Bernard Van De Yacht

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Bernie Van De Yacht is the youngest of 13 children. He earned a BA in Psychology and Theatre from The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). After graduation, Bernie began working at an... Continue reading »

Kathleen Wilhoite
Faculty, School of Theater
Acting for the Camera

Kathleen Wilhoite’s story as a performing artist began when she joined her church choir at All Saints by the Sea in the first grade. Two years later, when she was on stage at the Santa Barbara County Bowl as part of a back-up choir with The Carpenters, she still remembers vividly the power... Continue reading »

Terry Wolverton

Terry Wolverton is the author of ten books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, including Embers, a novel in poems, and Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman’s Building, a memoir. Her eleventh title, Ruin Porn, a collection of poetry, will be released at the end of 2017. She has... Continue reading »

Chi-wang Yang
Faculty, Acting
Assistant Dean

Chi-wang Yang is a Los Angeles-based theater director and interdisciplinary artist. Whether in the form of plays, operas, concerts or installation; his work is physical, experimental, and collaborative. He is committed to expanding notions of identity and theatrical form and to exploring the... Continue reading »

Aycil Yeltan
Faculty, School of Theater

Aycil Yeltan is an actor, writer, director, and film producer and a recipient of Artist Initiative FY 2020 Grantees for a stage production of Folk Tales & 4 Hands Piano. Yeltan’s recent film TOPANGA collected many awards from Global Film Competitions and International Film Festivals,... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty