Program Faculty

Christopher Akerlind
Faculty, School of Theater
Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind has designed lighting, and occasionally scenery, for over 650 productions at theater, opera, and dance companies across the country and around the world. Recent work includes the Waiting for Godot for TFANA, Lynn Nottage’s play Clyde’s on Broadway and at the Mark... Continue reading »

Cristian Amigo
Faculty, School of Theater
Sound Design

Cristian Amigo is a Latinx composer, sound artist/designer, guitarist, producer, and educator. Amigo is a sound faculty member in the Experience Design and Production Program at the CalArts School of Theater. Amigo’s awards include a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (music... Continue reading »

Jenica Anderson
Production Associate: Head of Sound/Video

Jenica Anderson is the production head of sound and video in the School of Theater. She graduated with an MFA in Percussion Performance from CalArts, where she found and developed her interest in audio engineering. Jenica worked as the primary sound engineer at REDCAT for many years, and has... Continue reading »

Bill Ballou
Production Manager
Faculty, School of Theater

Bill Ballou has worked behind the scenes in theater, film, and related industries since the early 1970’s. He is happy to be back at CalArts, where he was the Technical Director in the School of Theater from 1998-2003. He worked as the Technical Director at REDCAT from 2005-2023.

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Christopher Barreca
Faculty, School of Theater
Scene Design

Christopher Barreca was the Scenic Designer for the CalArts Center for New Performance's production of King Lear, both in its world premiere at the Brewery in Los Angeles in 2002 and in France at the Frictions Festival, sponsored by Theatre Dijon Bourgogne. Mr. Barreca has designed over 150... Continue reading »

Camille Benda
Faculty, School of Theater
Costume Design

With over 20 years experience working in film, theater, and commercials, Camille Benda has enjoyed the process of supporting directors, producers, and actors in realizing their creative vision through costume. Camille’s research-led design approach started with a love of art history and... Continue reading »

Jose Luis Blondet
Faculty, School of Theater
Theater History

José Luis Blondet is Curator of Special Initiatives at LACMA, where he has organized the exhibitions Not I: Throwing Voices 1500 BCE – 2020; Merce Cunningham, Clouds and Screens (2018); Liz Glynn: The Myth of Singularity (2016); Various Small Fires (Working Documents) (2015); and Compass... Continue reading »

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