Program Faculty

Julianne Figueroa-Castro
Faculty, School of Theater
Stage Management

Julianne Figueroa-Castro is a freelance Production and Stage Manager. She has a BA in History and Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz and a MFA in Production Management from CalArts. She is an associate company member of Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble. Recent Production Management credits... Continue reading »

Peter Flaherty
Faculty, School of Theater
Interactive Media for Performance

Peter Flaherty is a director and interactive artist whose work has shown in over a hundred international venues, including theaters, galleries, and museums. He conceived and directed The Dial, an interactive narrative combining augmented reality and projection mapping, which premiered at... Continue reading »

Janie Geiser
Faculty, School of Theater

Janie Geiser is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes cinema, performance, and installation. Geiser’s work is known for its recontextualization of abandoned images and objects, its embrace of artifice, and its investigation of memory, power and loss. “Geiser gives... Continue reading »

Jon Gottlieb
Faculty, Sound Design

Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Mr. Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Continue reading »

Karen Gutierrez
Producing Faculty
School of Theater

Karen Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has been working in the cultural arts for over twenty years. Her career in Los Angeles has included Events Producer for USC Spectrum & media/sponsorship sales at commercial radio and NPR stations. As the Director of... Continue reading »

Asher Hartman
Faculty, School of Theater
Theater History

Asher Hartman is a transgender writer, director, and maker of live performances. His works, which combine strategies of theater and performance art, grapple with social and political issues in an era of chronic crisis. His works are dense, visual, poetic, embodied texts, infused with clown and... Continue reading »

Mona Heinze
Faculty, School of Theater
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A German Fulbright scholar, Mona Heinze received MFAs in Dramaturgy/Dramatic Criticism from Yale and Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. She was the resident dramaturg at Center Stage in Baltimore and taught at Johns-Hopkins University, New York University, and Brooklyn College,... Continue reading »

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