Program Faculty

Jane Pickett
Faculty, Writing for Performance

Jane Pickett is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. In 2008, she received her MFA in Writing for Performance from CalArts, and her play Autopilot was featured in the REDCAT NOW and Philadelphia and Edinburgh fringe festivals. In 2009, she directed her play Someone in Florida Loves Me,... Continue reading »

Travis Preston
Dean, Head of Directing
Artistic Director, CalArts Center for New Performance

Travis Preston is Artistic Director of the CalArts Center for New Performance and Dean of the CalArts School of Theater. He directs theater and opera throughout the world. Most recently, he completed the world premiere of CalArts Center for New Performance’s Fantômas: Revenge of the... Continue reading »

Joe Rohde
Faculty, Narrative and Immersive Environments

Joe Rohde is a Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, California. Imagineering is the creative arm of the Walt Disney Company that designs and builds everything from cruise ships, theme parks, rides and attractions, hotels and infrastructure systems for the company’s... Continue reading »

Victor Sandoval Torres
Costume Shop Director

Victor Sandoval Torres holds a BFA in Theater Management from California Institute of the Arts, and has been Associate Costume Shop Manager for the School of Theater since 2017. At CalArts, Victor enjoys guiding BFA and MFA students through the physical production process, including sourcing and... Continue reading »

Rachel Scandling
Faculty, Producing
Producing Director, CalArts Center for New Performance
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Rachel has been working in performance and public programming as a producer, curator, and administrator for more than a decade. She most recently served as Managing Director of Los Angeles Performance Practice, in addition to six years as part of the producing team for the annual Los Angeles... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty