Program Faculty

Jason McManus
Faculty, Experience Design

Jason McManus works as both a Senior Creative and Art Director in the themed entertainment industry. He has spent over 15 years of combined experience working for companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering, The Hettema Group, Thinkwell, and others on projects that span the globe. In that time he... Continue reading »

Charles McNulty

Charles McNulty is the theater critic of the Los Angeles Times. He received his doctorate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from the Yale School of Drama. McNulty has taught at Yale, the New School, New York University, the City University of New York Graduate Center, UCLA and the... Continue reading »

Anne Militello
Faculty, School of Theater
Lighting Design

Anne Militello is a renowned theater and concert lighting designer, architectural and theme park designer, and fine artist. Her designs for the theater span Broadway, Off Broadway, and Regional Theater, including collaborations with Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, Richard Foreman, Tom... Continue reading »

Nichole Miller
Faculty, School of Theater

Nichole Miller is an artist, writer, and creative problem solver. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts (with a focus on philosophy and mathematics), an MA in Eastern Classical Philosophy, Literature, and Classical Chinese, and completed a summer institute in Middle Eastern Classics – all at St.... Continue reading »

Troy Morgan
Faculty, School of Theater

Troy Morgan is an artist working in painting, animation, music, and illustration. He received his BFA in film from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from CalArts in Experimental Animation. He has exhibited at Blythe Projects in Culver City, Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver, and... Continue reading »

Noah Nelson
Faculty, School of Theater

Noah Nelson is the founder of No Proscenium, a publication dedicated to exploring the immersive and experiential arts, its sister site Everything Immersive, and parent organization The Immersive Experience Institute. As a producer he has led multiple immersive industry events including The Next... Continue reading »

Yuri Okahana-Benson
Faculty, School of Theater
Experience Design and Production

Yuri Okahana-Benson is a scenographer based in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she has been working both nationally and internationally. Recent theatrical design credits include Hungry Ghost at Skylight Theater (World Premiere), Smile at IAMA Theater, The Drowning Girls at The... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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