Program Faculty

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 »

Mara Isaacs
Faculty, Producing

Mara Isaacs is a Tony® and Grammy® Award winning producer and founder of Octopus Theatricals, an independent production company dedicated to fostering an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national, and international audiences.  She has produced over 150... Continue reading »

George Lugg
Consulting Producer, CalArts Center for New Performance

George Lugg is a producer, curator, and consultant who has been working in the field of contemporary performance for 30 years. As a producer, he currently works for CalArts Center for New Performance and with independent artists Faye Driscoll and Emily Johnson. Recent projects include the world... 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 »

Shay Wafer
Faculty, School of Theater

Shay Wafer has demonstrated a stalwart dedication to the arts and community development through many years of service to the field. Her passionate vision is balanced with pragmatic experience, as she has held senior level positions at several non-profit arts organizations with a focus on African... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty