School of Theater

Visiting Artists

To ensure that students have the opportunity to examine the widest possible cross-section of practices, the school regularly invites eminent visiting artists from around the world to supplement the expertise of regular faculty. Some guests also serve as visiting faculty members who spend one or more semesters at CalArts. In recent years, visiting artists have included:

  • Martin Acosta, director
  • Kevin Adams, lighting designer
  • Jules Aaron, actor
  • Martin Acosta, director
  • Katy Alexander, director
  • Nicole Arbusto, casting director
  • Edgar Arcenanux, artist
  • Byron Bacon, properties designer
  • Gina Belafonte, actor
  • Belarus Free Theatre
  • Robert Blacker, dramaturg
  • David Bridel, mask and movement coach
  • Susan Brown, casting director
  • Robert Cantarella, director
  • Ana Cappelluto, designer
  • Laurie Carlos, writer, director and performer
  • Bridget Carpenter, writer
  • Chen Shi-Zheng, director
  • Tammy Cody-Boutcher, stage manager
  • Karin Coonrod, director
  • Juli Crockett, writer, director, musician
  • Gordon Davidson, director and artistic director
  • Eisa Davis, writer, performer, composer
  • Bart DeLorenzo, director
  • Stephen Dillane, actor
  • Rinde Eckert, writer, composer, director and performer
  • Kate Edmunds, designer and artistic director
  • Doug Fitch, designer
  • Five Lesbian Brothers, performance collective
  • Richard Foreman, writer and director
  • Tamar Fortgang, actor and producer
  • Brian Freeman, playwright and performance artist
  • Susan Denison Geller, designer
  • Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, theater collective
  • Tom Gunning, film scholar
  • LisaGay Hamilton, director, actor
  • Handspring Puppet Company
  • Kamilla Harkless, scenic artist
  • Jennifer Harvey, director
  • Wendall Harrington, designer
  • Philip Himberg, artistic director
  • Liz Himelstein, dialect coach
  • Michael Hooker, designer
  • Cynthia Hopkins, writer and performer
  • Peter Howard, actor
  • Dan Hurlin, puppet artist and director
  • Sandy Huse, properties designer
  • Naomi Iizuka, playwright
  • Robert Israel, designer
  • Gregory Itzin, actor
  • Ken Jacobs, puppet artist
  • Lynn Jeffries, puppet artist
  • Julie Jensen, playwright
  • Daniel Alexander Jones, writer and director
  • Ron Cephas Jones, actor
  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph, performer, activist, educator
  • York Kennedy, designer
  • Nancy Keystone, director
  • Lisa Kron, performance artist
  • Jessica Kubzansky, director
  • Claudio Valdéz Kuri, director
  • Stan Lai (Lai Shengchuan), playwright, director
  • Jim LeBrecht, designer
  • Elizabeth LeCompte, director
  • Ming Cho Lee, designer
  • Roberta Levitow, director
  • Corey Madden, producer and director
  • John Malpede, actor and activist
  • Art Manke, director and artistic director
  • Lynn Manning, actor, director and playwright
  • Debi Manwiller, casting director
  • Stan Margulies, film producer
  • Christine Marie, shadow puppetry
  • Kristin Marting, director
  • Kay Matschullat, director, writer
  • Oliver Mayer, playwright
  • Heather McKlarty, properties designer
  • Stephin Merritt, composer
  • Arnaud Meunier, director
  • Dijana Milosevic, director
  • Ken Nintzel, director
  • Chris Parry, designer
  • Daniel Passer, clown
  • Victoria Paul, production designer
  • Carole Payette, scenic artist
  • Adina Porter, actor
  • Everett Quinton, actor and director
  • Dunya Ramicova, designer
  • Larry Reed, puppet artist
  • Jose Rivera, playwright
  • Diane Rodriguez, actor and director
  • John Gould Rubin, director
  • Peter Schumann, writer, puppet artist and director
  • David Schweizer, director
  • Deena Selenow, director
  • Michele Shay, actor and director
  • Hannah Sim, movement artist
  • Stew, composer and playwright
  • Mary Ellen Strom, video and performance artist
  • Mark Sussman, puppet artist
  • Basil Twist, designer and puppet artist
  • Lenka Udovicki, director
  • Kate Valk, actor
  • Roberto Varea, director
  • Shay Wafer, managing director
  • Matt Wilder, director
  • Saul Williams, performance poet
  • Charlayne Woodard, actor
  • The Wooster Group, theater collective
  • Chay Yew, playwright
  • Claudia Zelevansky, director
Last edited by cyang on Sep 03, 2015
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