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The Theatre Program offers: The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, for those who wish to enter the profession or for those who wish to prepare for graduate school; and the Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a major in Theatre, for those who wish to teach grades 4-12. Minors are available in both degree programs.

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    Sara Goff

    Professor, Theatre & Film Department Interim Chair
    THTR 212
    Phone: 509.359.6671
    Email: sgoff@ewu.edu

    M.F.A. Acting; Western Illinois University

    B.S. Theatre; Central Michigan University

    Jeffrey Sanders

    Senior Lecturer
    210 Theatre
    Phone: 509.359.6673
    Email: jsanders@ewu.edu

    Jeffrey Sanders is currently a Senior Lecturer of Theatre at Eastern Washington University having received his B.S. in Acting from Central Michigan University and his M.F.A. in Acting from Western Illnois University. Some of his directing credits at EWU include Avenue Q, Love's Labour's Lost The Musical, Twelfth Night, Fuddy Meers, Macbeth, Bat Boy The Musical, Antony & Cleopatra, Ruthless! The Musical, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Foreigner. This year at EWU he'll be directing Heathers The Musical and The Tempest for the EWU Theatre Main Stage. Jeff also wrote original stage adaptations of Tim O'Brien's novel The Things They Carried and We are A Poem based on the collected works of authors John Rybicki and Julie Moulds. Before arriving at EWU, Jeff was a resident actor and director for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. His favorite roles there include Titus Andronicus, MacBeth, Mitch (Streetcar Named Desire), Nurse (Romeo and Juliet), Fluellen (Henry V), Edgar (King Lear), Posthumus (Cymbeline) Hector (Troilus and Cressida), Lopahkin (The Cherry Orchard) and Julius Caesar. While at CSC, he directed A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Every Christmas Storey Ever Told, as well as co-directed Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty

    Shana J. A. Joslyn

    Senior Lecturer/Technical Director/Scenic Lighting Designer
    THE 208
    Phone: 509.359.2229
    Email: sjoslyn@ewu.edu

    M.F.A. Western Illinois University

    B.A. Western Illnios University

    Jessica Ray

    Lecturer, Costume Shop Manager
    THTR 215A
    Phone: 509-359-6677
    Email: jray@ewu.edu

    Jessica Ray received her B.A. Degree in Theatre from Eastern Washington University in 2009 and her M.F.A Degree in Costume Design from Illinois State University. She will be teaching courses in Costume Design and Stage Makeup in EWU's Department of Theatre & Film. She has worked at theatres such as Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre to name a few. 

    JRay Design

    Vincas Greene

    Lecturer
    THTR 109
    Email: vgreene@ewu.edu

    Vincas Greene earned his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University and his M.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts. He will be teaching courses in dance and developing classes and programming for dance at EWU. Vincas is the founding Artistic Director of Vytal Movement Dance Company in Spokane. He is currently building an adult dance community, developing professional dance in the region (Danse Matters), cultivating a larger audience for dance, advising local dance programs in higher education and sharing his love for the art form through teaching, choreographing and presenting dance. As Chair for the Department of Dance and full professor (21 years), he led Brenau University to full accreditation with The National Association of Schools of Dance and served as a visiting evaluator for the association.  He has taught nationally at several universities, high schools and private studios and was a guest teacher at Nanyang Normal University in China. Vincas also enjoys spending time exploring the stunning beauty of the Spokane River and the surrounding parks, forests and mountains in the Inland Northwest.
    For more information, visit Danse Matters. 
    Meet The Makers: Dance Matters 

    Jason Laws

    Scene Shop Foreman
    THTR 104B
    Phone: 509-359-2459
    Email: jlaws1@ewu.edu

    Contact Information

    Theatre & Film Department, Theatre Program
    RTV 104
    Cheney, WA 99004-2457

    email: ahudson5@ewu.edu
    phone: Administrative Office 509.359.6390 Box Office 509.359.2459

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