Strictly Speaking

University Theatre hosts professional theatre makers to speak about their work, their industry and their journey within the arts.

Speakers will take questions from attendees during this one-hour interactive zoom conversation. Submit questions in advance for hosts to ask.

Pre-registration required for each speaker. Zoom links will be sent to attendees the day of the event

 

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Tue 22

Nathan Crocker

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 24

David Tompkins

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 29

Rasean Davonte Johnson

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Sun Hee Kil

Assistant Professor/Sound Designer
NYC based Theatre Sound designer/Professor, from South Korea

September 15 | 6pm EST

 

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Eric Tysinger

Stage Manager
AEA stage manager for the first national tour of Hamilton.

September 17 | 6pm EST

 

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Nathan Crocker

Assistant Professor / Voice and Dialect Coach
NY/NJ based actor and accent and dialect coach. Currently voice and speech professor at Rutgers University.

September 22 | 6pm EST

 

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David Tompkins

Executive Director
Arts and Culture Executive and Film, Television, Live Concert, and industrial show Production Manager, and Event Producer.

September 24 | 6pm EST

 

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Rasean Davonte Johnson

Projection Designer and Video Artist
Video artist and designer of projections for theatre, film, and installations.

September 29 | 6pm EST

 

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Edred Utomi

Actor
Professional actor currently playing the role of Alexander Hamilton on the Angelica tour or “Hamilton”

September 30 | 7pm EST

 

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Charles Murdock Lucas

Scene and Projection Designer
International scene and media designer, member of USA 829, and Head of Scene Design, Projection & Integrated Media Design for the BA and M.F.A. programs at San Diego State University.

October 1 | 6pm EST

 

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Tara Faircloth

Opera Stage Director
Freelance opera stage director for companies large and small.

October 6 | 6pm EST

 

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Alan Campbell

Actor
Tony nominated actor with nearly forty years experience in stage, film, television and concerts.

October 7 | 7pm EST

 

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Alejandro Fajardo

Lighting Designer

October 8 | 6pm EST

 

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Quentin Fears

Fashion Consultant
Celebrity Stylist & Host Based in Los Angeles, Ca.

October 13| 6pm EST

 

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Stephanie Umoh

Actor/Performer/Angelica Schuyler
NYC based Broadway/TV/Film/Commercial actor for over 12 years currently playing the role of Angelica on the national tour of “Hamilton”

October 14 | 7pm EST

 

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Jenny Ely

Associate Project Manager
Project Manager for ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive media division.

October 15 | 6pm EST

 

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Angie Hays

Executive Director, NCTC

October 20 | 6pm EST

 

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Rob Eastman-Mullins

Scenographer, Assoc. Prof. of Design & Production
Scenographer–designing scenery, lighting, and costumes–for over twenty years, and associate professor of deign & production at Wake Forest University.

October 22 | 6pm EST

 

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Lex Liang

Founder/Principal – LDC Design Associates
Founder of LDC Design Associates a multi-disciplinary design and production house, specializing in experiential, live event design and bespoke interiors.

October 27 | 6pm EST

 

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Lauren Kennedy

Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Raleigh
Broadway actress and Artistic Producing Director of Theatre Raleigh

October 29 | 6pm EST

 

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Kaitlin Gill Rider

Lighting Designer
Director of Outside Sales for WHOCO Lighting and Controls, INC

November 3 | 6pm EST

 

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Pornchanok Kanchanabanca

Sound Designer/ Composer
Female Thai artist, sound designer, musician and composer.

November 5 | 6pm EST

 

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Sharon Huizinga

Lighting Designer
Head of MFA Lighting Program at CCM, Sharon is an international lighting Designer and programmer in many genres, from theatre and live music to corporate events and television.

November 10 | 6pm EST

 

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Joel Veenstra

AEA Stage Manager
Joel Veenstra is a professional AEA stage manager, production manager, producer, and improviser

November 11 | 7pm EST

 

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Ken Maruyama

(Retired) Vice President, Artist Management & Academic Relations , Sony Pictures Imageworks
Retired Visual Effects Production executive from Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic

November 12 | 6pm EST

 

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Anna & Paul Nugent

Co-Artistic Directors and Actors
Co-Artistic Directors of About FACE Theatre Company in Dublin, Ireland with 20+ years experience acting, producing, directing and teaching on stage, screen and voiceover in New York, the UK and Europe.

November 17 | 6pm EST

 

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Ryan Moller

Costume Designer
Award-winning NY based costume designer.

November 19 | 6pm EST

 

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Megumi Katayama

Sound Designer
NYC based freelance sound designer, sound artist, composer

December 8 | 6pm EST

 

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Isabella Byrd

Lighting Designer
Award winning Brooklyn based Lighting Designer focused on new play development and igniting classics.

December 10 | 6pm EST

 

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Eric Woodall

Producing Artistic Director of NCT
NYC Broadway Casting Director and Resident Broadway Director of Mamma Mia!. Currently the Producing Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre

December 15 | 6pm EST

 

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PAST SPEAKERS

 

Elisheba Ittoop

Sound Designer/Composer
NYC based designer, composer, & noisemaker.

August 20 | 6pm EST

 


Haley Clair

Voice Actor/Singer
NYC based voiceover artist, singer, and actor who has voiced commercials for Kohl’s, David’s Bridal, Michael’s, Canva, Spotify, and more!

August 25 | 6pm EST

 

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Kara Harmon

Costume Designer
Costume Designer living in NYC whose work has been seen in theatre, film, television, commercials and events.

August 27 | 6pm EST

 

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Ryan Wineinger-Schattl

Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
Disney Imagineer with 10 years experience in Theatre & Theme Parks.

September 1 | 6pm EST

 

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Porsche McGovern

Lighting Designer, Researcher
Lighting designer and author of the Howlround series, “Who Designs & Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun”.

September 3 | 6pm EST

 

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Josh Tower

Actor/ Singer
Broadway actor and singer currently playing Burr on the first national tour of Hamilton.

September 8 | 6pm EST

 

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Hillary Hart

Executive Director
Executive director for Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, Texas

September 10 | 6pm EST

 

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