Faculty and Staff


Charles Houghton

Chair
Professor, Design & Technology

Education
MFA/Design-Technology - Temple University
BA/Theatre - San Diego State University

Phone Number: (850) 474-2149
Email Address: choughton@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/293


Glenn Avery Breed

Associate Professor, Design & Technology

Education
MFA/Costume Design/Technology - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
BA/Theatrical Design - St. Edward's University


Phone Number: (850) 857-6286
Email Address: gbreed@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/290


Jerre Brisky

Director, Center for Fine & Performing Arts
Adjunct, Stage Management & Arts Administration

Education:
MS/Adminstration-Public Administration - The University of West Florida
BFA/Theatre, Production Management - Auburn University
Phone Number: (850) 857-6057
Email Address: jbrisky@uwf.edu
Office Location: Bldg 82, Rm 231


Phillip Brulotte

Instructor, Technical Director

Education:
MFA Technical Direction, University of Missouri/Kansas City
BFA Theatre Technical Direction, Kent State University
Phone Number: (850) 474-2982
Email Address: pbrulotte@uwf.edu
Office Location: Bldg 82, Rm 285


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Marci J. Duncan

Adjunct, Acting

Marci J. Duncan earned a BA in performance at Florida A&M University and her Masters in Acting at the University of Florida. She studied television and film acting with Evonne Suhor at Orlando’s Art Sake Acting Studio, where she is a resident ensemble member and substitute instructor, and has starred in three consecutive seasons in their Play De Luna Series. Her extensive list of theatre credits includes Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Crowns, Pretty Fire, The Contract, The Mountaintop and the world premiere of Ntozake Shange’s Lavender Lizards and Lilac Landmines: Layla’s Dream. Marci's film work includes (Just) Another Day co-starring with Jamie Hectar from HBO’s The Wire and Life is not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, working with Debbie Allen and Fantasia Barrino. Marci just completed an upcoming web series, Man of Da House and her first repertory season at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Marci currently teaches performance classes with her acting studio, Artists at Play.

Education:
MFA Acting, University of Florida
BA Theatre Performance, Florida A&M University
Phone Number: (850) 474-2146
Email Address: mduncan1@uwf.edu
Office Location: Bldg 82, Rm 292


Miriam Hoover

Office Administrator

Education
BA/History - University of West Florida


Phone Number: (850) 474-2146
Email Address: mhoover@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/292


Scott Hudson

Assistant Professor, Acting/Directing

Scott Hudson is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company in NYC along with actors Ellen Burstyn, Ethan Hawke and Sam Rockwell. He is the recipient of Broadway producer, Daryl Roth’s Creative Spirit Award. His play Sweet Storm was produced off-Broadway and is published through Dramatist Play Services. The play continues productions in regional and in college theatres. Scott’s acting credits include original productions of Our Lady of 121st Street directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, BFE directed by Gordon Edelstein and Dutch Heart of Man at the Public Theatre in NYC. He recently directed the first public work shop reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Between Riverside and Crazy, which was later directed by Austin Pendleton and won this year’s Pulitzer Prize. He also directed the original production of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s short one act, Banshee showcased at the Ohio Theatre in NYC. Scott coaches actors in theatre, film and TV. His client Elizabeth Rodriquez was Tony nominated for her role in The Mother F**Ker With the Hat staring Chris Rock. His former students include Peter Scanavino (principal cast of Law & Order SUV) and Joelle Carter (principal cast of Justified). Scott apprenticed as an acting teacher under Maggie Flanigan at her studio where he taught for six years in NYC. He taught as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ashland University in Ohio and as Visiting Professor of Theatre at Florida State University. He has also guest taught at NYU and Columbia. Scott is a BFA Theatre graduate of Florida State University and a MFA Acting graduate of Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Scott is happy to return to his home state and honored to join the Theatre Department. He looks forward to directing plays on campus, fishing, painting, biking, some creative writing and making new friends. 

 

Education
MFA/Acting - Rutgers University
BFA/Theatre - Florida State University


Phone Number: (850) 474-2149
Email Address: shudson@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/291


Dr. Greg Lanier

Director, University Honors Program
Professor, Theatre History

Education:
Ph.D., The University of Michigan
Major Emphasis: Shakespeare
Minor Emphases: Drama, The Epic, Romantic Poetry, Critical Theory
Phone Number: (850) 474-3160
Email Address: glanier@uwf.edu
Office Location: Bldg 11, Rm 219


Corey McKern

Visiting Artist, Voice

Education
MM/Music - Indiana University
BM/Music - Mississippi State University


Phone Number: (850) 474-2147
Email Address: cmckern@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/210


Sara Schoch

Assistant Professor, Music Theatre

Sara Schoch has appeared in over 150 professional productions in 15 years and has worked with many Broadway veterans along the way, such as Marc Kudish, Kerry O’Malley, Rob Gallagher, Marie Danvers, Raymond Sage, Robbie Sella, Fred Rose, Richard Roland, and the legendary Jack Dabdoub.  She is a 3 time nominee for the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical (ultimately winning in 2012 for her performance as Mother in Ragtime) and was honored to play Jenny Hill in the premier of Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish, when he and screen writer John August (Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, Titan A.E. Charlie’s Angels) recently decided to rewrite the show for a smaller cast and a renewed life in regional theatres.  Other favorite credits include: Candide (Cunegonde), The Last 5 Years (Cathy, Artie Nomination), Chicago (Roxie), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Kiss me, Kate!(Kate/Lilli; NHTA Nomination), Into the Woods (Witch), Urinetown (Hope), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(Christine; NHTA Nomination), Some Enchanted Evening (Julie; Joseph Jefferson Nomination),The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Princess Puffer), Cabaret (Schneider), Closer (Anna), and A View from the Bridge (Beatrice).

In 2015, Sara received the distinction of being recognized by the city of Boston as a Certified Artist, which is a designation given to those few persons identified as having both substantial talent and a vast body of work which contributes significantly to the arts in Boston and in Massachusetts as a whole.

Sara holds an MFA in acting from Brandeis University but it was while attending The State University of New York at Fredonia, for her BFA in Musical Theatre, that she discovered her love of teaching acting techniques to singers.  Sara has since held a private voice studio in Nashville, Tennessee and has traveled the country teaching masterclasses to young actors and singers.  She is an expert in audition techniques and her students and mentees can be seen in the Broadway productions of Aladdin, Finding Neverland, Les Miserables, and the much anticipated revival of The Color Purple as well as being featured performers in regional theatres, national touring companies and cruise ships everywhere. 

 

Education
MFA/Acting - Brandeis University
BFA/Musical Theatre - State University of New York at Fredonia


Phone Number: (850) 474-2180
Email Address: sschoch@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/295


Richard Steinert

Guest Artist, Dance

Known for his innovative and collaborative style, Richard Steinert has works in the repertories in companies across the United States.  Since his inaugural season as Artistic Director in 2007, he has held the attention of the ballet and arts community through a series of critically acclaimed performances and projects directed at broadening the experience of the dance enthusiast.  One of the hallmarks of Steinert’s style is the graceful marriage of theatre and dance and the 2008 premier of his Unprocessed Materials brought the Pensacola audiences their first taste of that experience.  Another evening of premier works, The Outrageous Dance Project, brought the considerable talents of the theatre students of the University of West Florida together with those of the Ballet Pensacola dancers providing a platform for the presentation of Steinert’s works such as the provocative After Foreshadowing and his popular Flipside.  Through such creative and collaborative endeavors Steinert and Ballet Pensacola are in step with the vibrancy of the city of Pensacola and the new dance community at-large.  Ballet Pensacola partners with The Pensacola Symphony, The Pensacola Opera as well as the Pensacola Little Theater to assure a strong cross section of artists and artistry available to the local audience members.  Under his direction, Ballet Pensacola draws professional dancers from around the globe, creating a diverse and provocative performing organization. Ballet Pensacola not only finds audiences in the Florida panhandle, but also around the United States through its successful touring program. more

Education
BA/Theatre, Dance - Catawba College


Phone Number: (850) 474-2146
Email Address: rsteinert@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/292


Hanan Tarabay

Adjunct, Voice

Education
Voice, Opera - Curtis Institute of Music


Phone Number: (850) 474-2147
Email Address: htarabay@uwf.edu
Office Location: 82/292