Instructor: Marc Williams is a freelance director and instructor. He recently completed his MFA in Directing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he received the Faculty Academic Award. Directing credits include Lovers & Executioners, The Jewish Wife, Cloud 9, Crimes of the Heart, The House of Yes, Laundry and Bourbon, and The Water Engine. He served as Director of New Works for the Burning Coal Theatre Company, and as Casting Director for the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, where he also worked as an actor, director, and assistant director. Marc spent three years teaching high school Theatre in Stafford, Virginia after completing his BA in Theatre from Mary Washington College in 1998. He was the 2001 recipient of the Leighton Ballew Directing Award and the William Wilson Graduate Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
Course Author: Bob Hansen is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Theatre at UNCG. He has a B.A / from the University of Minnesota, Morris (1973) with a double major in English and Theatre; an M.S. in Theatre from Florida State University (1974), and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Minnesota (1977). He has been on the faculty of Bowling Green State University, the Tennessee Arts Academy, and—since 1986—the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He teaches in the areas of design and theatre history. He is the author of Scenic and Costume Design for the Ballets Russes. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1985; and numerous articles and reviews that have been published in Southern Theatre, Theatre Crafts, and TDT (Theatre Design and Technology). In addition to his work as a teacher, scholar, and administrator, Bob has worked extensively as a theatre artist, designing sets, lights, and/or costumes for over 100 stage productions since 1972.
Note: This course essentially has two instructors. Marc Williams is the instructor of record, and will be grading your work, answering your questions, and monitoring discussion. Bob Hansen created this course, and authored all of its content. Any questions regarding the course should be directed to Marc Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.