Production and Design Faculty

Department of Theatre and Dance

Full-Time Faculty

 

Jorge Arroyo Jorge Arroyo
Clinical Specialist
Lighting Design and Technology
973-655-3084
arroyoj@mail.montclair.edu
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Jorge Arroyo is the Clinical Specialist Faculty in Lighting Design at Montclair State University. His work has been seen at venues such as the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Public Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, The People’s Light and Theatre Company, Prince Regent’s Theater (Germany), La MaMa, INTAR, and others. He is the Resident Lighting Designer at Luna Stage and has previously served as the Resident Lighting Designer for Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. He has extensive experience as a concert designer, having created designs for over 50 shows at both the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center for artists such as Alicia Keys, Bill Cosby, Gabriel Iglesias, The Wayans Brothers, The Chieftains, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Jackie Mason, Wesla Whitfield, Phoebe Snow, Stanley Jordan, Kenny Garret, Paquito D’Rivera, Rockapella, and others. He has also worked with choreographer Stacey Tookey, three-time Emmy nominee for her choreography on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, on her production of Moments Defined in both New York and California. In 2004 he was selected by Lighting Dimensions Magazine for feature in an article on "designers to watch.” He is the co-author of the last three versions of the Lightwright manual and tutorial, the industry standard software for tracking lighting paperwork. Jorge received his MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


 Debra Otte

Debra Bergsma Otte, MFA
Program Coordinator for Production and Design
Coordinator, Makeup Artistry Certificate Program
Associate Professor
Costume Design, Theatrical Make-up and Fashion Studies
973-655-7680
otted@mail.montclair.edu
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Debra Bergsma Otte (Program Coordinator for Production and Design) is a professor of design at Montclair State University. She teaches in both the Fashion Studies Program and the Theatre and Dance Department. Her design credits include costume designs for many regional, Off-Broadway and University productions, television, dance, puppet design for Henson Associates and industrial design work for Parker Davis, Chrysler and Burger King. In 1999 and again in 2005, she was honored to receive the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for her work with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. She holds an MFA in Design from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


  Randy Mugleston, MFA
Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
Associate Professor
Theatre Technology and Stagecraft
973-655-7343
muglestonr@mail.montclair.edu
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Randy Mugleston is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University. He has an undergraduate degree from Utah State University and a graduate degree in Theatre Technology from Indiana State University. Over the years, he has designed many productions at Montclair State, as well as served as the Technical Director for most of the theatre department’s productions. He has also designed lights off-Broadway in New York City and sets and lights for several dance spaces.


 Erhard Rom Erhard M. Rom, MFA
Scenic Designer
Assistant Professor
Scenic Design, Drafting
973-655-4378
rome@mail.montclair.edu
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Erhard Rom (set designer) is currently the head of the Scenic Design area in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University. He has designed settings for more than 150 productions throughout North America, including the recent Canadian premiere of John Adams' opera Nixon in China. His designs have been featured in the Prague Quadrennial International Design Exhibition.

His work includes numerous engagements with Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Virginia Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. His work has also been seen frequently at Syracuse Stage and Geva Theatre Center in New York State. Other Theatre Companies he has worked for include: Indiana Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Interact Theatre, and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington DC. He has also designed for Opera Cleveland, Kentucky Opera, Ordway Music Theatre, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Opera Center, Oklahoma Mozart Festival and for ABC Television.

Prof. Rom received his BA in Music from the University of Washington, and his M.F.A. in Design from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He is a member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


Part-Time Faculty, Adjuncts and Visiting Specialists

Jeanette Aultz
Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor
Adjunct Instructor
Costume Technology
973-655-7345
aultzj@mail.montclair.edu


Melody Brocious
Costume Technician
Adjunct Instructor
Costume Technology
973-655-7345


Daniel Cole
Costume Technician
Adjunct Instructor
History of Style
973-655-7000


Jillian Coratti
Draper
Adjunct Instructor
Costume Technology
973-655-7345


Peter Davis
Production Manager
Adjunct Instructor
Production Management and Production Operations
973-655-4205
davispet@mail.montclair.edu
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Judy Evans
Costume Shop Supervisor
Adjunct Instructor
Costume Technology
973-655-7345
evansjud@mail.montclair.edu
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Daniel Graham
Assistant Technical Director
Adjunct Instructor
Scenic Technology
973-655-7000
grahamdan@mail.montclair.edu


Shoko Kambara
Adjunct Instructor
Scene Design, Drafting I
973-655-7000
kambaras@mail.montclair.edu


Karen Kinsley
Adjunct Instructor
Stage Makeup
973-655-7000
kinsleyk@mail.montclair.edu


Elizabeth McTigue
Draper
Adjunct Instructor

Costume Technology
973-655-7345
mctiguee@mail.montclair.edu


Alison Merrick
Props Supervisor
Adjunct Instructor

Production Props
973-655-7000
merricka@mail.montclair.edu


Benjamin Merrick
Technical Director
Adjunct Instructor
Scenic Technology
973-655-6679
merricka@mail.montclair.edu
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Michael Moore
Adjunct Instructor
Scenic Design
973-655-7000


Scott O'Brien
Sound Supervisor
Adjunct Instructor

Sound Design and Technology
973-655-7000
obriens@mail.montclair.edu


Mary Peterson
Adjunct Instructor
Costume Design, Drawing and Rendering
973-655-7345
petersonma@mail.montclair.edu


David Smith
Adjunct Instructor
Lighting Design and Technology
973-655-3059
smithdav@mail.montclair.edu


Megan Sprowls
Adjunct Instructor
Stage Management
973-655-7000
sprowlsm@mail.montclair.edu


Mysti Stay
Adjunct Instructor
Stage Management Supervisor
973-655-7000
staym@mail.montclair.edu
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Jackie Young
Assistant Technical Director
Adjunct Instructor
Scenic Technology
973-655-7000


Katherine Woodward
Scenic Charge
Adjunct Instructor
Scenic Painting
973-655-7000