Theatre Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Jayme McGhan

Jayme McGhan

Artistic Director, Professor and Theatre Dept. Head (UNG, 2020);
Teaches Playwriting and Directing
M.F.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
B.A., Southwest Minnesota State University.

Tracey Brent-Chessum

Tracey Elaine Chessum

Associate Artistic Director, Chair of Theatre, BA Theatre Program Director, and Professor (Brenau, 2020)
Teaches Directing, Theatre History, Musical Theatre, Theatre Management
Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.A., California State University
M.M., Azusa Pacific University
B.A., The Master’s College

Zechariah Pierce

Zechariah Pierce

BFA Acting Program Director, Assistant Professor (UNG, 2016)
Teaches Acting (I & II), Movement for the Stage (I & II), Acting for the Camera
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., Brenau University

Rick Gomez

Rick Gomez

BFA Musical Theatre Program Director, Assistant Professor (Brenau, 2013)
Teaches Musical Theatre, History of Musical Theatre, Vocal Production
M.M., University of Colorado
B.A. Wake Forest University

Celeste Morris

BFA Design & Technology Program Director, GTA Recruitment Chair, Resident Designer, Professor (UNG, 2006)
Teaches Theatre Appreciation, Fundamentals of Acting, Stage Management
M.F.A., Florida State University
B.A., Brenau University

Gay Hammond

Gay H. Hammond

Director of WonderQuest: GTA for Young Audiences, Resident Dramatist, Associate Professor (Brenau, 1992)
Teaches Period Styles, Theatre for Youth and Young Audiences, Performance Studies, Playwriting
M.F.A., Spalding University
M.A., University of Louisville
B.A., Brenau College.

Stuart Beaman

Stuart Beaman

Resident Designer, Professor (UNG, 1993)
Teaches Stagecraft, Design Principles, Advanced Production Projects, Drafting, Audio
M.F.A., University of South Carolina
B.S., Radford University
A.A., Louisburg College
Electronic Servicing, Wake Technical College

Larry Cook

Larry E. Cook

Design & Technical Theatre Coordinator, Resident Designer, Professor (UNG, 2004)
Teaches Theatre Appreciation, Stagecraft
M.F.A., University of Georgia
B.S., Troy State University

Terri Becker

Terri Becker

Resident Lighting Designer and Senior Instructor of Theatre (UNG, 2008)
Teaches Theatre Appreciation, Lighting Design, Supervises Practicum
M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
B.F.A. Drawing and Painting
University of Georgia

Elisa Carlson

Elisa Carlson

Resident Director, Professor (UNG, 2010)
Teaches Voice and Speech, Acting, Movement for the Stage
M.F.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Professional Theatre Training Program now located at the University of Delaware)
B.F.A., Florida State University

Pamela Workman

Pamela Workman

Resident Costumer, Assistant Professor (Brenau 2015)
Teaches Principles of Design, Costume Design and Crafts classes
B.A. Morehead State College (KY)
M.F.A., University of Oklahoma

Staff

Joslyn Hillard

Joslyn Hilliard

Managing Director and Theatre Dept. Business Officer (UNG, 2005)

David Becker

David Becker

Production and Technical Director (UNG, 2009)
Supervises Practicum
B.A., University of Georgia

Darrell Morris

Darrell C. Morris

Director of Multimedia and Theatre Services (Brenau, 2004)
M.F.A., Florida State University
B.F.A., Valdosta State University
A.A., Clayton State University

Leslie Beaman

Leslie Beaman

Box Office Manager (UNG, 2008)
B.A., Brenau University

Lainey Kennedy

Lainey Kennedy

Assistant Director of Multimedia and Theatre Services (Brenau, 2010)
B.A. Brenau University

Ali Hooks

Ali Hooks

Assistant Technical Director (UNG, 2015)
Supervises Practicum
B.F.A., University of North Georgia

Aimee Johnson

Aimee Johnson

Costume Shop Supervisor (Brenau, 2016)
Supervises Practicum
M.F.A., The Pennsylvania State University
B.F.A, The University of Central Florida

Keri McClain

Keri McClain

Marketing Manager (UNG, 2019)
B.A., Full Sail University

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