Department of Theatre

Full-Time Faculty


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Leslie J. Miller

Instructor of Professional Practice
Director of the Dance Program

Leslie J Miller is a performer, an educator, and a choreographer. She began her training at the Hanover School of Ballet, through which she had the opportunity to travel, as an ambassador of dance, throughout Europe, China, and various venues throughout the U.S. Read more »

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Cylene Walker-Willis

Adjunct Instructor of Dance

Cylene Walker-Willis is an educator, choreographer, and artist. She grew up in the red dirt of Konawa, Oklahoma near the South Canadian River. Growing up in the eighties she enjoyed pop music and watching MTV but she was drawn to the rhythm and soul of blues music, listening to artists like Bill Withers and Otis Redding. Read more »

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Lee Brasuell

Associate Professor of Design
Technical Director and Production Manager
Mary Lou Lemon Professor of Underrepresented Voices

Lee Brasuell is an Associate Professor and Head of Design and Technology for the Department of Theatre at Oklahoma State University. In 2016 he was named an Oklahoma DaVinci Fellow by the DaVinci Institute, and in July of 2017 received the Mary Lou Lemon endowed Professorship for Underrepresented Voices.  During his time at OSU, Lee has served as the Technical Director and production Manager for over 30 productions. Read More »


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Leslie Currell

Instructor of Professional Practice & Scene Lab Manager

Leslie Currell has been working professionally in theatre since 2004, although she has been involved in theatre for most of her life. She has worked with numerous theatre companies such as Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Read More »

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Renee GarciaRenee Garcia

Assistant Professor of Costume Design

Renee Garcia's costume designs for As You Like It were selected for the USITT-USA National Exhibit in the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. The PQ is the world's largest performance design exhibit in the world, often compared to the Olympics or World's Fair for designers. She has produced costumes for well-known plays, like Lend Me a Tenor, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sister Act, and Cabaret. Garcia has designed the costumes for more than 30 play and film productions.  Read more »

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Lecturer & Costume Lab Manager

Amy Higdon is currently the lecturer in Costume Technology and the Costume Lab Manager for the OSU Department of Theatre. She has previously worked for companies such as New York Stage and Film, Aspen Opera Company, and Dallas Theatre Center. Since 2014, she has freelanced in the Oklahoma and Texas film industries as a costumer. Amy is also an OSU alumnus. She graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Costume Design and Technology. As a student, she worked as a Costume Lab assistant, designed costumes for the mainstage production What I Did Last Summer, and was involved in OSU Theatre Council.

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Denis HutchinsonDennis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Based in South Africa, he has worked on shows ranging from experimental theatre via contemporary dance and musicals to ballet and opera. Career highlights include both scenic and lighting designs for FREUD'S LAST SESSION, THE IMAGINED LAND, MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, THE DOUBLE BASS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, DELIRIUM, BROTHERS IN BLOOD, ROMANCE, UMOJA (in London’s West End), BIG BAND BLAST, LIFE x3, AMADEUS, THREE VIEWINGS, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, MOJO, THE KING & I, A HANDFUL OF KEYS, Read more »

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 Tom Alsip

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Tom is joining the Oklahoma State University Theatre Faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. An Alabama native, Tom attended New York University for his undergraduate degree, studying musical theatre at Cap 21, part of the Tisch School of the Arts. Tom stayed in New York for ten years, working as an actor, director, voiceover artist and theatrical educator.  Read more »

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Megan BarthMegan Barth Argo

Artist in Residence

Megan Barth Argo is Artist in Residence for the Oklahoma State University Department of Theatre.  She is a rising collaborative artist and vocal coach who has performed and studied throughout the United States and Barcelona, Spain.  She has participated in numerous festivals including Brevard Music Festival, Songfest, Baldwin Wallace Art Song Festival, and Atlantic Music Festival where she was both a pianist and apprentice coach under Arlene Shrut. Read more »

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Lloyd Caldwell

Professor of Performance

Lloyd Caldwell is a member of the Theatre Faculty of Oklahoma State University and a Riata Fellow in the Spears School of Business. In a career spanning 30 years, he has appeared off-Broadway and regionally as well as in feature films and television. He is currently working on a book concerning best business practices for theatre and film contractors.
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Ann CooleycrAnn Cooley

Guest Artist

Ann is elated to collaborate with the faculty and students of Oklahoma State University’s theatre department on the upcoming production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Helming this tremendously important work of the American musical theatre cannon, is the stuff of dreams!  Ms. Cooley is a New York City based director, choreographer and educator engaging in multiple theatrical disciplines.  Read more »




baker.j.brysonJ. Bryson Baker

Lecturer in Theatre

J. Bryson Baker is a Lecturer in Theatre for the Oklahoma State University Department of Theatre. Originally from Stillwater, Bryson received a B.S. in Liberal Studies from OSU in 2009 and went on to receive a B.F.A in Theatre, and later combined his love of psychology and performance into a M.A. in Theatre. Read More »

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