Department of Theatre

Full-Time Faculty

 Dance

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Leslie J. Miller

Instructor of Professional Practice in Dance

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 »

Email Ms. Miller
405-744-3826

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Adjunct Instructor of Dance

Alexandra began her professional career at Tulsa Ballet as an Apprentice and worked her way through the ranks to Principal Dancer, performing a full spectrum of classical, Balanchine and contemporary works. Read More »

 

 

 

 


 

 Design & Technology

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Lee Brasuell

Assistant Professor of Design
Technical Director and Production Manager

Before returning to his native state of Oklahoma, Lee Brasuell spent 10 years working professionally in Chicago. His professional credits include aerial and circus rigging design for the Tony Award winning Lookingglass Theatre for the productions of Lookingglass Alice, Hephaestus, Peter Pan, Fedra, Cascabel, featuring Iron Chef Rick Bayless, and most recently, The Little Prince. Read More »

Email Mr. Brasuell
405-744-9207

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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 »

Email Ms. Currell
405-744-4563

Renee Garcia

Visiting Assistant Professor of 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. Before her established career in costume design, Renee was the makeup designer for PORTopera's The Daughter of the Regiment and the production designer on the independent film Burning Man. She not only uses her skills for professional theatre, but also in academia. Read more »

Email Ms. Garcia
405-744-9205

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Maggie Gayle

Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenography

Maggie Gayle has been a working professional for more than 10 years in a wide variety of scenic positions. She attended Emporia State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a Minor in Art and Brandeis University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design. Most recently, Maggie was a scenic designer at Chaminade University of Honolulu and designed for shows such as Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Oliver, The Music Man, Brigadoon and The Pirates of Penzance. Read more »

Email Ms. Gayle
405-744-6727

Sarah Stewart

Lecturer & Costume Lab Manager

Sarah Stewart is a lecturer in Costume Technology. She was employed at Brigham Young University for four years filling positions such as costume crafts supervisor and wardrobe supervisor. She worked as the costume designer for five main-stage productions, including: The Importance of Being Earnest, Water Sings Blue, Microburst Theatre Festival and Les Miserable for the Theatre. Stewart also toured with the Young Ambassadors dance company to South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2016.  She maintained the performer’s garments as the company traveled state-wide and internationally. Read more »

Email Ms. Stewart
405-744-7731


 

Performance

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Lecturer in Theatre

Natalie Ambrose is a Lecturer for the Oklahoma State University Department of Theatre. Having received her M.A. in Theatre from OSU, Natalie specializes as a stage director as well as a scenic and lighting designer. Her rehearsal techniques include Viewpoints, the Meisner Technique and script work based on John Basil's approach to Shakespearean text. Read more »

Email Mrs. Ambrose
405-744-6094

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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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Email Mr. Caldwell
405-744-2940

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B. Peter Westerhoff

Professor of Performance

B. Peter Westerhoff is a Professor at Oklahoma State University, where he is Head of Performance. In New York City, he directed the Kennedy conspiracy play, Why We Shot John, for Cinna Productions at the 29th Street Repertory and Table Manners for the Amateur Comedy Club, the oldest continually producing theatrical organizations in the country. Read More »

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405-744-9206

 

 


 

Theatre Studies

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J. 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 »

Email Mr. Baker
405-744-3542

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Maria Beach

Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Literature and Criticism
Graduate Coordinator

Maria Beach has presented papers at many national conferences as well as international conferences in Seville, Spain, and Thessaloniki, Greece. She is currently working on a book about American stage women's activism and World War I. Her book and performance reviews have been published in Theatre Journal. Read More »

Email Dr. Beach
405-744-2966

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Andrew Kimbrough

Professor & Head of Department

Andrew Kimbrough joined the theatre faculty of Oklahoma State University as professor and head of the department in 2013. He teaches courses in theatre history and dramatic literature, and he produces and directs for the main stage season. He began his show business career in Los Angeles, where for 10 years he worked in studio lighting for commercials, music videos and feature films. Read More »

Email Dr. Kimbrough
405-744-6094