Department of Theatre



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Emma Draves

Instructor of Professional Practice
Director of the Dance Program

Emma is a dance artist and educator navigating intertextual spaces of identity. Drawing from trainings in modern, bharatanatyam, ballet, jazz, and ethnography, to weave work of kinesthetic narrative derived through colliding multiplicities of physical effort, idiosyncrasy, and emotional landscape. 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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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

Jason Estala is a costume designer and technologist originally from El Paso, Texas.  Jason holds a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University and a M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Florida.  He has worked in a wide array of costuming including opera, dance, film, special FX, historical recreation, millinery, puppetry as well as marching band and entertainment uniforms and show designs.  Read more >

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Devon Hunt

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Devon’s regional acting credits include the world premiere of The Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe/PigPen Theatre), A Chorus Line (Welk Resorts Theatre), and The Producers (Moonlight Amphitheatre). As part of the SDSU New Musicals Initiative, he originated the role of Jim Franklin in reading, workshop, and studio recording performances of ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Bobby Cronin and Caroline Prugh, also serving as assistant music director and copyist. 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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Jenny LambJenny Lamb

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Interim Head of Acting

Born in Pennsylvania and raised all over (including a 5 year stint overseas in Ireland and Malta), Jenny received her BFA from Shenandoah Conservatory and landed in Chicago IL in 1999 and stayed there till 2014.  During that time she co-founded Li'l Buds Theatre Company (, a 501c3 children's theatre company, where she worked as Artistic Director, playwright, director and teaching artist, and she also taught in the Acting Program at The Second City. Read More »

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Arts Administration

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Winter Phong

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

Winter is an arts administrator, educator, scholar, and creative strategist. She works both on a national and international level to promote the arts through community-based arts initiatives. Often this means that she directly supports underserved populations in her community, and as she travels and moves into a new community, she matches her efforts with the needs of the local community. 
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Theatre History

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Professor of Theatre

Andrew Kimbrough teaches courses in theatre history and dramatic literature; he was Department Head from fall 2013 through the spring 2018. He began his show business career in Los Angeles, where for ten years he worked in studio lighting for commercials, music videos, and feature films.  While in Los Angeles he did some acting and joined the Screen Actors Guild; he also produced and directed two short films, To Each His Own and Gun Nuts, both of which won awards at regional film festivals. Read More »

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