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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Scenic Design

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Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

New to Oklahoma, Eric Barker has spent the past 2 years as the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design and Technology at Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana. A native Hoosier, Eric has several years of freelance design work through out the midwest region. 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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 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 »




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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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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies

Carly Conklin is a director, educator, and scholar focused on performance studies, female empowerment, and issues of representation. A proud Oklahoman, Carly is thrilled to return to Oklahoma State.  As a director, Carly values truth and beauty, and is drawn to plays which offer insight into the human condition with unflinching honesty. Although she has extensive expertise in the area of new play development, much of her experience comes from the contemporary period of drama. Favorite directing credits include Perfect Pie, Stoning MaryRadium Girls, Much Ado About Nothing, Columbinus, and Two RoomsRead More »

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Andrew Kimbrough

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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