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Theatre Arts Faculty and Staff 
Eastern Campus Theatre Faculty and Staff:

Martin M. Bluestein, East Campus Performing Arts Center Technical Director:  Martin has been the Staff Technical Director of Tri-C’s East Campus Performing Arts Center and Adjunct Faculty since 2000. Eight years as Staff  Theatre Technical Director and Adjunct Faculty at Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Associate Technical Director at The Juilliard School in New York City Technical Director for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.Technical Director/Scene Designer at the Mad River Theatre Works. Career includes freelance work in theatres in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, receiving several awards for his work.Honored with invitations to serve as a Delegate and Citizen Ambassador, to share ideas and concepts in technical design and production; in the People's Republic of China (’97), in the former Soviet Union (’98), Australia (’00) and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam) (’05).Consulted on international tours to Canada, the Caribbean , England, Israel, Jordan, and Mexico, as well as domestic tours in the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Alumnus of: FloridState University (M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production)University of Pittsburgh (BA in Scene Design/Theatre Arts) Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts (Theatre Arts)

Metropolitan Campus Theatre Faculty and Staff:

Jeffrey Donnelly, Metro Campus Technical Director:  Jeff has been Technical Director of the theatres of Metro campus for six years and has overseen the renovation of 80 seat studio theatre, the 360 seat main stage theatre and 800 seat auditorium as well as the outfitting and opening of the new 2400 sf Black Box space in the Tommy LiPuma Center for the Creative Arts.  He is also Adjunct Faculty in the Theatre, Media Arts and Photography Departments.  He has designed and produced several productions for Tri-C campus including “The Colored Museum” and “Lysistrata”.  Jeff has a Masters of Theatre Education from Emerson College, A Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design from San Francisco State University and an Associate of Arts from Grossmont Community College in La Mesa, California.  Jeff has worked as a professional producer, designer, actor, technician and educator in varying degrees for over 28 years.  His professional technician credits include Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco and WGBH television in Boston.  He was awarded a fourth grade perfect attendance certificate from the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Indio, California.


Western Campus Theatre Faculty and Staff:

Robert Ellis, Western Campus Theatre Coordinator: Bob is the TriC West Theater Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Theater for the last 17 years.  His directing credits include;  The Crucible, Lone Star/Laundry & Bourbon, American Hero, Crazyface, Macbeth, Fuddy Meers, Blood Wedding and many others. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida, an MA in Theater History & Criticism from Kent State University and a BA in English and Theater from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Bob is also an accomplished professional actor.  He is represented by the Docherty Talent Agency, is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and has performed in numerous television, film, commercial and industrial projects in addition to his stage credits.  Local credits include;  Galileo and A Soldier’s Tale at The Cleveland Playhouse, Stone Cold Dead Serious at Cleveland Public Theater, Circle, Mirror, Transformation & The Late Henry Moss at Dobama Theater and Annie Get Your Gun, The Foreigner, and Inherit the Wind at Porthouse Theater.  Professor Ellis also serves as the Ohio State Coordinator for Region 3 of the American College Theater Festival and serves on the Region 3 Festival Selection Committee. 

 

Charles Smith, Western Campus Technical Director: Charles comes to Tri-C from Denver, where he was Assistant Technical Director at the University of Colorado at Denver. Previously he was at Denver Center Theatre Company in the scene shop. During his tenure there, he worked on over 100 plays including the ten hour epic, Tantalus, directed by Sir Peter Hall. Charles was proud to be part of the DCTC team when they were awarded the 1998 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Charles received his Masters Degree in Technical Direction from Texas Woman’s University.   There he met his wife, Julie, who has been the highlight of his life.  


Brad Bunn, Western Campus Associate Technical Director: Brad moved to the Cleveland area from Chicago, where he was a project manager at LaBrosse Ltd. scene shop, where he worked with Marriott Lincolnshire Theater, Silver Dollar City in Branson, The Louisville Science Center, and the Charles S. Wright Museum in Detroit. Previously he served as Technical Director for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, The Remains Theatre, The Organic Theater,  Black Ensemble Theatre, and Chicago Kids Company.  Brad lives in Medina with his wife Michelle and two boys, Xander and Hayden.

 

Frederick Perry, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Television at the Western Campus/ Theatre Coordinator at the Metropolitan Campus: - Dr Perry has a Doctorate from the University of Colorado in Stage Directing Analysis, his Master of Arts degree is from the University of Arizona in Playwriting, and his BA degree is from the University of California in Dramatic Criticism.   As a playwright he has been produced at The Source Theatre in Washington DC, the University of Colorado, The Invisible Theatre in Tucson, Arizona, Actor's Ensemble Theatre Company in Boulder, Colorado, and with The American Theatre Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He is the recipient of the Christina Crawford Playwriting Award (Who Is He This Time), the Panowski Playwriting Award (Tip and Rosey O'Connor's Home) and has received state playwrighting awards from Colorado and Arizona.  His stage-directing credits include The Lake Effect, Hamlet, The Tooth Of Crime, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Nerd, Fences, Medea, Sylvia, The Hoochy-Choochy Dancer, Suicide in Bflat, and Greater Tuna.  He was the recipient of the University of Colorado’s Teacher Excellence Award for his acting classes.  He has appeared in The Little House on the Prairie and Father Murphy television shows, and a number of feature-length movies.


Fred Gloor - Western Campus Marketing/Box Office: Fred was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cleveland Theater Collective, a non-profit Theatre support organization. He holds a B.A in Acting/Directing from Kent State University.  He was the head of the writing and conservatory programs for the Second City Cleveland. Directing credits include Charenton, Cleveland Public Theatre, The Second City, and Tri-C West.  As an actor, Fred has performed at The Cleveland Play House, The Great Lakes Theater Festival, Dobama, The JCC, and the Beck Center.  He is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG, and AFTRA.  He has appeared in or voiced over 50 local and national commercials, as well as appearing in such films as  The Dream Catcher, and Pirates with Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, and Rodney Dangerfield. 

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