Theatre Arts and Dance (323) 343-4110

Pamela Barragar Dunne
Professor of Theatre Arts; B.A., U.C.L.A.; Ph.D., Florida State University, Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology
Contact: (323) 343-4265
E-mail: pdunne@calstatela.edu

  • Child drama (children’s theater and creative drama)
  • Drama therapy and film
  • Creative arts therapies

José Cruz González
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts; M.F.A., UC Irvine
Contact: (323) 343-4128
E-mail: jgonzal7@calstatela.edu

  • Theatre and playwrighting
  • Project director of South Coast Repertory’s Hispanic Playwrights Project
  • Plays include Waking Up In Lost Hills, The Red Forest, Lily Plants A Garden, Harvest Moon and Mariachi Quixote
  • National Endowment for the Arts Director Fellow in 1985
  • Member of The Dramatists Guild of America

Fluent in: Spanish.


Meredith Greenburg
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance; B.S., Emerson College
Contact: (323) 343-5124
E-mail: mgreenb@calstatela.edu

  • Production management
  • Resident stage manager for DeafWest Theatre Company
  • Regional and commercial theatres

Fluent in: American Sign Language.


G. Shizuko Herrera
Professor of Theatre Arts/Faculty Technical Director; M.A., Cal State L.A.
Contact: (323) 343-4120
E-mail: sherrer@calstatela.edu

  • Technical theatre and direction
  • Design (scenery/lighting/costumes)
  • Stage management

Nancy Kupka
Professor of Dance; M.A., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-5125
E-mail: nkupka@calstatela.edu

  • Danced with the famed Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo
  • Member of the NEA-funded Moving Company of Pasadena
  • Created and toured her Moving Dance Images Children’s Concert
  • Dance arts literacy
  • Multicultural approach to dance
  • Children’s dance

SanSan Kwan
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance; Ph.D., New York University
Contact: (323) 343-5127
E-mail: sskwan@calstatela.edu

  • Performance studies
  • Asian American studies
  • Dance studies
  • Transnationalism
  • Mixed race experience

Theresa Larkin
Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance; Ph.D. (ABD), Claremont Graduate University
Contact: (323) 343-4103
E-mail: tlarkin@pacbell.net

  • Acting/classical acting (Shakespeare)
  • Directing
  • Producing (theatre, video, film)
  • Arts administration (non-profit consulting, management, strategic planning, grants, event planning)
  • Movement (choreography, modern, period, and folk)
  • Cultural studies (cultural documentary of grassroots spiritual activism, alternative cultural environments)

Hae Kyung Lee
Professor of Dance; M.A., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4122

  • Modern dance
  • Choreography
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Artistic director of the critically-acclaimed and internationally-recognized contemporary dance group Hae Kyung Lee and Dancers

Fluent in: Korean.


Susan Mason
Professor of Theatre Arts & Dance; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Contact: (323) 343-4113
E-mail: smason@calstatela.edu

  • Dramaturgy
  • Dramatic literature
  • Criticism
  • Dutch theatre
  • Performance criticism

Stephen Rothman
Professor of Theatre Arts And Dance; MFA, Florida State University
Contact: (323) 343-4130
E-mail: srothma@calstatela.edu

  • Professional stage directing
  • Directing television sit-coms
  • Founder and artistic leader of the revitalized Pasadena Playhouse
  • Restoration theatre expert
  • Member of the Director’s Guild Of America