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Ann Marie Costa
M.F.A. University of Pittsburgh

I am a professional theatre director who teaches acting, directing and devised theatre courses.  I am passionately committed to the liberal arts philosophy at Davidson College.

Joe Gardner

Joseph Gardner (Sabbatical Leave 2017-18 Academic Year)
Ph.D. Florida State University

I teach scenic and lighting design, play analysis, theatre history and playwriting. My principal professional activity is set design.

Sharon Green

Sharon Green
Ph.D. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

My academic research and most of my productions involve theatre as a vehicle for social justice.

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Emily Rieder
M.F.A. Northern Illinois University

I believe that studying acting cultivates empathy, creative critical thinking and emotional intelligence and that live performance has a unique ability to create resonance and foster dialogue within a community.

Mark Sutch

Mark Sutch (Chair)
M.F.A. Trinity Rep Conservatory at Rhodes Island College

I'm an Equity actor and director, as well as a professor at Davidson College.

Anita Tripathi

Anita Tripathi
M.F.A. University of South Carolina

I aim to deepen students' understanding and appreciation for all areas of visual theatrical design with specific training in scene design, scene painting, stage properties, model making, and portfolio/resume development.


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Kaylin Gess
Assistant Technical Director
B.A. Davidson College

After receiving my degree, I began to design lights for Davidson College productions before taking on my role as assistant technical director.

Hope Greene

Hope Greene
Administrative Assistant

I joined the Davidson Theatre Department in 2013, continuing my lifelong career in theatre.

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Karli Henderson 
M.F.A. University of Missouri at Kansas City

I oversee all aspects of theatre production including scheduling, budgeting, marketing and outreach for the season.

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Evan Kinsley
Technical Director
B.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

I am responsible for managing the scene shop, maintaining the prop and costume storage, and managing the Barber Theatre space.