Faculty & Staff

University Theatre Center

The faculty of the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre consists of scholars and professional artists in theatre, musical theatre, directing, acting and design.

The full time faculty have worked as professional actors, designers, stage manager, or technical directors many are members of theatre organizations such as Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Texas Educational Theatre Association, The Voice and Speech Trainers' Association, Texas Educational Theatre Association, Opera America, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

It is these dedicated men and women devoted to sharing their wisdom and passion for the arts with aspiring performers that gives Sam Houston Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre the reputation for keeping the performing arts alive.


Laura Avery, D.M.A.
Associate Professor, Musical Theatre

Kevin Crouch, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Acting,Movement,Stage Management

Kyle Craig-Bogard, M.F.A.
Assistant Clinical Professor
of Theatre and Musical Theatre

Nicholas Graves, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Scene Design

Kristina S. Hanssen,M.F.A.
Professor Costume Design

Penelope Hasekoester, M.F.A.
Department Chair, Acting, Directing

Victoria Lantz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education

Eric Marsh, M.F.A.
Professor, Lighting Design

David McTier, Ph.D.
Professor Dramaturgy, Theatre History,

Thomas Prior, M.F.A.
Associate Chair, Professor, Acting

Pamala Vogel, M.F.A.
Lecturer of Theatre, Acting


Craig Brossman, B.F.A.
Facility Manager, Performing Arts Center

April Keith, M.F.A.
Costume Shop Supervisor

Malcolm Nichols, B.F.A.
Theatre Technical Coordinator

Katie Stefaniak, B.F.A.
Theatre Manager

William N. Thomas, B.F.A.
Productions Coordinator

Paula Turner, B.A.
Administrative Associate II

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Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
Box 2297, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2297
Phone: (936) 294-1329 | E-mail: theatre@shsu.edu