Faculty and Staff

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.


Zachary Bryant, D.M.A.
Lecturer, Musical Theatre Applied Voice

Kevin Crouch, M.F.A.
Associate Professor/Coordinator of Acting &amp Directing,
Acting, Movement, Stage Combat

Kyle Craig-Bogard, M.F.A.
Associate Professor/Coordinator of Musical Theatre Program,
Musical Theatre Dance, Auditioning for the Commercial Theatre

Kevin Gasio, M.M.
Lecturer, Musical Theatre Applied Voice

Dain Geist, M.F.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Nicholas Graves, M.F.A.
Interim Chair, Associate Professor/Coordinator of Design &amp Tech,
Scene Design

Penelope Hasekoester, M.F.A.
Associate Dean, Professor, Acting, Directing

David Kenner, M.F.A.
Lecturer - Pool Faculty, Acting

Victoria Lantz, Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Associate Professor/ Coordinator of Teaching Certification,
Secondary Education, Theatre History

Eric Marsh, M.F.A.
Professor of Theatre
Lighting, Sound

Patrick Pearson, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Theatre Studies,
Directing, Stage Management, Acting

Thomas Prior, M.F.A.
Professor of Theatre

Amber Stepanik, M.F.A.
Lecturer - Pool Faculty, Costume Design

Amanda Waites, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Musical Theatre Applied Voice

Theatre Staff

George Curry, M.F.A.
Costume Shop Supervisor, Lecturer

Katie Prior, M. Ed.,B.F.A.
Theatre Manager

James B. Shields, M.B.A., M.S.M.L. 
Box Office Manager,
College of Arts & Media

Paula Turner, B.A.
Administrative Associate II