Guest Artists & Scholars

In the 2016/17 academic year and Fall 2017, TDPS welcomed dozens of guest artists and scholars in our classrooms. In addition to the
ones pictured below, we also hosted: Alan Blumenfeld, Actor + Director | Larry Bogard, Professor of Theater and Dance, UC Davis |
Brandon Brown, Playwright | Maura Nguyen Donohue, Dance-based performer | Amie Dowling, Dancer + Professor, USF | Hannah
Dworkin, Director | David Elliott, Lighting Designer | Patty Anne Farrell, Lighting Designer | Sharon Hayes, Multimedia Artist | Martha
Herrera-Lasso, Playwright | A-lan Holt, Playwright | Stephanie Johnson, Lighting Designer | Min Kahng, Playwright | Kendra Kimbrough-
Barnes, Choreographer | James McGregor, Stage Manager | Megan Nicely, Artist + Scholar | Philana Omorotionwon, Playwright | Nkei
Oruche, Performer + Producer | Alan Pelaez, Poet + PhD student, Comparative Ethnic Studies, UCB | Vanessa Ramos, Production Stage
Manager, Central Works Theater | Sarah Spero, Properties Manager, Cal Shakespeare Theater | Elizabeth Spreen, Playwright | Mimi Thi
Nguyen, Associate Professor, Gender + Women’s Studies + Asian American Studies, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | Kaz
Valtcheva, Stage Manager | Torange Yeghiazarian, Founding Artistic Director, Golden Thread | David Zinder, Actor + Director.

Many of these artists’ visits were supported by the Shelly Osborne Guest Artist Fund. We are extremely grateful for this ongoing
support that enables TDPS to bring a wide variety of professionals into our classrooms, studios, and workshops.