Robert W. Goldsby, Professor Emeritus
Has held university appointments at Berkeley, Columbia, UCLA, USC, and Washington. As a stage director, he worked in Paris, New York, Marseille, Los Angeles, Chicago and points in between. Plays have included: Eleven plays by Molière in fifteen different productions; Forty six classical plays from Aristophanes to Shakespeare and on to Giraudoux; Ninety eight plays from the modern repertory from Ibsen to Innaurato; Translated Sardou’s Divorcons for the West End in London (Comedy Theater), three plays by Molière, and one by Feydeau.
Carol Murota, Senior Lecturer Emerita, SOE
M.F.A., Drama and Theater, University of Hawaii. Taught Modern Dance, Sources of Movement, Dance Analysis, and Choreography. Mentor, Artsbridge Scholars Program. Board Member, National Choreography Project. Oral Historian, Footprints In The Sand, David K.C. Wood; Conversations, Ruth Hatfield.
Dunbar H. Ogden, Professor Emeritus
Author of My Father Said Yes: A White Pastor in Little Rock School Integration, The Italian Baroque Stage, Actor Training and Audience Response, Performance Dynamics and the Amsterdam Werkteater, and The Staging of Drama in the Medieval Church; co-author of Theatre West: Image and Impact, The International Theater Exhibition: Amsterdam 1922, and The Play of Daniel: Critical Essays with a Transcription of the Music. Editor of The Theater and Drama of Greece and Rome, by James Butler.
Warren Travis, Professor Emeritus
B.F.A. University of Texas l954, M.F.A. Stanford University l967. Travis has designed costumes and in some instances scenery for over l50 productions on the West Coast. Professional work with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, CPA, Mark Taper Forum and San Francisco Ballet. Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award for costume design of Berkeley Shakespeare Festival’s Cymbeline and Pericles; 1986 Dramalogue award for The Lady’s Not For Burning at A.C.T.
Margaret B. Wilkerson, Professor Emerita
Professor Wilkerson received her Ph.D. in Dramatic Art from UC Berkeley in 1972. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Study, Education, and Advancement of Women. As Chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of African American Studies from 1988-1994, she led the faculty to establish the Ph.D. Program in African Diaspora Studies. Professor Wilkerson chaired the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies from 1995-1998, where she led the development of the new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Performance Studies. Most recently, she was Director of Media Arts and Culture for the Ford Foundation in New York. She was the 2009 Commencement Speaker for the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Marni Thomas Wood, Professor Emerita
Co-founder of UC Berkeley’s dance program in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Former soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company; Director Emerita of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance; Reconstruction Coach for the Graham Company.