Emeriti

Martin Berman

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Martin Berman served as the faculty supervisor for Graduate Student Instructors in acting and the season coordinator of the Summer Theater Program. He was also a lecturer and play director at Mills College. His professional experience included films, television, and stage work for the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Berkeley Stage Company, and ANTA Theatre in New York. He was co-producer and co-editor of Edith Skinner’s Seven Points for Good Speech in Classic Plays.

Lura Dolas

Senior Continuing Lecturer Emerita

Lura Dolas received UC Berkeley's Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities Award in 2016. Her acting credits include fourteen seasons with CalShakes, as well as leading roles with the Aurora Theater of Berkeley, the Oregon, San Francisco, and Santa Fe Shakespeare Festivals, The Empty Space Theater of Seattle, Sacramento Theater Company, Theater Emory of Atlanta, the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and the Ensemble Theater Company of Santa Barbara. Her credits include Queen Atossa in The Persians at the Aurora for which she received a San Francisco Critic’s Circle...

Robert W. Goldsby

Professor Emeritus

Robert W. Goldsby 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: 11 plays by Molière in 15 different productions; 46 classical plays from Aristophanes to Shakespeare and on to Giraudoux; 98 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.

Mark Griffith

Professor Emeritus, Professor of the Graduate School

Ph.D. in Classics, Cambridge University

Taught courses on Greek Tragedy, Then and Now, and Gender and Performance in Ancient Greece.

Publications: Aristophanes Frogs (Oxford University Press, 2013); The Authenticity of Prometheus Bound (Cambridge University Press, 1977); articles on Greek tragedy and satyr-play; edited Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (Cambridge University Press) and Sophocles: Antigone (Cambridge University Press); co-edited Cabinet of the Muses: Essays on classical and comparative literature (Scholars Press). Chief...

Jenefer Johnson

Senior Lecturer Emerita

M.A. Dance, Mills College, B.A. Philosophy, Mills College. American Cultures Fellow UC Berkeley (1991); former Chair of the Isadora Duncan Awards Committee; former dancer with Dayton Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Ballet and Shawl Anderson Dance Company; as dance historian has served on the faculties of Mills College, San Francisco Ballet School, and St. Mary’s College (LEAP program); as ballet instructor has served on the faculties of UC Berkeley City Ballet, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, and UC Berkeley.

Carol Murota

Senior Lecturer Emerita

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.

Annie Smart

Continuing Lecturer, Retired

Annie Smart initially trained as a singer, dancer, and actress at London's Arts Educational Trust before focusing on the visual side of theatre while taking a degree in Drama at Manchester. After post-graduate studies in Brechtian design at Nottingham University, she worked as resident designer/collaborator for children's theatre, theatre-in-education, and community theatre companies, developing storytelling fantasies alongside educational and political pieces. She then took the Motley Theatre Design Course, a post-graduate intensive. Following this, she was appointed Resident Designer...

Deborah Sussel

Senior Lecturer Emerita

B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University. Professional experience includes film, television, narrations, and stage work at Theatre of the Living Arts, Anta Theatre in New York, Berkeley Stage Company, and American Conservatory Theater; communications consultant and speech and dialect coach for several Bay Area theaters including the American Conservatory Theater (over 40 productions), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theater Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, as well as for the San Francisco Opera; co-editor Edith Skinner’s Seven Points for Good Speech in...

Warren Travis

Professor Emeritus

B.F.A. University of Texas 1954, M.F.A. Stanford University 1967. Travis has designed costumes and in some instances scenery for over 150 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.