Faculty & Staff in Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance Office Information
Department Chair: Dr. T.J. Gerckens
Location: 30 S. Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Phone:
614-823-1109
Email: eryn.kane@otterbein.edu

Thom Warren

Thom Warren

Associate Professor


Thom Christopher Warren serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and made his Otterbein directorial debut last spring with “Thoroughly Modern Millie," followed by "Big Fish" in the fall of 2018. Thom comes to campus directly from the Broadway company of Disney’s “The Lion King” having worked for over fifteen years both onstage (Scar, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa, and Ed) and off, having toured with the show as Resident Director and serving on the creative team alongside…

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Jessie Glover

Assistant Professor


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Rebecca White

Rebecca White

Associate Professor


Rebecca White is originally from Minnesota and joined the faculty at Otterbein in the fall of 2007. Rebecca works primarily with students in the BFA Design Technology program and teaches courses in costume history, design, crafts, and makeup. Part of Rebecca's work is modeling professional practice by designing the costumes for 2-4 productions each school year, with students as collaborators, research assistants, wardrobe, and technologists who make the costumes. Rebecca is a member of the Otterbein Senate and serves the…

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Patrick Stone

Patrick Stone

Associate Professor


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Lenny Leibowitz

Lenny Leibowitz

Associate Professor


Since Lenny’s arrival in Westerville, Lenny has directed Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Clybourne Park, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Top Girls, Fiddler on the Roof, and Adding Machine: A Musical. As founding artistic director of Marvell Rep, OffBroadway, Lenny directed 11 productions, including The Threepenny Opera, which received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. Other New York directing credits include the world premiere of Brian Yorkey’s Making Tracks, which ran Off-Broadway at Rockefeller Center’s Taipei Theater. Lenny has directed at…

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Stella Kane

Stella Kane

Associate Professor, Director of Musical Theatre, Director of Dance


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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Professor


Rob Johnson is a full professor with the Department of Theatre & Dance at Otterbein University and serves as the Head of Design/Technology. With Otterbein since 1987, Rob teaches scenic design, scenic rendering, model-making, computer-aided drafting and a number of specialty courses in computer graphics. Recent design work at Otterbein includes the settings for the musicals Rent and Into The Woods. Rob has designed for hundreds of productions throughout his career including musicals, drama, dance concerts, and opera. He has…

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Lorraine Harvey

Lori Kay Harvey

Associate Professor


Lori Kay Harvey, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, serves as the music director and conductor for the production program and the BFA musical theatre program at Otterbein University.  Recent projects include Big Fish, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Adding Machine, Damn Yankees, The Addams Family, Fiddler on the Roof, RENT, Into the Woods, Sweet Charity, Dames At Sea, The Full Monty, Les Misérables, How to Succeed…Trying and Spring Awakening. She teaches the Freshmen Musical Theatre Ensemble, Junior Musical Theatre Studio, and the…

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T. J. Gerckens

T.J. Gerckens

Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair


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Tara Smith

Assistant, Theatre Ticketing


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Elizabeth Saltzgiver

Audience Services Director


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Eryn Kane

Administrative Assistant


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Julia Ferreri

Costume Shop Supervisor


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Clarence Davis

Clarence Davis

Scenic Studio Supervisor


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Part Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance

Scott Brown

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Suzanne Accetta

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Kathleen Bartelt

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Christeen Stridsberg

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Susan Saurer

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Tammy Plaxico

Part-Time Faculty in Health & Sport Sciences


Melinda Murphy

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre and Dance


Emily Glinski

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Stephanie Gerckens

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Anna Elliott

Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance


Robert Behrens

Part-Time Faculty in Music