The Department of Theatre’s Guest Artist Series was created to give our students opportunities to work and network with national and international practitioners of specific theatre forms and the theatre industry in general. By connecting with professional artists, our program stands apart from other universities, allowing our students to acquire knowledge from a wider variety of sources. Recent guest artists include:
Rima Miller - Rima has been creating, directing, acting and choreographing for the last thirty years. Among her credits include Artistic Director of the Riolama Theatre/Dance Ensemble.
Miller also trained at the Eugene O’Neil Institute, and has studied Noh Theatre, Kathak, Capoeira, Bharat Netyam, Balinese dance, Modern Dance and Yoga. Her acting work includes study with Jerzy Grotowski in Poland, as well Lloyd Richards, Anne Bogart, Andre Serban, Pilobolus, and Michael Posnick.
Aside from her professional work, Rima Miller dedicates a portion of her artistry for under-served public school children in rural New Mexico, and she has been an Artist in Residence for the states of MA, OH and NM.
She is presently the owner and director of Yoga Moves, a studio dedicated to the arts and healing arts.
Tesha Buss-Teshahas worked on and off Broadway as a director, choreographer, and performer on a huge variety of shows including “Sister’s of Swing,” “The Flute Player’s Song, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Suddenly Hope,” “Cats,” and many more. She is a member ofSDCF’sArts and Action Committee and a founding producer and reader for the New York Musical Theater Festival.
John Flax - Paris, Le Coq. As the artistic director of Theatre Grottesco in Santa Fe, NM, John has provided his expertise in mask, mime, and acting.
Dan Lauria - Dan is best known for playing the father on The Wonder Years. He has, and continues to, appear in numerous films and television shows. In 2006, he taught a workshop on acting techniques with Wendie Malick.
Richard Malcolm, PhD - Lancaster University U.K. and founder/co-director of Imitating the Dog Theatre Company. Richard teaches workshops in multi-media production, directing, and devised theatre.
Wendie Malick - Wendie is a two-time Emmy & Golden Globe nominated actress for her role on Just Shoot Me! and recently appeared in Big Day on ABC. She taught acting techniques with Dan Lauria.
Beth Osnes, PhD - Beth is a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Colorado at Boulder and founder of Mothers Acting Out performance company. Beth teaches workshops on Indonesian Wayang, Acting, and Shadow Performance.
Bryan Rasmussen - Bryan is an award winning actor and director who has worked in Los Angeles for over 20 years. His work can be seen on “ER,” “Alias,” “JAG,” and “X-Files.” He has a passion for teaching and currently teaches a weekly class for working actors and works with students to help them perfect their skills.
Bernardo Rey - Universidad Piloto de Colombia, National School of Dramatic Arts, Bogota, South America, International School of Theatre Anthropology, Eugenio Barba. Bernardo is the co-founder of the Centre of Theatre Research in Amelia, Italy. He teaches workshops in movement and performance.
Nube Sandoval - University of Bogota, South America. Nube’s vast experience in performance and directing includes co-founding the Centre of Theatre Research in Amelia, Italy with Bernardo Rey. She teaches workshops in movement and performance.
Betsy Tobin - Betsy has an MFA from Kent School of Art. She teaches workshops on shadow, mime, mask & puppet.