Theatre Faculty and Staff


Nick Albrecht, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre

Mark Engler, M.F.A., Associate Professor, Technical Director

  • Focus: stagecraft, lighting design and sound design

Tiffany Fier, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Scenic Design

  • Scenic design, painting and props

Hardy Koenig, M.F.A., Department Head, Assistant Professor

  • Acting and Voice

Jess Jung, M.F.A., Assistant Professor

  • Directing / TYA Theatre for Young Audiences

Chelsea Pace, M.F.A., Assistant Professor

  • Movement / devising

Rooth Varland, M.F.A., Associate Professor, Costume Designer

  • Focus: costume design, makeup design

Donald E. Larew, M.F.A., Little Country Theatre Historian, Professor Emeritus

  • Directing

Adjunct Faculty

Matt Gasper, Dance - Jazz

Gretchen Patchell, Dance - Ballet

Stacey Downs, Dance - Modern

Lori Koenig, World Film

Cindy Roholt, Stagecraft


Cindy Roholt, costume shop manager / construction

701.231.8829 | | 119 Askanase Hall

Karen (Samm) Dregseth, administrative assistant

701.231.8725 | | 107 Askanase Hall


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