The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance is enthusiastic about the addition of several visiting faculty members and professional actors, who will be joining the department in 2011.
• Brian Hanrahan will be on campus in the fall as an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. He has taught German language, literature and cinema at Princeton University and German language at Columbia University, where he pursued his doctorate in German. Hanrahan studies both contemporary and historical German cinema, and the impact of media theory on the development of German radio.
• Carolyn Goelzer will join the department as a visiting assistant professor in the fall. A former Resident Professional Teaching Associate at Cornell, Goelzer has 25 years of experience in new play development and production, and recently received her MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.
• Three professional actors have also been hired to teach introductory acting courses for the 2011-12 year. They include Jeffrey Guyton, an actor with experience off-Broadway, as well as in regional theatre and film; Sarah Chalmers, a current RPTA; and Godfrey Simmons, an actor, writer and producer who is an associate artist with the Epic Theatre Ensemble.