People

Faculty

Ombretta Frau, Chair and Professor of Classics and Italian, Chair of Theatre Arts Steering Committee
Professor of Italian, Chair of Classics & Italian, Chair of the Theatre Arts Steering Committee

Ombretta Frau's has published extensively on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italian cultural history, modern philology, Pirandello, and Italian women writers. At Mount Holyoke, Frau’s courses include literature for children, material culture, fascism, women, theater, and travel literature. Her classes incorporate many pedagogical tools, including film, music, and web design, and she believes in creating a relaxed and friendly classroom atmosphere that encourages communication. Frau is a frequent collaborator of the Mount Holyoke Art Museum and she keeps a blog is on the Italian Huffington Post.

413-538-2581
207 Ciruti Center
Contact
Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00 and by appointment
Vanessa James outside near an iron fence
Professor of Theatre Arts, Design

Vanessa James is an international designer of sets, costumes and lighting for theatre and opera. She is an art director for feature films and television, has received an Emmy citation and been nominated for three Emmy awards. Examples of her work are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute library, and the New York Museum of the Moving Image. She is the author of two books of popular reference, The Genealogy of Greek Mythology, and Shakespeare’s Genealogies, both published by Penguin USA.

413-538-2832
200 Rooke Theatre
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By appointment only

Elizabeth Pangburn

Guest Artist in Costume Design
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Erika Rundle

Associate Professor in Theatre Arts and Gender Studies, Dramaturg

Erika Rundle's research interests include theatre history; dramatic theory; performance studies; critical animal studies; Darwinian literary criticism; translation

413-538-2440
305 Shattuck Hall
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By appointment only

Staff

Costume Shop Manager
413-538-2180, 413-538-2837
207A and 207 Rooke Theatre
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By appointment only

Barbara Bunyan

Theatre Manager & Office Operations, House Management, Box Office
413-538-2834
100 Rooke Theatre
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By appointment only

Lara Dubin

Lighting & Sound Supervisor
413-538-2833
203 Rooke Theatre
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By appointment only

Shawn Hill

Technical Director
413-538-2831
106 Rooke Theatre
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By appointment only

Visiting Faculty

Heidi Holder

Visiting Lecturer, Histories of Performance I & II
413-538-3347
8 Park St, #11
Contact
Thurs, 12:15-2:00 and by appointment
Director of Rooke Theatre, Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts
413-538-2836
101 Rooke Theatre
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By appointment only