Contact & Location


Department of Theatre Arts

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn
Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor
PHONE: (208) 885-6465
FAX: (208) 885-2558

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Faculty & Staff

Rober Caisley
Robert C. Caisley
Professor of Theatre; Head of Performance Area; Head of Dramatic Writing Program
Robert Caisley is Associate Professor of Theatre, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho. He has worked in the entertainment industry as a Creative Consultant for The History Channel, Triage Entertainment, and for North by Northwest Productions, Netter Digital Entertainment and New Wave Entertainment.
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Ann Hoste
Ann Hoste
Professor of Costume Design, Head of Design
Ann Hoste is Associate Professor of Costume Design and Technology at the University of Idaho. In addition to courses in costume design and theatrical makeup, she teaches advanced costume construction and pattern development. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, a professional association of designers, artists and craftspeople in the performing arts.
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Ben James
Benjamin James
Temporary Faculty Lecturer
Benjamin James teaches screenwriting.
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David Lee-Painter
David Lee-Painter
Professor of Performance
David Lee-Painter is professor of theatre and teaches performance and directing. Active with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, he is the outgoing Chair of Region VII, past national Chair of Chairs, national Member at Large, proud member of the 2008 National Selection team, and the National Directing Coordinator.
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Dean Panttaja
Dean Panttaja
Professor and Department Chair
Dean Panttaja is the current Chair of Theatre Arts at the University of Idaho and Producer of the Idaho Repertory Theatre. Dean is a professor of design at the and is a freelance professional lighting and scenic designer.
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Kelly Quinnett
Kelly Quinnett
Professor of Performance; Head of Acting
Kelly Eviston Quinnett is an associate professor and head of acting. As an actor, she has extensive experience in professional theatre and film and has performed regionally at Spokane Interplayers, Flat Rock Playhouse, New York Theatre Lab, Coeur D’Alene Summer Theatre and Mill Mountain Theatre. Kelly is a former winner of the National Irene Ryan Acting Competition presented by The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
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Robby Valliere
Robby Valliere
Clinical Faculty/Assistant Professor/Technical Director
Robby Valliere is the Technical Director at the University of Idaho.
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