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Department of Theatre Arts

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn
Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor
PHONE: (208) 885-6465
FAX: (208) 885-2558
E-MAIL: theatre@uidaho.edu

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

Faculty & Staff

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Robert C. Caisley
Professor of Theatre; Head of Dramatic Writing Program
Robert Caisley is a 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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Jesse Dreikosen
Assistant Professor of Scene Design
Jesse is an assistant professor of Scene Design at the University of Idaho, Theatre Arts Department.
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Ann Hoste
Ann Hoste
Chair of Theatre Arts, Professor of Costume Design, Producing Artistic Director - Idaho Repertory Theatre
Ann Hoste is Chair of Theatre Arts, head of Design and Technology, and a professor of Costume Design at the University of Idaho and Producing Artistic Director of Idaho Repertory Theatre. 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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Matt Foss
Assistant Professor
Matt Foss is an assistant professor of theatre. Matt teaches courses in movement, performance and theatre history
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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 has been a Professor of Theatre at the University of Idaho since 1995, specializing in acting and directing. David has worked professionally at both the Idaho and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, Idaho Repertory Theatre, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Theatre for Youth, and the American Stage Company in St. Petersburg, Florida, among others. He is the National Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
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Dean Panttaja
Dean Panttaja
Professor of Design and Technology
Dean Panttaja is a professor of design and technology at the University of Idaho and is a freelance professional lighting and scenic designer.
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Kelly Quinnett
Professor of Performance; Head of Acting
Kelly Eviston Quinnett is a Professor and Head of Acting at the University of Idaho. 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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Ginger Sorensen
Clinical Faculty, Costume Shop Manager
Ginger is a clinical faculty member and the Costume Shop Manager. She oversees all aspects of the costume production phase for each play at the University of Idaho. She is often the head draper and creates patterns for the costumes, or mentors student drapers towards the same goal, as well as managing administrative aspects to the shop.
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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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