Dr. Christine Williams joined the Lee University Theatre faculty in 2007. Since joining the program, Dr. Williams has directed The Chairs, The Trojan Women, An Ideal Husband, and The Mach Band Predicament. Christine has worked as a director, producer or designer on more than 20 college, church and community theatre productions including Little Women, The Bald Soprano, Taming of the Shrew and Man of La Mancha. As an actor, she has performed in plays such as How I Learned to Drive at the Toledo Repertoire and as a voice actor for the Colla Marionette's US production of Guerrino Detto il Meschino at the Spoleto International Arts Festival. Chris has published several articles and book reviews on Tudor theatre history in journals such as Shakespeare and Renaissance Selected Papers, Church History and Quidditas, as well as presented papers at several national and regional conferences. Chris earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University, and her B.A. from the University of Dallas.
Dan Buck joined the Lee Theatre faculty in the fall of 2010. He teaches classes in acting, directing, and drama literature. Mr. Buck is a director for the program and his first production is Almost, Maine a contemporary romantic comedy. He is also the sponsor of the Lee improv team Shenanigans. Mr. Buck received his MFA in Directing at Baylor University where his research and artistic output was largely focused on commedia dell’arte, contemporary farce, and improv pedagogy. Mr. Buck has worked as a professional actor and improviser in the Boston and Orlando areas and he created a high school theatre program for a private school which he directedfor five years. He also a published critic and a produced playwright. His articles have appeared in Relevant Magazine and the Texas Theatre Journal and he had a play professionally developed by ArtWithin. Mr. Buck and his wife Courtney have two boys, Elijah and Isaac.
Catherine Mantooth has been a member of Lee's faculty since 2005. In Fall 2007 Catherine received an Excellence in Design Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her Two Rooms lighting design. She received her M.A. in Theatre at Missouri State University, and was adjunct faculty at Evangel University. She earned her BFA in Technical Design Theatre from Drake University in Des Moines, IA.
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