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Radhica Ganapathy

Radhica Ganapathy, Ph.D.

Theatre Program Coordinator

History/Criticism; Acting/Directing

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts 

Room Franco 137
610-396-6026
rzg3@psu.edu

 Dr. Radhica Ganapathy is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Penn State University's Berks Campus. Prior to her move to the United States, she worked as a professional actor in New Delhi, India. Ganapathy has taught several courses in Theatre and Women’s Studies, and collaborated extensively across disciplines with artists and scholars from various backgrounds. She currently teaches the following courses: Women & Theatre, Theatre History, American Theatre History, Theatre in Diverse Cultures, Acting Fundamentals II, and the Art of Theatre. Ganapathy founded N.O.W. at Berks (New Original Works), an annual one act play student festival which actively encourages original playwriting. She continues to serve in her role as festival Producer. Her research areas and interests include: Feminism, Performance Studies (Focus: Survivalist traditions of minority groups in India), and New Play Development. Her research engages in critical representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality in theatre and performance.




James N. Brown, MFA

Acting/Directing

Instructor of Theatre

jnb20@psu.edu

James N. Brown earned an MFA in Directing from the Florida State University School of Theatre. He worked on the production staff at the Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival) from 1978 through 1986.  In New York, Brown studied Meisner Technique with Katherine Gately at the William Esper Studio, then did scene study with Bill Hickey and and Aaron Frankel’s Shakespeare Workshop at the H. B. Studio. He has taught in the theatre programs at Kutztown University, the University of Florida, Kennesaw State University, and Alabama State University.  Since coming to Pennsylvania, Brown has performed in Patient A by Lee Blessing for Philadelphia’s Sympatico Theatre Project, understudied the role of Porfiry in the Arden Theatre Company’s production of Crime and Punishment, and the role of Clive in the Wilma Theatre’s production of Cloud 9.  In addition to serving as a director/fight director for the theatre programs where he has taught, the professional theatres for which he has worked as a Fight Director include The Orlando Opera, The Horizon Theatre Company (Atlanta), and the Arden Theatre Company (Philadelphia).




Joshua L. Schulman, MFA

Part-time Instructor/Guest Artist in Lighting Design
Instructor in THEA 131 - Introduction to Lighting Design

Joshua L. Schulman has his MFA from Boston University. He was the recipient of the Barrymore Award for his lighting design of ART at Delaware Theatre Company. Other companies that he has worked for include the Wilma Theater, Azuka Theatre, Hotel Obligato, Flashpoint Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Media Theatre, Theatre West Virginia, the Rebecca Davis Dance Company, Inis Nua Theatre Company, Arcadia University, Theatre Exile, Madhouse Theater Company, and many more.




Stephanie Thomas

Assistant Production Manager
610-396-6421

set5144@psu.edu

Stefanie Thomas is a senior Theatre Major at Penn State Berks. Her current concentration is in technical theatre and design. Her interests include scenic and props design, set construction, stage management, Feminist Theatre, and original playwriting.