Theatre and Dance Faculty and Staff

Theatre and Dance Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Ethan Krupp, M.F.A., Associate Professor; Director of Theatre
David A. Miller, M.F.A., Associate Professor
Julie Petry, M.F.A., Associate Professor; Director, Dance Minor Program
Carrie Winship, PhD, Assistant Professor

Staff

Nick Troisi, B.A., Scene Shop Coordinator

Faculty & Staff Biographies

Ethan Krupp, M.F.A., Associate Professor

Director of Theatre; Technical Director
Office: HCA 226
Email
570-389-4838

Ethan KruppEthan Krupp has been part of the Theatre & Dance Division faculty since Fall 2006. He serves as the Director of Theatre, the Technical Director for the division, and also as a lighting, scenery, properties, and sound designer. He teaches Fundamentals of Theatre Design, Theatre Production/Stagecraft, Scene Design, Lighting Design and Theory, and Seminar In Technical Theatre & Design.

His professional design work has been seen at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and Electric Theatre Company (Scranton) in Pennsylvania, as well as more than a dozen other theatres in Maryland, Texas, Montana, and Virginia. Before coming to Bloomsburg, he was the Technical Director and designer for the University of Houston-Downtown, as well as a theatre faculty member for 6 years.

He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from Washington & Lee University (1997) and a MFA in Theatre Design and Technology (Lighting and Scenic Design emphasis) from University of Montana (2000).

He has been involved in theatre since junior high school when his love of Neil Simon's plays was created by extensive scene work in Adele Mallin's 8th Grade Drama Class. He continued his theatre work in high school under the direction of Barbara Goodwin onstage and Ronald Masters in the scene shop in the LA suburb of Eagle Rock, CA. After a short and misguided stint in print journalism in college, he returned to the theatre.

David A. Miller, M.F.A., Associate Professor

Office: Bakeless 319A
Email
Website

David A. MillerDavid A. Miller is a professional director, playwright and educator. David joined the faculty at Bloomsburg University in the fall of 2012 and teaches all levels of acting, directing and playwriting, as well as career seminar and script analysis. David directs mainstage productions for the BU Players and mentors student-directed projects.

David is a resident director for Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth, TX. His Amphibian productions include The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon, Wittenberg by David Davalos (Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Dallas Fort Worth Critics Forum), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Best Production of the Year, Reader's Choice, Fort Worth Weekly), Below the Belt by Richard Dresser (Outstanding Direction, Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum) and readings of Mystery of Irma Vep and All This Intimacy. NYC Directing: NYMF, Prospect Theater Company, Vital Theater Company, WTE Theatre, Samuel French OOBR, Piper Theatre, The New Acting Company. Seattle: Annex Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre.

As a playwright David’s plays include Semi-Permanent (Elephant Ears Reading Series, Philadelphia, PA), Restoration/Conservation (Published in The Paragon Journal, Semi-finalist for The 15th Annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle Festival of New Short Plays at The Arts Center Stage, Carrboro, NC), The Flames (The Collective's C10:Comedy, New York, NY), and Mystic in the Savage State (Workshop, Strange Sun Theater, New York, NY).

David is the former founding Artistic Director of The Artful Conspirators, a Brooklyn-based collective of emerging and established theatre artists dedicated to creating new theatrical work that includes the audience as a participant in the theatre-making process. David’s work with the Conspirators includes directing Leaving IKEA: A Play in Two Cantos and creating Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery.

David has taught, directed and mentored students throughout New York City at Wagner College, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (NYU), Manhattan College, City College and Kingsborough Community College, among others. He has worked extensively in theatre education for young people as a teaching artist in the classroom and in leadership roles such as Director of Educational Outreach for Seattle Children’s Theatre and as Director of Education at Roundabout Theatre Company.

David is a former Theatre Mentor for the Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation, a Drama League Directing Alumni, and was awarded an SSDC Directing Observership. He has a BA in Theatre (Acting and Directing) from Western Washington University and an MFA in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Julie Petry, M.F.A., Associate Professor

Director, Dance Minor Program
Office: Wilson House, Room 4
Email
570-389-4981

Julie PetryAssociate Professor of Theatre and Dance, Julie joined Bloomsburg University in Fall of 2009. At BU, Julie serves as Director of the Dance Minor program, teaches dance and theatre coursework, and enjoys soaking up the vibrant climate of creativity about the campus. Recent BU projects include Artistic Direction of all annual Dance Minor Concerts, choreographing The Rocky Horror Show, serving as dialect coach for the production of The Nosemaker's Apprentice, directing Roadkill Confidential and choreographing new concert dance works each season. One such work, His Painful Stretches, offered her students an invitation to travel to Philadelphia to perform her choreography in a curated showcase by the acclaimed and Internationally recognized Koresh Dance Company. Another of her dance works, Rest In Pieces, has been traveling the US for two years in an installation called Craddling Creativity, an exhibit dedicated to fertility stories.

Julie holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (dance) and a BFA from the University of Arizona where she studied dance, theatre and music. Previously a faculty member at Dominican University in River Forest, IL, she taught courses such as Directing, Auditions, and Dance Techniques, and had the opportunity to direct, choreograph, and collaborate on multiple productions. Julie was also a Master Teaching Artist for Changing Worlds, a non-profit group that worked to bring art infused literacy programs into Chicago area K-12 schools.

Julie worked professionally in the Mid-west/Chicago region for over 12 years with multiple companies wearing multiple hats. Ranging from aerial artist to dialect coach, to date, she’s directed, choreographed, &/or performed in well over 150 productions. A multi-Emmy nominated Director/Choreographer, Ms. Petry is a native of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and loves to travel and explore outdoors. She is the recipient of multiple grant awards, was previously selected for the "Best of New Dances” by the curator of Dance Chicago, and is an Associate Member of SDC. Her writing/research can be found in the Voice and Speech Review and the Bi Women's Quarterly. She has actively presented at both ATHE and NCA conferences, and was invited to attend and present her directing methods at the well-known Directors Lab West.

Directing/Choreographic credits include: Off Center Dance Co., ID; Summer Palace Theatre, WA; Centerlight Theatre, IL; Metropolis Performing Arts Center, IL, The King Center, FL (w/ Heartsong Communications); Dance Chicago, IL; Duets for My Valentine, IL; Around the Coyote Festival, IL; SoulStance Festival, IL; RASA Dance Chicago, IL; Aerial Dance Chicago, IL; Bucknell University, PA; The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, PA; and the Bloomsburg University Players, PA. Performing includes: Kenny Rogers/ The Toy Shoppe National Tour; Light Opera Works, IL; The Southern Arizona Light Opera Company, AZ; Summer Palace Theatre, WA; Lira Dance Ensemble--a nationally touring Polish Dance and Music Company, which took her to FL to perform with the Sarasota Opera; Ballet Entre Nous, IL; (AMEBA) Aerial Dance Chicago, IL; Tom & Susana Evert Dance Theatre, OH; and Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre, IL. She has appeared in Industrial Training Videos, taught Ellen Degeneres dance steps live on national TV via telephone, and worked as an extra on shows such as Turks. Additionally, she had the opportunity to work with the White Oak Dance Project and David Dorfman Dance through Columbia College community engagement programs.

Carrie Winship, PhD, Assistant Professor

Office: HCA 230
Email
570-389-5108

Dr. Carrie Winship

Dr. Carrie Winship is a director, dramaturg, teacher, and scholar living in Williamsport, PA. Carrie holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Missouri; an M.A. in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature from Indiana University; and a B.A. in Theatre and Sociology from Emory & Henry College in Virginia. Carrie joined Bloomsburg University in 2018 and teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis, and theatre appreciation. Recently a Visiting Instructor of Theatre at Lycoming College, Carrie taught courses in dramatic literature and theatre history, and directed. Located in Columbia, Missouri from 2011-2017 Carrie worked as a freelance director, dramaturg and stage manager while pursuing her doctoral degree. Her work in Columbia included collaborations with GreenHouse Theatre Project, Independent Actors Theatre, MU Summer Repertory Theatre and Talking Horse Theatre.

Carrie’s research explores women’s voices in practice and theory, as well as new play development, theatre pedagogy, dramaturgical collaboration, and devised theatre. She regularly presents at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the Women and Theatre Program annual meeting. Carrie is particularly invested in serving platforms that cultivate new works: she coordinated the prestigious Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award from 2013-2016 and has served numerous other initiatives including the Playwriting Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Missouri Playwright’s Workshop, and the Mizzou New Play Series.

Select professional directing credits include: Hamlet, Dark Creation: The Mary Shelley Project, Measure, Don Juan: After the War, Our Town, Three Sisters (all with GreenHouse Theatre Project), Baltimore Waltz (Talking Horse Theatre), and The Short Women’s Play Festival 5 (Independent Actors Theatre). Select educational directing credits include: Stop Kiss (Lycoming College), Good Kids (University of Missouri), The Lost Slipper (University of Missouri), Aria da Capo (University of Missouri), Reasons to be Pretty (Indiana University), and The Marriage Proposal (Indiana University).

Recent recognitions include: American Theatre and Drama Society Emerging Scholar Award (2017), KCACTF Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Fellow (2016), KCACTF/LMDA Dramaturgy Award Finalist (2016), and the ATHE/KCACTF Graduate Student Award for Innovation in Teaching (2015).

Staff Biographies

Nick Troisi, B.A., Scene Shop Coordinator

Scene Shop: HCA 111
Email
570-389-2775