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Professor Sara Goff is EWU’s Theatre Program Director and Theatre & Film Department Chair. She previously taught Acting and Directing in the BFA program at The University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She was also an actor, director and company member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Sara graduated from Western Illinois University with an MFA in Acting.
Jeffrey Sanders is currently a Senior Lecturer of Theatre at Eastern Washington University having received his BS in Acting from Central Michigan University and his MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. Some of his directing credits at EWU include Avenue Q, Love’s Labour’s Lost The Musical, Twelfth Night, Fuddy Meers, Macbeth, Bat Boy The Musical, Antony & Cleopatra, Ruthless! The Musical, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Foreigner. Some of Jeff’s directing credits at EWU include Heathers The Musical, The Tempest, Avenue Q, Urinetown The Musical and Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Jeff has also written original stage adaptations of Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried and We are A Poem based on the collected works of authors John Rybicki and Julie Moulds. Before arriving at EWU, Jeff was a resident actor and director for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. His favorite roles there include Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Mitch (Streetcar Named Desire), Nurse (Romeo and Juliet), Fluellen (Henry V), Edgar (King Lear), Posthumus (Cymbeline) Hector (Troilus and Cressida), Lopahkin (The Cherry Orchard) and Julius Caesar. While at CSC, he directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Every Christmas Storey Ever Told, as well as co-directed Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty.
Jessica Ray received her BA Degree in Theatre from Eastern Washington University in 2009 and her MFA Degree in Costume Design from Illinois State University. She teaches courses in Costume Design and Stage Makeup in EWU’s Department of Theatre & Film. She has worked at theatres such as Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre.
Will Ledbetter studied International Political Economy, Spanish, and Theatre at the College of Idaho. He earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Boise State University in 2015 and just completed a Master’s in Fine Arts studying scenic design for theatre at The Ohio State University. Will has 10 years of experience in the theatre industry as a carpenter, technical director, scenic designer, and development associate. Past companies include Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and Great Lakes Theatre.