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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.
Shana Joslyn, Senior Lecturer in the Theatre & Film Department, teaches Theatre Technical classes, as well as general education Humanities classes in the EWU Theatre Program. Shana came to EWU in 2011 after earning her BA in Lighting Design and MFA in Scene Design from Western Illinois University. She has been designing theatre lighting, sets, props, sound and video for 20+ years. Some of her favorite designs were productions of Samurai, The Vibrator Play, Desire Under the Elms, Endgame and Avenue Q. Her career highlights include stage lighting for renown national performers Eddie Money, Anthrax, Nazareth, Hatebreed and Mary Willson.
When Shana isn’t designing for theatre or stage productions, you can usually find her tinkering with computers and 3D printers.
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 will be teaching 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 to name a few.
Vincas Greene earned his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University and his MFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts. He will be teaching courses in dance and developing classes and programming for dance at EWU. Vincas is the founding Artistic Director of Vytal Movement Dance Company in Spokane. He is currently building an adult dance community, developing professional dance in the region (Danse Matters), cultivating a larger audience for dance, advising local dance programs in higher education and sharing his love for the art form through teaching, choreographing and presenting dance. As Chair for the Department of Dance and full professor (21 years), he led Brenau University to full accreditation with The National Association of Schools of Dance and served as a visiting evaluator for the association. He has taught nationally at several universities, high schools and private studios and was a guest teacher at Nanyang Normal University in China. Vincas also enjoys spending time exploring the stunning beauty of the Spokane River and the surrounding parks, forests and mountains in the Inland Northwest.
Annie Hudson came to EWU in the spring of 2015 and has worked exclusively in the Theatre & Film Department since that time. A California native, Annie graduated from California State University, Chico with a BA in Drama. Following college, she started several drama troupes performing and directing local community theatre. Over the years, supplemental work experience has included 10 years in Banking, 25+ years in Event Planning, Corporate Marketing and Executive Administration. Annie considers getting to know the wonderful students, faculty and staff at Eastern to be the best part of her job on the Cheney Campus.