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Tom Amen – Professor

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Tom Amen is a Professor of Theater Arts at Golden West College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine, where he received his BA in Acting. He earned his MFA in Directing from the University of Utah, where he studied under full academic scholarship. Tom has directed over 75 productions in California, Arizona, and Utah.

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Martie Ramm Engle – Professor – Chair, Theater Arts and Dance

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Martie has appeared on Broadway in Evita (w/Patti LuPone), A Chorus Line in London, in several national tours of the US -- A Chorus Line, Annie, Show Boat -- and in many regional theater productions including twice as Charity in Sweet Charity and in productions of I Love My Wife, They’re Playing Our Song, The Mikado, Murder by the Book and as Joan in The Guys. Most recently, Martie co-starred as Muriel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Rory Cowan – Part-Time Instructor

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Rory Cowan received his MFA in Theater Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He holds a BA in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Over the last twenty years Rory has performed at Cypress College, Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and was a member of the California Repertory Company in Long Beach.

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Carin Jacobs – Part-Time Instructor

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Carin Jacobs has been designing costumes around the OC/LA area for over 15 years. Her work can be seen in many genres including theatre, film, live stage shows and professional cheerleading. Projects include; Arizona Cardinals Cheerleading uniforms (seen at the 2009 Superbowl), “Operation Spy Girl” stunt show for Six Flags Chicago, the feature film “Saving Lincoln” and most recently “Legally Blonde” at Cabrillo Musical Theatre, an Ovation award nominee for Best Musical.

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Rachael Lorenzetti – Part-Time Instructor

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Rachael Lorenzetti received her Master’s Degree in Costume Design from California State University, Fullerton, where she designed costumes for nine productions including Footloose the Musical, Chemical Imbalance, and Equus. She returned to Cal-State Fullerton as a guest designer for Carousel.

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Ron Michaelson – Part-Time Instructor

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A professional actor for over 30 years Ron Michaelson has been seen in hundreds of commercials. His characters have ranged from playing his own “Mom” to being a Pickle for a video game. Ron’s most notable role, however, is that of the frustrated banker in all those ditech.com commercials.

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Dave Mickey – Part-Time Instructor

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Dave Mickey has designed sound, video, interactive, and lighting for theatre productions at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Row, the Rubicon Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, SCR, the Chance Theatre, the Blank Theatre, and Syzygy theatre and theme park show control (video) programming at Universal Studios Hollywood (2009/10). Some projects include MicePaceMaze at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the publication of iOS apps, and lead a workshop on Interactive Theatre for the Scenofest at the PQ11 in Prague.

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William Mittler – Part-Time Instructor

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William Mittler has his BA and MFA from UCLA, in theatre and playwriting respectively; he works as an part-time theatre instructor at Golden West College and several other Southern California colleges.

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Robert Mumm – Part-Time Instructor

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Robert Mumm: Bob received his B.F.A.from the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, and his M.F.A.from Cal State Fullerton. Before, during and after his educational odyssey, Bob served as Tech Director and house designer for a beautiful Art Deco theatre in Colorado, as well as an itinerant Stage Manager/Production Manager for several touring productions.

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Anna Steers – Part-Time Instructor

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Anna Steers is an actor, educator and director - currently in her sixth year teaching multiple subjects in the Dept. of Theatre Arts at CSULB, also Santa Ana College and now Golden West College. Anna trained extensively at Oxford University (BADA), University of San Francisco (BA in Performing Arts and Social Justice), Anne Bogart’s SITI Company (Suzuki/Viewpoints), The John Ruskin School of Acting (Meisner) and Teacher Development Program at The Actors Center in NYC, she holds an MFA in Acting/Directing from California State University Long Beach.

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