Department of Theatre Faculty
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Joseph Frost is an award-winning playwright and actor, having appeared on stage as Bottom and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie, Czolgosz in Assassins, Gordon in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and as Hamlet. He appeared in the independent feature films The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah and Endings. Joseph’s plays have been produced around the country, including a stage reading of Anathema at the Square Top Repertory Theatre in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and served as the feature playwright of the 2006 Malone College Playwright’s Showcase. Joseph is a former board member of Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA), and is a current member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America, a board member of the Fondren Theatre Workshop of Jackson, the state representative to the board of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) from the Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA), and the artistic director of the floodlight theatre company.
Rebekah Bert (2010) Specialty Instructor of Technical Theatre
B.A., Grove City College
M.A., Binghamton University
Rebekah has worked for several theater companies, including Tri-Cities Opera, Endicott Performing Arts Center, The Cider Mill, and a few other local theaters in the Binghamton area. She has had the opportunity to work as a scenic and lighting designer, stage manager, and even director for shows throughout undergraduate school at Grove City College. Her most recent work was done at SUNY Binghamton where she designed the main stage production for Shakespear's Henry V. She is currently working on the scenic design for a show during 2011 spring semester at SUNY Binghamton of Noises Off by Michael Frayn. Rebekah has a passion for theatre and looks forward to the new opportunities she will have at Belhaven.
Kris has worked at numerous professional and educational venues across the U.S. including the Durango Shakespeare Festival and the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp both in Colorado, Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Clinton, IA, and the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp in upstate New York. Kris has a passion for theatre and design and looks forward to the new design opportunities he will have at Belhaven. He is a University of Missouri at Kansas City graduate and had the privilege of being taught by the distinguished Scenic Designer John Ezell.
Nadine Grant (2011) Assistant Professor of Theatre Costuming and Production
B.A., Bethel College
M.F.A., University of Missouri
Stewart Hawley (2012) Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
B.S. and M.F.A., University of Houston
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (in progress)
Stewart Hawley has his work published in Quiddtas, Journal of the Society of American Fight Directors, Asian Theatre Journal and Texas Theatre Journal. Stewart will soon become a certified teacher of stage combat this summer and is working on his PhD in theatre. As a practitioner Stewart has worked in these theatres: Alliance Theatre, Actor's Theatre, and the AD Players. He has also worked on the following films: Evening Star, Rocketman, and Warning: Parental Advisor.
Marianne Savell (2012) Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Mississippi College
M.F. A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Shannon Frost (2004) Adjunct
B.A., Malone College
M.A., Regent University