Guest Artists

The objectives and goals for the guest-artist program include providing opportunities for cultural enrichment, professional experience, and access to a larger artistic community. The program benefits the students, faculty, as well as the university and local communities. The majority of the guest-artists brought in by the department participate in public presentations, classes and seminars, talkbacks, master classes, and theatre productions that extend to the UAB and Birmingham communities.


  • Michael Cassara, NY casting director, held three workshops on getting cast
  • Audrey Cefaly, playwright for Love is a Blue Tick Hound and many others
  • Kevin Kennison


  • Joshua Holden, puppetry master class, puppetry coach for Avenue Q
  • Robert Earl Price, playwright for The Butterfly Effect
  • Eden Espinosa , master class in musical theatre
  • Patti D’Beck, master class in musical theatre


  • Dominique Johnson, musical theatre performance master class
  • Donnie Mather, movement master class, movement coach for Women of War


  • Abe Reybold, instructor for Musical Theatre Performance
  • Melissa Bailey, choreographer for Bat Boy
  • David Leong, performance/movement master class
  • Jones Welsh, movement coach for Big Love and movement master class
  • Nicolas Dromard, performance master class
  • Julie Sanford, two-day industry casting workshop


  • Lexie Dorsett, instructor for Musical Theatre performance
  • Frank Bradley, visiting professor and director of Don’t Trifle With Love


  • Rachel Burttram, acting master class


  • Bill Castellino, director for The Rocky Horror Show
  • Steve Carmichael, lighting design for The Miser


  • Paul Shoulberg, winner of the 2009 Ruby Lloyd Apsey Award


  • Steve Carmichael, lighting designer for Cabaret
  • Ken Cerniglia, open lecture on dramaturgy at Disney Theatrical Group, NYC
  • Moisés Kaufman, coached student director and cast for The Laramie Project
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