Theatre Faculty & Staff

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Tricia Applegate Tricia Applegate
Coordinator, CAS Communications/Performing Arts
149, Center for the Arts
Tricia Applegate has over 30 years of arts administration experience.  She was the founder and former executive director of the Ashland Community Arts Center, and held positions at other organizations such as the McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NJ), Renaissance Theatre (Mansfield, OH), Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Ashland Chautauqua and the City of Ashland's Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell. She holds a B.A. in business... Read More

Teresa Durbin-Ames Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
Artistic Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre
235, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2000 and serves as the artistic director of theatre Teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis and musical theatre Has directed "Dancing at Lughnasa," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "Saint Joan," "Leveling Up," "The Autumn Garden," “Three Tall Women” and "Into the Woods" at Ashland University and "The Sound of Music” and “Gypsy" for Ashland Summer Theatre Festival. Served... Read More

Robert Sean Parker Robert Sean Parker
Assistant Professor of Theatre
240, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors’ Guild - American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Some of his professional credits include:  Off-Broadway, Chicago Theatre (American Theatre Company, Provision Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble), Pioneer Playhouse, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Riverside Shakespeare Festival,... Read More

Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Department of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
Joined Ashland University faculty in 1986 and serves as professor of music and chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Teaches courses in woodwinds, music theory, aural skills and jazz Member of the Akron Symphony (bass clarinet) and Ashland Symphony (principal clarinet), was a long-time member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (saxophone), and has performed on clarinet or saxophone with the Cleveland Chamber... Read More

Cathy Rowland Cathy Rowland
Administrative Assistant
204, Center for the Arts
Ms. Cathy Rowland joined Ashland University as the administrative assistant to the department of music in August 1999. She is currently the administrative assistant for the departments of music, art and theatre. She also serves as organist and choir accompanist for her church, Jeromesville United Methodist. Ms. Rowland lives in Jeromesville with daughters, Anna and Josie.  

Carl Skorepa
Technical Director in Theatre Department
155, Center for the Arts
Worked as a theatre artist for over 200 musicals, operas, dance concerts and dramatic plays   Served as technical director, designer and instructor for Hiram College’s Theatre Department for 10 years During the past 14 summers worked as the Theatre Production Manager for the Actor’s Equity musicals at Cain Park and as a freelance professional artist has worked as technical director, production manager, director,... Read More