Name & Contact Bio & Website
J Michael Desper J. Michael Desper
Technical Director
154, Center for the Arts
Before joining Ashland University, Mr. J. Michael Desper spent the previous 11 years as technical director and resident scene designer at Sunset Playhouse near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked on nearly 90 productions. Previously, Mr. Desper freelanced in Chicago for such companies as Circle Theatre of Forest Park, Pendulum Theatre and Bowen Park Theatre and Opera, as well as working as guest artist and... Read More

Teresa Durbin-Ames Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
Artistic Director of Theatre, Associate Professor of Theatre
234, Center for the Arts
Teresa joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently the artistic director of theatre and associate professor of theatre. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis and musical theatre. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University (in chemistry no less!) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Teresa was... Read More

Robert Sean Parker Robert Sean Parker
Assistant Professor of Theatre
240, Center for the Arts
Sean holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and a BFA in Acting from Western Carolina University. Before joining the Ashland University faculty, he taught at Morehead State University in Kentucky.  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... Read More

Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
Dr. Thomas Reed is professor of music and chair of the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre at Ashland University He joined the faculty in 1986, and teaches courses in woodwinds, music theory, aural skills and jazz. He is a 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... Read More


Dr. Lisa Rainsong, Professor, Cleveland Institute of Music will be...Read more
by Lillian Hellman Directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames This 1951 melodrama...Read more
by Lillian Hellman Directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames This 1951 melodrama...Read more
Four choral ensembles perform an eclectic program of vocal music...Read more
Ashland University Music is pleased to present Turkish Mystic musician...Read more