Faculty and Staff

   
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Brent Menchinger
Department Chair
Professor of Theatre
MFA, Wayne State University
BS, Western Michigan University
Price Doyl Fine Arts 106
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
bmenchinger@murraystate.edu
270.809.4637
about Brent

Brent Menchinger is a scenic and lighting designer. Currently, he is the Chair of the Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts. His research interests include world theatre, multi-media and art history.

 

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Matthew Crider
Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement
MFA, Brandeis University
BFA, University of Florida
Price Doyle Fine Arts 706
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
mcrider6@murraystate.edu
270.809.5089
about Matthew

Matthew Crider is a movement and acting teacher. His research interests include Stage Combat, Clown, and Suzuki Actor Training. He is an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.

 
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Lissa Graham-Schneider
Professor of Theatre
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA, Christopher Newport University
Price Doyle Fine Arts 106
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
lgraham@murraystate.edu
270.809.4635
about Lissa

Lissa L. Graham-Schneider is a full professor. She received her MFA in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lissa works across the country as a professional director, stage manager and actor. She teaches play analysis, and all levels of directing courses. In addition, she teaches children's theatre and puppetry. Lissa also teaches film history and pop culture classes on zombies and sci-fi films.

 
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Cindi Gullixson
Administrative Assistant
BS, Murray State University
Price Doyle Fine Arts 106
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
cgullixson@murraystate.edu
270.809.4421
about Cindi

 

 
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Heidi Ortega
Associate Professor of Theatre
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
MA, Humbolt University
BA, Westminster College
Price Doyle Fine Arts 705
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
hortega@murraystate.edu
270.809.4639
about Heidi

 

 
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Daryl Phillipy
Associate Professor of Theatre
MA, University of Southern Mississippi
BS, Middle Tennessee State University
Price Doyle Fine Arts 708
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
dphillipy@murraystate.edu
270.809.4636
about Daryl

Daryl W. Phillipy is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts. Daryl specializes in teaching the Sanford Meisner approach to actor training. Daryl teaches Acting II, Acting III and Acting Shakespeare. He also teaches Voice and Diction and Stage Dialects. Daryl has studied with some of the top acting teachers in the world. This includes Ron Van Lieu, Christopher Bayes, Larry Silverberg and William Esper. Daryl has worked as professional actor and director for over 20 years on stages throughout the United States.

 
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Justin Walsh
Assistant Professor of Theatre
MFA, West Virginia University
BFA, Miami University
Price Doyle Fine Arts 203
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
jwalsh2@murraystate.edu
270.809.4661
about Justin

 

 
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Benjamin Weinert-Lishner
Lecturer in Theatrical Design
MFA, California State University, Long Beach
BA, Goucher College
Price Doyle Fine Arts 214
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
blishner@murraystate.edu
270.809.5662
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