Wayne State University

Guest artists

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance offers students the opportunity to train and learn from a number of guest artists.

Some of the guest artists that have visited Wayne State include:

 Previous Guest Artists:

Ensemble Free Theater Norway to perform the site-specific theater experience conceived and instigated by Aaron Landsman, titled Appointment. (Website)

Brendan McCall, Founder, Ensemble Free Theater Norway

Thorsten Kaye, Alumnus ('94) and Daytime Soap star.

Constantine Maroulis, Tony-Award Nominee (Rock of Ages) and American Idol top ten finalist. (Website)

Julie Hampton
Poet and Performance Artist

Mandy Patinkin
Tony Award-Winning Actor, Evita; multiple other nominations; Television Dead Like Me

Patti LuPone
Multiple Tony Award-Winning and nominated Actress, notably Gypsy and Evita.

John Broome
Movement Coach and Choreographer
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

James Cowens

Nancy Curtis
Bret Adams Limited Artists Agency

Colm Feore
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Uta Hagen
Actress, author of "Respect for Acting"

Ernie Hudson
Actor, Film (Alumnus)

Arkady Katz
Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow, Russia

Robert Lambert
Fred Astaire Award (Alumnus)

Mary Locker
Detroit Casting Director, Producer

Pat McCorkle
New York
Regional Theatre Casting Director

Barry MacGregor
Actor, Director
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Shaw Festival

Marti Maradan
Director, Actor
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Shaw Festival

Charles Nelson Reilly
Actor and Director

Jose Quintero
Tony Award-winning Director

Lara Ann Salter
Detroit/Chicago Photographer

Tom Sizemore
Film Actor (Alumnus)

Anatoly Smelyansky
Literary Director and Head of Academic Programs
Moscow Art Theatre School

Barbara Tarbuck
Actress, Stage, Film, Television (Alumnus)

Theatre Grottesco
International Performance Company

Michael Tolan
Actor, Stage, Film, Television (Alumnus)

Scott Wentworth
Actor and Director
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Tony Award nominee

Arthur Wilson
Director of Playwriting in the Schools Program
New York Shakespeare Festival

 Felix Cochran
Scenery and Costume Designer

Jeff Davis
Lighting Designer
New York City Opera

Richard Donnelly
Costume Designer, CAD specialist
Notre Dame University

Mark Weiss
Lighting Designer

Freddy Wittop
Costume Designer

 Roger Bean
Freelance Director, Marketing Director
Circle Repertory Company (Alumnus)

Ivan Block

Antoni Cimolino
Director, Producer
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Danny Newman
Audience Development Consultantauthor of "Subscribe Now!"

George Thorn
Director of Arts Action Research

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