Theatre - Guest artists

James Fortune - 2021 MIACADA Outstanding Advising Award Winner

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance’s Academic Advisor James Fortune is a 2021 recipient of the MIACADA Outstanding Advising Award! The Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) awards are designed to honor individuals and institutions within Michigan making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Visit to learn more. 

Fortune was also the WSU Learning Community Coordinator of the Year for 2020.

Headshot of James Fortune

Past guest artists

  • Ruben Santiago smiling and standing in front of a Tribeca Film Institute backdrop
    Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories.

  • Jeffrey Seller
  • S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Deborah Joy Winans
  • George Abud
  • Natasha Katz
  • Thorsten Kaye
  • Michael Boudewyns
  • Allegra Libonati
  • David DiChiera
  • Dominique Morriseau
  • David Ramsey
  • Lenny Banovez
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • Patti LuPone
  • Shelley Butler
  • Syd Mead
  • Tim Rhoze
  • Tom Skerritt
  • Valerie Pettiford
  • William Ivey Long