Intro Faculty Staff and Season - page 3

Michael Flowers
MFA in Directing, University of Mississippi, 1982
BFA in Theatre, Arkansas State University, 1979
Entering his 32
year of teaching at the college/university level, Michael has directed over ninty productions in
educational, professional, and community theatre. Having taught most of the courses in the BSC Theatre curriculum
at one time or another, Michael now focuses primarily on acting and musical theatre. This year Michael will direct
Jesus Christ Superstar
Alan Litsey
, Professor, Chair Department of Theatre
PhD in Directing, Wayne State University, 1991
MFA in Acting, Michigan State University, 1984
BFA in Theatre, University of LaVerne, 1981
Alan has been a member of the theatre faculty since 1991. He will direct
The Liar
academic year. In
addition to acting and directing, Alan’s interests include theatre literature and playwriting. He has served as President
of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. His plays have
been performed in the southeast, the Edinburgh Festival, and Bulgaria.
Patti J. Manning
, Costume Designer / Coordinator
Patti has served as the Costume Designer/Coordinator for the College Theatre productions since 1981. She has
designed for the Birmingham Opera Theatre, State of Alabama Ballet, Jewish Art Theatre, Birmingham Festival of Arts,
and Birmingham Children’s Theatre. She has taught costume design for the BSC Conservatory camps and the
Summerfest Workshop during the summer and has served as the Publicity Chairperson on the Birmingham Opera
Guild and Publicity Co-Chairperson for the Alabama Symphony Decorator Showhouse. She is a past winner of the Lois
Garren Award for Excellence in Costume Design and the National Society of Arts & Letters Career Award.
Matthew Mielke
, Professor / Technical Director / Set and Lighting Designer
MFA, Theatre Design and Technology, University of Minnesota, 1986
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1982
Matthew has worked professionally at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Southern Ballet Theatre, and as a
free-lance scenic and lighting designer and theatre consultant and has taught at Gustavus Adolphus College, Clemson
University, and, since 1990, at BSC. He is a past winner of the Lois Garren Award for Excellence in Design and is a
member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. This season he will design
, and
Jesus Christ Superstar
. His interests include history, aviation, and the computer in scene design.
Judy E. Pandelis
, Manager of the College Theatre Box Office / Academic Programs Secretary
Entering her 24
year at BSC, Judy serves as Manager of the College Theatre Box Office for on-line, over-the-phone,
and in-person ticket reservations and sales, oversees the publicity and scheduling of several department events,
designs dance/music/opera/theatre programs, serves as Bookkeeper and Secretary to the Departments of Art & Art
History, Music, and Theatre as well as the Dance program, oversees the Biennial Southeastern Competition for the
Southeastern high school artists, and serves on the Building and Weather Group Committees. She is the author of the
Children’s Book
Bloomin’ Harmony
which can be found at
. Her interests include traveling as well as
writing, editing, and illustrating children’s books.
Mandy Thomas
, Assistant Technical Director / Scene Shop Supervisor
BA, English major, Theatre & Chemistry minor, Gardner-Webb University, 1988
Entering her 11
year at BSC, Mandy brings to the department several years experience as a technical director and
scene shop manager as well as excellent management and organizational skills. She is also an award-winning set and
lighting designer.
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