Department Chair
Todd A. Wronski
Professor of Theatre, Director of the Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2011-13 (1987).
Montgomery House
wronski@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1611
Department Faculty
Todd A. Wronski
Professor of Theatre, Director of the Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2011-13 (1987).
Montgomery House
(717) 245-1611 | wronski@dickinson.edu
B.A., Gustavus-Adolphus College, 1978; M.F.A., Trinity University, 1981. Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997.

An actor, director and playwright, Todd' s professional credits include work with the Guthrie Theater, the Dallas Theater Center, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Florida's Annie Russell Theatre, New York's Cider Mill Playhouse and performances at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. Productions of his plays have included HOTEL INTOLERATO (Dickinson College), THE HAND (Trinity University), and IN MY CASE AN EXCEPTION SHOULD BE MADE, produced initially at the Randolph Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland, and subsequently at the Fresno (CA) Museum of Fine Arts. It was also recorded for broadcast on California Public Radio. As a director and producer, Todd's productions have been presented at many college, university and professional theatres domestically and also at the Randolph Studio (Edinburgh, Scotland), the Berliner Arbeiter Theatre (Berlin, Germany), the UEA Studio Theatre (Norwich, England), and the Teatro Bicchieraia (Arezzo, Italy.) Todd's most recent activities have included playing Mark Twain opposite British actor Tom Watson in " Dickens and Twain: Crossing the Pond" in England, Scotland and the US, and reviving his one man play based on the life and writings of William Saroyan (to mark the centenary of Saroyan's birth) which was performed in San Francisco, Fresno, New York City and Yerevan, Armenia.
Karen Lordi Kirkham
Professor of Theatre (1999).
Montgomery House
kirkhamk@dickinson.edu
B.A., Rutgers University, 1989; M.F.A., Yale University, 1992; D.F.A., 1997.

Karen Lordi-Kirkham has extensive experience directing in both regional and academic settings. She is currently the Executive Artistic Director of Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, N.Y. She has directed for the Jean Cocteau Repertory, Handcart Ensemble and Phoenix Ensemble in NYC, the Attic Theater in Los Angeles (where she received the Drama Logue's Award for Best Director and Production). She has directed productions ranging from musicals to new plays, including the world premiere of Andre Gregory's Bone Songs, for which she also served as the dramaturg working extensively with Gregory pre-publication of the script. Highlights include directing Julie Harris in the world premiere of Peter Dee's Amber Patches, touring shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Berlin, assisting Marshall Mason for the Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's Redwood Curtain and assisting Jiri Zizka and being dramaturg for the Wilma Theater's production of Stoppard's Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the Philadelphia orchestra. She has additional experience in dance and movement-based theater. She graduated with a MFA and DFA from the Yale School of Drama, where she was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret.
Sherry Harper-McCombs
Associate Professor of Theatre (1999).
Montgomery House
(717) 245-1624 | harpermc@dickinson.edu
B.A., Averett College, 1986; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992.

Sherry has worked as a costume designer for several professional theatre companies including Theatre IV in Richmond, VA, Georgia Mountain Theatre and the Academy Theatre in Atlanta, GA and most recently at Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, WV. She has worked as an artisan in venues that include the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and even a brief stint on the set of the movie "Forrest Gump". Her teaching interests include costume and scenic design as well as crafts/properties and costume technology. Particular areas of interest are mask-making, fabric painting, and puppetry.
Sarah Skaggs
Director of Dance, Assistant Professor of Dance (2008).
Montgomery House
(717) 245-1771 | skaggss@dickinson.edu
B.A., Sweet Briar College, 1979; M.F.A., Hollins University, 2007.

Sarah Skaggs, artisitc director of Sarah Skaggs Dance, is an internationally renowned choreographer from New York City. She has received numerous fellowships -- from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Jerome, Harkenss, Greenwall, and Rockefeller foundations. Her work focuses on the relationship between the body and spirituality as impacted by social and political crises. Recently, she completed a multi-year cycle of choreographic works dealing with the body and disaster, particularly with respect to September 11th. At Dickinson she teaches Dance History, Modern Technique, Somatics, and Choreography.
Erin Crawley-Woods
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance (2014).

crawleye@dickinson.edu
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 2001; M.F.A., University of Maryland, 2014.

Erin Crawley-Woods received an MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2014. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UMD she directed Visible Seams, a site-specific sound/dance/video installation for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, participated in national and international dance conferences and served as Education Fellow for the Dance Films Association. From 2007-2011 she was a Company Member and Director of Community Outreach at Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM where she taught and developed curriculum for Keshet's nationally-recognized Outreach Program for Incarcerated Youth. She has performed in the US and abroad with Adriane Fang, Sharon Mansur, the Nancy Meehan Dance Company, Leslie Satin & Dancers, Sara Rudner & Company, Anneke Hansen, and the Irish Modern Dance Theater. In 2014 she participated in artistic residencies in Oulchy-le Chateau, France and at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent NY. Crawley-Woods holds a Diploma in Wholistic Bodywork from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and a B.A. in theatre, dance and French from Sarah Lawrence College.
James C. Ryan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance (2014).
Montgomery House
(717) 245-1768 | ryanja@dickinson.edu
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990; M.F.A., Theater Design, Brooklyn College, 2013.