Department Chair
Todd A. Wronski
Professor of Theatre, Director of the Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2011-13 (1987).
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Department Faculty
Todd A. Wronski
Professor of Theatre, Director of the Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2011-13 (1987).
Montgomery House
(717) 245-1611 |
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).
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B.A., Rutgers University, 1989; M.F.A., Yale University, 1992; D.F.A., 1997.

Sherry Harper-McCombs
Associate Professor of Theatre (1999).
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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).
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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).
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 2001; M.F.A., University of Maryland, 2014.

James C. Ryan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance (2014).
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B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990; M.F.A., Theater Design, Brooklyn College, 2013.