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The School of Drama is pleased to have Benny Sato Ambush as guest artist in residence for fall term 2003. He is teaching acting and directing "Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill.) Read an interview with guest director Benny Sato Ambush here.


guest artists gathered in Agnes de Mille Theatre

Three distinguished guest artists gathered in Agnes de Mille Theatre for an all-drama school meeting on Oct. 28, 2002. They included, from left: Michele Shay, Tony Award-nominated actress and guest director of the fall 2002 NCSA production "Blues for an Alabama Sky"; NCSA drama alumnus Ron Dortch, recently seen in "Jitney" in New York and THE DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD; and Irma P. Hall, best-known for her roles in SOUL FOOD (Mother Joe) and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (Minerva, the Voodoo Priestess). Dortch and Hall were in town to appear in Triad Stage's production of "A Lesson Before Dying," Oct. 25-Nov. 17, 2002.


Each year, the School of Drama engages guest artists, directors and teachers to give master classes, workshops and demonstrations to enhance the training program. Visitors have included:

Debbie Allen
Benny Sato Ambush
Matthew Ashford*
Tanya Berezin
Michael Breault
Victoria Bussert
Patricia Conolly
Ruby Dee
John Dillon
James Dodding
Lucien Douglas
Olympia Dukakis
Dikki Ellis*
David Esbjornson
Alan Filderman
Alexa Fogel
Horton Foote
Tim Guinee*
Richard Hamburger
Rosemary Harris
Vickie Hart
Peter Hedges*
Stephen Henderson*
Robert L. Hobbs
Hal Holbrook
Lucius Houghton*
Bette Howard
Tom Hulce*
Earl Hyman
Ashley Gates Jansen
Annalee Jefferies
Alexander Kalyagin
Stacy Keach
Shirley Knight
Don Knotts
Barry Kyle
Arthur Laurents
Linda Lavin
Romulus Linney
Margaret Loft
Boris Lvov-Anokhin
Terrence Mann*
Joe Mantello*
Nicholas Martin
Marilyn McIntyre*
Terrence McNally
B.T. McNichol
Johanna Melamed
Brian Mertes
Glyn O'Malley*
Mary-Louise Parker*
Mandy Patinkin
David Petrarca
Alla Pokrovskaya
Joan Potter
Ellis Rabb
Mark Ramont
Rob Ruggiero
Alexander Sabinin
Donald Saddler
Richard Schmenner
Lorca Simons*
David Ogden Stiers
Jean Stapleton
Jordan Thaler
Kent Thompson
Daniel Swee
Alfred Uhry
Robert Waldman
Nikki Valko
Ray Vrazel
Jonathan Winters
Sam Waterston
Jim Wilhelm
Elizabeth Woodman
Irene Worth

*School of the Arts alumni