College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Cal Poly Theatre Department Faculty members are a diverse group of talented individuals. They not only lecture and teach, but also work professionally as actors, designers, and directors.


Bernardo Solano

Bernardo Solano - CHAIR
Professor. Playwriting, Theatre in Education & Community
Bernardo Solano's Bio | 909-869-3952

Office Hours:
Monday: 11 a.m. to Noon
Tuesday: 3-5 p.m.
Thursday: - 1-3 p.m.

Linda Bisesti

Linda Bisesti
Professor – Head of Acting/ Voice, Designated Linklater Voice Teacher
Linda Bisesti's Bio | Website | 909-869-3987

Office Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 1-2 p.m.
Thursday: Noon-1 p.m.

C. Julian White

C. Julian White
Associate Professor – Acting & Movement
C. Julian White's Bio | 909-869-3953

Office Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-Noon

Gayle Fekete

Gayle M. Fekete
Professor – New Dance and Cultures

Guest Lecturers: Fall 2017

Name Title Office Hours
Louis Fossum Adjunct Lecturer Thursday: 9-10 a.m. - Friday: 11 a.m.-Noon
Jeremy Hahn Adjunct Lecturer Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Joyce Hesselgrave Adjunct Lecturer Tuesday: 12:30-2:30 p.m. - Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Michael Kachingwe Adjunct Lecturer Tuesday & Thursday: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Jade Cagalawan Production Manager Monday: 1-3 p.m.
Nancy Kyes Adjunct Lecturer Tuesday & Thursday: 3-3:30 p.m. - Friday:5-5:30 p.m.
Emma Mesrobian

Adjunct Lecturer

Paulo Lima Adjunct Lecturer Monday & Wedesday: 3-4 p.m.
Paula Solano Adjunct Lecturer Monday & Wednesday: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Kirsten Opstad Adjunct Lecturer By Appointment
John Favereau Adjunct Lecturer Monday: Noon-1 p.m.
Colin Campbell Adjunct Lecturer Friday: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Demerson Rainy Adjunct Lecturer Tuesday: By Appointment - Thursday: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Guest Lecturers: Fall (Dance)

Name Title Office Hours
Zachary Groenewold Adjunct Lecturer Monday & Wednesday: 3:30-4 p.m.
Jeremy Hahn Adjunct Lecturer Monday & Wednesday Noon-12:30 p.m. - Tuesday & Thursday: 3-3:30 p.m.
Guerra Samad Adjunct Lecturer Thursday: 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.


Marie Maslowski, Department Secretary

Chris Bashaw, Publicist
909-869-3962; Fax: 909-869-3183

Vannessa Poveda, Costume Shop Supervisor

Jonathan Bastow, Director of Theatre Facilities

Kenneth Blenc, Technical Director