Graduate Studies: Technical Production: Faculty
McKay Coble (Resident Designer, PlayMakers Repertory Company) has designed costumes and scenery for numerous PlayMakers productions as well as for productions at the Alley Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Hartford Stage. She served as production coordinator for Barbara Matera, Ltd. for the Broadway productions of La Cage Aux Folles, Dream Girls, Big River, Sunday in the Park with George, Singin’ in the Rain, Zorba, Merlin, and Private Lives and for the films The Cotton Club, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghostbusters, Silkwood, Maxie, The Jagged Edge and Places in the Heart. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
Michael Rolleri (Production Manager & Interim Technical Director, PlayMakers Repertory Company) has been Technical Director and Lighting Designer for industrial shows in the Southeast region. He has been a lead carpenter for such feature films as The Program and Bedroom Window, for the U.S. Olympic Festival and for Adirondack Scenic Studios. He has also been a rigger for Secoa and Stage Systems and has served on the Executive Board and as President of IATSE Local 417. Mr. Rolleri received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a specialist in machining and rigging.
Jan Chambers (Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art, Resident Set and Costume Designer for PlayMakers Repertory Company) has designed professionally and held resident designer/ faculty positions at various academic institutions, including the University of Michigan, Smith College and Duke University. Since joining the Dramatic Art faculty and PlayMakers Repertory Company in 2007, she has designed sets and costumes for When the Bulbul Stopped Singing, Crimes of the Heart and Glass Menagerie, as well as costumes for Doubt: A Parable, Topdog/Underdog and Nicholas Nickleby, and sets for Pericles and Well. Nationally and regionally Jan has designed for the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, Profile Theater Project in Portland, OR, Victory Garden Theater in Chicago, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA, Manbites Dog Theatre, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, among others. She is the resident set and costume designer for Archipelago Theatre, for whom she has created award winning environments such as And Mary Wept, Eulogy for a Warrior, Ten in One and Those Women. Her teaching includes set, costume and makeup design courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is particularly interested in the incorporation of sensory immersion, intuitive thinking and collaboration in the design classroom. In addition to her teaching and theater work, Jan is a painter and sculptor. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in Theater Design from the University of Illinois.