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Faculty & Staff


The theatre faculty is committed to the concept of the artist/teacher, as evidenced by their continued work as actors, playwrights, and designers, as well as their commitment to directing and conservatory-style teaching in the liberal arts context. They remain active in local, state, and regional theatre organizations as a way of furthering their professional contacts, thus providing their students more career opportunities, both in and out of the theatre.

The theatre staff has a long history of service and dedication to Birmingham-Southern College. Whether it be in the theatre office, the box office, or the costume shop, our staff's dedication to top-quality theatre production and professional customer service is a highlight of the Theatre Department.


Michael Flowers, Professor
Acting / Musical Theatre
B.F.A., Arkansas State University M.F.A.,University of Mississippi
(205) 226-4783

Alan Litsey,Chair, Department of Theatre
Acting / Directing / Playwriting
B.A., University of LaVerne
M.F.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D. Wayne State University
(205) 226-4788

Matthew Mielke, Professor
Set and Lighting Design / Technical Director
B.A.,Gustavus Adolphus College
M.F.A., University of Minnesota
(205) 226-4785

Adjunct Faculty

Jamorris Rivers, B.A., University of Alabama,  jbrivers@bsc.edu
Melissa Turnage, B.A., University of Alabama, mturnage@bsc.edu
Carolyn Violi, B.S., Indiana University of PA, Music Education
Rebecca Yeager, B.A., Musical Theatre Birmingham-Southern College M.F.A., Performance, University of Southern Mississippi


Edwin Booth
Assistant Technical Director / Scene Shop Supervisor Miami University, Oxford OH: Interdisciplinary Studies Program: Architecture and Theatre; Bachelor of Philosophy, 1997
(205) 226-4786

Patti J. Manning
Costume Designer / Coordinator
(205) 226-4787

Ms. Judy E. Pandelis
Manager of the College Theatre Box Office/Academic Programs Secretary/Art & Art History, Music, and Theatre Departments
(205) 226-4782

Nikki Craft Wahl
Costume Shop Supervisor
(205) 226-4787