Jacqueline Allen phone: 212 998 1843 721 Broadway, Room 320
Manager of Faculty Services
directing. Being on staff of the Department of Drama is the culmination of a life's passion.
It is deeply gratifying to work with such bright and talented students and the amazing
faculty who inspire them. One day Jackie will return to theatre-making. Meanwhile,
other interests - sailing, raking leaves and raising cats and dogs in the country with her
partner - keep the show going.
Nanc Allen phone: 212 998 1865 721 Broadway, Rm 211
ETW Studio Administrator/
B.A. Theater San Francisco State University
M.A. Educational Communication and Technology NYU
Recipient Distinguished Administrator Award
Production manager of hundreds of productions at ETW
On the side she has wrestled with screenwriting, interactive media and video editing, and recently has become reinvolved with her first love of live acting and not so live voiceovers.
Chris Andersson phone: 212 998 1873 721 Broadway, 301B
Manager of AdmissionsChris Andersson came to NYU directly from working as Director of Recruitment for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT, where he also served as NTI’s representative on the Twelve College Exchange. For the eleven years prior to that, he was co-Director of the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program, a college-level study semester in experimental performance, administered by Trinity College in Hartford, CT and housed at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in the East Village of New York City. When his role changed after five years from Assistant Director to Administrative Director, he joined the faculty of Trinity College as a visiting lecturer.
Chris has a long history in New York as a well-received performer of both theater and cabaret and has recently become an independent theatrical producer, his latest achievement being THE MONEY SHOT cabaret series, which won both audience and critical acclaim. He holds a B.A. in Theater and Dance from Trinity College, where he received the George E. Nicholls III Prize in Theater, and is pursuing his Master’s degree in English with a focus on Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts, also at Trinity. He loves to travel, spent a recent winter living in Stockholm and the minute you talk about traveling abroad, he’s tossing some underwear in an overnighter and heading out the door to meet you at the airport.
Justin Ball 890 Broadway, 6th Floor
Studio Administrator - The Meisner StudioJustin has worked as a producer, director and arts educator in New York City for the last ten years. As Artistic Director for the Grid Theater Company, Justin produced and directed several New York and world premieres including a devised theater/dance piece at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has produced major fundraising events for Playwrights Horizons and Manhattan Theater Club. He is an adjunct faculty member at Playwrights Horizons Theater School where he teaches producing and stage management. Justin holds an MFA from brooklyn College where he was awarded the 2010 Graduate Teaching Fellowship.
Anita Daniels phone: 212 998 1845 721 Broadway, Room 305
Administrative Director of Budget and Operations
Interim Director of Administration and Operations
Decades ago, Anita previously worked in Purchasing Services as an Assistant to the Buyer of Interior Design before working in the department of Drama. She received her Bachelors Degree in Organization Behavior and Communications at New York University, School of Continuing Professional Service. Anita's areas of expertise are Budget Issues, Questions Regarding Divisional & University Financials, Payments, Purchasing, Policies & Procedures. In addition she oversees the Administrative staff and the day to day operations of the department. Anita's favorite vacation spot is relaxing on a sandy white beach in front of ocean blue water which she frequently visits throughout the year.
Carl Fengler phone: 212 998 1498 721 Broadway, 312
Carl previously worked as a Career and Program Counselor at Columbia University where he helped a diverse range of students with career concerns, ran workshops and presentations, and assisted in study abroad internship programming. As an actor, he has been involved in multiple Tisch student films and plays in the past. Carl earned a BFA in acting from the University of Connecticut and acted in numerous professional stage and film productions as well as commercials before developing a great interest in psychology. Carl earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University where he cultivated a focus in helping students find success and satisfaction in their life’s pursuits and career endeavors. In addition to counseling and performing, Carl enjoys traveling, athletics (especially soccer and running marathons), and spending time with friends and family.
Natasha Graf phone: 212 998 1846 721 Broadway, Rm 303
Natasha received her Bachelors degree in Theatre and English Literature from Northwestern University and her Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the Steinhardt School of Education and Culture at New York University, where she focused on coursework in international education reform and student counseling. Prior to joining the Department of Drama, she worked in NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies as an administrator in the Center for Publishing. Before embarking on a career in higher education, Natasha spent several years acquiring and editing books at both McGraw-Hill and John Wiley & Sons.
Amy Hendy 721 Broadway, 3rd Floor
The New Studio on BroadwayBio and photo coming soon!
Janelle Hutchison phone: 212 998 1531 721 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Studio Administrator - New Studio on BroadwayJanelle has enjoyed an extensive and varied arts career for more than 30 years in the United States and Canada. She comes to Tisch/NYU from Toronto where she was an Associate Casting Director at the Canadian Film Centre founded by Norman Jewison in 1988 and a Senior Casting Associate at Stephanie Gorin Casting. She has taught musical theater audition technique at the Randolph Academy and On-Camera audition seminars, in addition to private coaching. A former Associate Manager of Programming Administration at the O’Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts, Janelle was also the Assistant to the Producer of the Stratford Festival of Canada.
As an actor, Janelle played Mme. Thenardier in the original Canadian production of Les Miserables for more than 1500 performances. Other theater credits include White Christmas, Company, Gypsy, Oliver, Isn’t It Romantic, Crimes of the Heart and Anne of Green Gables. Television and film work includes episodic series for ABC, NBC, SOAPnet, CBC, CTV, Global, TVO, and CBS.
An alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s 2004 Alliance Atlantis Film Resident Programme, Janelle is an award-winning screenwriter and is currently working on a collection of short stories.
Scott Loane phone: 212 998 1872 721 Broadway, Room 301A
Student Services Director
Scott Loane was raised between the cornfields and steel mills of northwest Indiana. He came to New York City in 1991 to study acting, directing, and eventually dramaturgy at Tisch School of the Arts. He took a hiatus from school to found the (short-lived) Parenthetical Theatre Company and to work at the (more enduring) Manhattan Theatre Club as a telephone subscription salesman and Development Database and Gift Manager. He returned to Tisch Drama in 1998 as an Administrative Secretary and returned to school a few years later, finally graduating with his BFA in Theatre in 2003. Since then Scott has worked at Tisch Drama in many capacities, including Assistant to the Chair, Manager of Advisement for Special Programs, and Interim Administrative Director. He is currently pursuing an MA in Psychology at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and he proudly serves on the board of the Rabbit Hole Ensemble (rabbitholeensemble.com). He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Nell, and their cat, Gawain.
Kim Maes phone: 212 998 1842 721 Broadway, Room 308
Special Events Coordinator
Nikki McCardell 721 Broadway, ETW - 201
Experimental Theatre WingBio and photo coming soon!
Joe McGowan phone: 212 998 1571 721 Broadway, Room 302A
Assistant to the ChairJoe studied Theatre and European History at Hunter College and did his graduate work in International Affairs at Columbia University. He had a long career in journalism and covered news and entertainment for Time and Fortune magazines. Joe subsequently produced commercial theater and managed corporate sponsorship and niche marketing campaigns for several Broadway productions, including ALL MY SONS, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS and THE MIRACLE WORKER. He has lived in Beijing and London and enjoys reading, dancing, baking and long walks with his partner and their dog, Ralph.
Bernadette McHugh phone: 212 998 1838 721 Broadway, 313
Bernadette studied Theatre and English Literature at Skidmore College and completed her Masters Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the Steinhardt School of Education and Culture at New York University. Before coming to Drama, Bernadette worked in the Department of Design for Stage and Film and the office of Strategic Assessment, Planning and Design. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Daniel Scully and their new son Jack Dashiell.
Todd Pettiford phone: 212 998 1847 721 Broadway, Rm 313
Todd joins the Department of Drama from Metropolitan College of New York, where he was the Coordinator of Graduate Advisement and International Students. He received his B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia), and his M.Ed. in College Student Personnel/Administration and Counseling Psychology from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia). His experience in education spans over 15 years, having previous assignments as a Program Assistant for E.F. International Language Schools, Advisor for NYU's Virtual College at SCPS, Assistant to the Administrative Dean for the Spring 98 voyage of Semester at Sea, and as a Guest Lecturer for The New School. Before returning to higher education full time, Todd spent many years in the world of entertainment, performing in numerous Broadway, international and regional productions. Having lived abroad and traveled to five continents and over forty countries, Todd has a specific interest in the celebration of cultural diversity and the countless culinary options it presents.
Mike Revenaugh 721 Broadway, Rm 307
Administrative AideMike Revenaugh has been in and around NYU since 2007. He spent three years as an Administrative Aide in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development's Department of Teaching and Learning and the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, before leaving to further his artistic education. Mike is an alumnus of Tisch, with an MFA from the Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing. He also holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo and has studied sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Originally from Utica, New York, Mike enjoys spending time outdoors whenever he can get away from scriptwriting and trying to catch up on TV shows. He's also really good at charades, no matter how much he tries to downplay it.
Louis Scheeder 721 Broadway, Room 302
Area: Classical Actor Training. Founder and director of The Classical Studio, Louis Scheeder has taught at Tisch since 1989. He has directed on, off, and off-off Broadway, and at regional theatres in the U.S. and Canada. He served as Producer of Washington’s Folger Theatre Group, was associated with the Manitoba Theatre Centre, and worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. He has produced three off-Broadway shows, most notably Amlin Gray’s Obie-winner How I Got That Story. He co-authored (with Shane Ann Younts of the Grad Acting Program) All The Words on Stage: A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare and contributed two chapters to Training of the American Actor. On behalf of the School, he has conducted acting workshops in Los Angeles, London, Havana, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. He is a member of The Factory UK in London and a co-director of their ongoing “secret” Hamlet. He also serves as Associate Dean of Faculty for the Tisch School of the Arts.