Faculty and Staff

Kenneth Golden
Professor and Director of Theatre Arts

Education:
B.A. Florida Atlantic
M.F.A., Florida State University

Professor Ken Golden is the Director of Theatre and specializes in teaching classes in design for the theatre. He also teaches Introduction to Theatre, New York City Theatre, and Art of the Cinema. Ken designs shows for Hartwick College and also for several theatre companies in Central New York. He has been a part of Hartwick’s theatre program since 1983.

Contact Information:
Department of English and Theatre Arts
Hartwick College
Bresee Lab Theatre
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-431-4922
E-mail: goldenk@hartwick.edu

Marc Shaw
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Education:
B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Marc Shaw teaches acting, dramatic literature, solo performance, playwriting, and improvisation. His research focuses on contemporary British & American theater, Pinter, acting techniques, and gender in popular culture. He is co-editor of Performing American Masculinities: The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture (Indiana University Press, 2011), and his writing appears in Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, Rodopi Press, McFarland Press, Wiley & Sons, Modern Drama and Theatre Topics. Shaw's directing credits include FringeNYC (Wish We Were Here; received critics' picks from Backstage and New York mag.), Highways Performance Space (A Singular Event, also co-creator/performer), UC Santa Barbara Main Stage and Summer Theater Lab. Shaw received a commendation from the American College Theater Festival for his directing work on 18, which won the national John Cauble award at the Kennedy Center (2007). As an actor, Shaw received two Independent awards from Santa Barbara critics for his portrayals of Shakespeare's Malvolio and Touchstone. He is the founding artistic director of the popular weekly comedy show Improvability which has run since 2004 at UCSB (Alternative Social Program of the Year, 2006). Artistic training includes certificates from Improbable in London (Phelim McDermott) and MICHA (Michael Chekhov Technique), as well as recent training with SITI Company and Christopher Bayes. Shaw has presented his academic research at the national conferences of PCA/ACA, Comparative Drama, ATHE, ASTR, & MLA (Pinter Society).

Contact Information:
Department of English and Theatre Arts
Hartwick College
Clark Hall 122
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-431-4909
E-mail: shawm@hartwick.edu

Malissa Kano-White
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Education:
B.A., Keene State College
M.F.A., Illinois State University

Malissa A. Kano-White is an assistant professor of Theatre Arts at Hartwick College where she teaches Fundamentals of Acting, Advanced Acting and Introduction to Theatre courses. As a professional director, playwright and theatre educator Malissa has worked extensively in Children’s Theatre in her capacity as, Director of the Theatre for the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, Educational Director of the Center for Theatre, a theatre museum, in Albuquerque, NM and as the Artistic Director for the Orcas Center, in Washington State.

Contact Information:
Department of English and Theatre Arts
Hartwick College
Clark 127
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: 607-431-4920
E-mail: kano_whitem@hartwick.edu

Gary Burlew
Technical Director

Education:
B.S., SUNY Brockport

Gary has most recently worked as Technical Director for the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL. Previous to that he was the Technical Director/Resident Lighting Designer for the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, VA. He has designed lighting for over 75 professional productions since graduating from SUNY Brockport in 1997. Gary has also worked at Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Hartt School, Hartford Stage, Leatherstocking Theatre, Orpheus Theatre, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, Catskill Actors Theatre, and GEVA Theatre.

Contact Information:
Department of English and Theatre Arts
Hartwick College
Bresee Lab Theatre
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-431-4601
E-mail: burlewg@hartwick.edu

Janet Bresee
Adjunct Instructor in Dance

Education:
B.S., James Millikin University
M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Contact Information:
Hartwick College
Binder Physical Education Center 209
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-431-4705
E-mail: breseej@hartwick.edu

Kathryn Smith
Adjunct Instructor in Dance

Education:
B.F.A.,  The College of Brockport

Contact Information:
Hartwick College
Binder Physical Education Center 208
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-435-8713
Email: townsendk@hartwick.edu

Roderick Coffey '14
Production Assistant/Academic Intern

Education:
B.A., Hartwick College

Contact Information:
Department of English and Theatre Arts
Hartwick College
Bresee Lab Theatre
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-431-4923
E-mail: coffeyr@hartwick.edu