Professor of Theatre Arts
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Norm has been teaching theatre at Gordon College since 1985. In that time, he has directed 36 plays and has supervised 30 student-directed productions. His interest in encouraging the creation of new theatrical works has resulted in 15 premieres or commissioned plays. Norm is also an actor and playwright. He has performed his original one-person script as Nathaniel Hawthorne in dozens of different settings.
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Trained by world-renowned voice teacher and theater artist Kristin Linklater, Paul has served on the faculties of Emerson College, Gordon College, and Boston University. A certified Alexander Technique teacher, Paul is also currently an assistant professor of theater at Boston Conservatory. In addition to his work in academia, he has been the resident voice instructor for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company since 2013, where he teaches in the Summer ... more ➔
Kimberly is a passionate director, actor, and collaborator, with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, education, and fundraising. She is especially keen on utilizing ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ techniques to develop new works and in the study of theatre’s effect on human empathy.
As Performing Arts Director for the YMCA of the North Shore, Kimberly designed and implemented what has grown into a regional theatre ... more ➔
Professor of Theatre Arts
Before joining the Gordon faculty in 2002, Jeff was the founder and Artistic Director of The Refreshment Committee Theatre Company of St. Paul, MN. He also chaired the Theatre Arts Department at Bethel University in St. Paul, where he received the 1995 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and served as Director of Education, director, and performer at Lamb's Players Theatre in San Diego, CA.
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Jill received her MFA in Actor-Created, Physical Theatre from the London International School of Performing Art (LISPA) in conjunction with Naropa University. She has acted as a movement consultant for multiple professional and educational productions, including Gordon’s own Twelfth Night, Metamorphoses, and the Bacchai. She also co-directed the student devised piece On Common Ground with Jeff Miller. Outside of Gordon, Jill loves to create ... more ➔
Michael is an Assistant Professor of Design at Salem State University where he teaches Scenic and Lighting design. Michael also designs scenery and lights for selected productions. Previously he spent four years at Southern Utah University as Assistant Professor and Director of Design and Production, where he taught scenic and lighting and sound design, as well as designed scenery, lights, and sound for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. He spent eight years teaching and designing at Central Lakes College in Minnesota. He also spent two years teaching at the University of Southern Indiana, where he served as scenic designer and technical director. Among his professional credits are scenic coordinator for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; scenic and lighting designer for several Primedia Inc. television productions; and production manager for both the New Harmony Theatre in New Harmony, IN, and Capital Repertory Company in Albany, NY. He holds an MFA in Scenic Design and Theatre Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Ashley Preston received her BFA in Theatre Design from Salem State University and has been a freelance designer in the Boston/North Shore area since 2009. Ashley has previously designed costumes for Gordon’s productions of Urinetown, On Common Ground, Twelfth Night, An Inspector Calls, Metamorphoses, Joyful Noise, and Our Town. Additional design credits include Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Salem State University), Taming of the Shrew (Actor’s Shakespeare Project), Sins of the Mother (Gloucester Stage Company), and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rebel Shakespeare Company.)