Assistant professor of theatre
All of our mainstage stage productions have open auditions, which means you don’t have to be a theatre major to be involved. Rehearsals for our mainstage productions are in the evenings, typically Sunday-Thursday, and we rehearse for 4 weeks leading up to the production.
Absolutely! We have a Festival of Short Plays in alternating years that is entirely student-directed. In addition to the Festival, the Directing I class culminates in student-directed work, and independent study opportunities are available for students interested in directing for film.
The Glass Menagerie, East End Playhouse, director
Fat Pig, East End Playhouse, director
Six Degrees of Separation, Carmel Community Players, director
Reasons for Falling: a story of Icarus, Voices of the South, actor
“Working with Nick Crisafulli is a different experience than I had with previous directors because of his tendency to plan as he goes, elevating actors to his level during the process of styling a show to make it a unique, cohesive effort. He does this by asking actors to create their own vision of some abstract concept like a storm or the physical embodiment of the passage of time. This approach breathes fresh air into the shows he directs and creates a bond of trust between the actors and him.” – Cassandra Schmitz ’18
When I’m not making theatre or teaching, I enjoy building furniture. In my house you will find my handiwork in the form of bookcases, a dining room table and chairs, and a set of bunk beds for the kids