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Dr. Scott Mackenzie

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art

mackenziephoto2_000 Dr. Mackenzie is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for Excellence in Theatre Education.  His acting experience includes film, television, and theatre. Roles in OthelloMedeaThe CrucibleA Tale of Two Cities, and Arsenic and Old Lace are among his theatre performance credits. Included in the productions he has directed are: All My Sons; The Subject Was Roses; Born Yesterday;; and The Imaginary Invalid. Among his Theatre Westminster directing credits are A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Laramie Project, The Importance of Being Earnest, Kiss Me, Kate and The Baker From Madrigal. Baker was the English language premier of Traidor, inconfesso y martir. While on active duty with the Army Reserve, Scott directed Bigfoot Stole My Wife, the first show produced entirely by military and civilian personnel stationed in Baghdad’s International Zone.

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Terry Dana Jachimiak II

Assistant Professor of Theatre/Director of Theatre

TerryPhoto Terry Dana Jachimiak II graduated with a BFA in Technical Theatre from Longwood College in Farmville, VA and an MFA in Scene Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Recent design credits include sets and lights for Book of Days, The Drowsy Chaperone, As You Like It, Beauty Queen of Leenane, and Born Yesterday at Westeminster College, as well as Summer and Smoke, The Good Person of Setzuan, and Tempest at Lynchburg College. He has also designed scenery for 800 Words, The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick for Caravan Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as On Golden Pond and Fences at The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, VA. He has also designed for Saint Mary’s College (South Bend, IN), Brevard College (Brevard, NC), Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), Omaha Children’s Theatre (Omaha, NE) and assistant designed at Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Normal,IL). Terry has also worked in various roles at the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival (Amherst, VA), Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Normal, IL), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (South Bend, IN), and Heritage Theatre Festival (Charlottesville, VA).  He is a member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference and a respondent for the Kennedy Center of American College Theatre Festival.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Paula Ferguson

Technical Director of Theatre

Pualaresized Mrs. Ferguson comes to Westminster with over twenty years of theatre experience on both sides of the curtain. Acting credits include leading roles in Nunsense, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Chicago, and The Old Lady Show Her Medals. Backstage Paula has done it all. She has been the technical director for the Jewish Center Stage and assistant to the technical director at The Youngstown Playhouse. She has designed for the Oakland, Move Over Broadway Productions, and the Salem Community Theatre. Paula is a proud member and Trustee for IATSE Stagehands Local 70. Multiple Marquee/Arthur awards for Technical Achievement attest to her familiarity with props, flys, floor crew, and stage management.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]