Meet the Faculty

Kenneth Parks

Chair of the Theatre Department, Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., Centre College of Kentucky; M.F.A., University of Mississippi
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Ken is the Scenic & Lighting Designer for Macon Theatre productions and Lighting Designer and Production Manager for the Dance Department's annual Spring Dance concerts. Recent work includes The Rimers of Eldritch, As You Like It, The Children's Hour, and the Classics Department's production of The Bacchae.

His classes include Basics of Design, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Design Portfolio, and Design Studio. He publishes the department's e-newsletter, the Macon Theatre News, and serves as webmaster for the Theatre Department website.

Brooke Edwards

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., M.F.A., University of Illinois

Christopher Otwell

Assistant Professor of Theatre: Technical Production & Design
B.A., Albion College; M.F.A., Wayne State University

While earning his MFA in Scenic Design, Christopher worked closely with both the Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres in Detroit. Christopher honed his technical skills through the rigors of repertory theatre serving as the Technical Director for such productions as Beaux Stratagem, A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Compleat Female Stage Beauty.

Christopher’s design aesthetic often involves incorporating lighting features and silhouettes, ensuring close collaboration with his lighting designer. Some favorite scenic designs include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Servant of Two Masters, The Talented Tenth, and Leading Ladies.

Christopher has worked with the Tibbits Opera House for several years, acting as both Master Carpenter and Scenic Designer. In addition, he nourished his inner child by designing children’s productions for their Popcorn Theatre Program.

Following its success at Stratford, Christopher was honored to have been chosen as Scenic Designer for the United States professional premiere of Joanna McClelland Glass’ Palmer Park.