Marcia Joy Douglas
Associate Professor of Theatre
Marcia Douglas is a director, actor, educator, and choreographer. She joined
the faculty of UMaine in 1999 and teaches acting, improvisation,
movement, and voice. She has an MA in Directing from the University of
Washington and an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University in
Dallas. In addition to directing, choreographing, and acting in many
productions, she has also taught workshops and performed her one woman
improvisational show nationally and internationally.
Professor of Theatre
Chair, Theatre/Dance Division
Tom Mikotowicz teaches directing, playwriting, history, and theory. A professor of theatre, he received his doctorate from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. As a director, Professor Mikotowicz has staged more than 150 productions in professional, educational, and community theatres throughout the country. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) and his eclectic productions include: Brecht’s Threepenny Opera, Euripedes’ The Women of Troy, Gogol’s Marriage, Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Bette and Boo, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Chicago, and most recently, Wintertime.
Mikotowicz has also written and directed several industrial videos. Dr. Mikotowicz has published extensively, with his writings appearing both in the United States and Europe. He has written the books Oliver Smith and Theatrical Designers, and has contributed to several others. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and serves as an associate editor for the New England Theatre Journal. Most recently, he co-edited a new performance theory book for McFarland Publishers called Performing the Force: The Immersion into Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Environments.
Dr. Ann Ross
Dr. Ann Ross received her M.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from Union Institute. Dr. Ross taught at the Foothills Camp in Farmington; choreographed and danced in Possessed, a musical held at the Chocolate Church in Bath; and taught an Arts Institute at the University of Maine. She was an artist in residence for Wiscasset High School and is a consultant to integrate dance education into schools on a state-wide basis.
An active advocate for dance in education, Dr. Ross has given presentations at conferences throughout New England and has developed with other teachers a dance curriculum for K-12 education and certification requirements for teaching dance in public schools. She is currently a Touring Artist with the Maine Arts Commission.