Dr. Calvin McClinton, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical
Theatre Specialist at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, is a prominent performer,
artistic and musical director for numerous professional organizations
throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Colorado.
He received his undergraduate training at Westminster Choir College at Rider University, Princeton
and graduate at Trenton State University, New Jersey and his doctorate
from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. McClinton is also
a Senior Fulbright Scholar Alumnus and has lectured and taught in Romania,
Bulgaria, Italy and Korea.
Some of his directing credits are The Sound of Music, Threepenny Opera,
Carmen, The African Company presents Richard III, Cabaret and Little Shop
of Horrors to name a few. Most recently Dr. McClinton directed Godspell at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest, Romania
He is published in Okean, After Censorship, Black Lives - "Essays
in African American Biographies" and is the author of Vinnette Carroll
an African American Theatre Artist, one of the leading pioneers in Musical
Dr. McClinton continues
his lectures and research in the musical theatre genre while developing
new musical theatre works that explore cultural transformation in new
theatrical forms. Currently, he has written a new musical HA, the musical,
based on a Romanian folk tale, Harap Alb by Ion Creanga.
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Mr. Cezar Ghioca, Director of drama and musical theatre, received his
undergraduate and graduate degrees in Directing from the National University
of Theatrical Arts and Film, Bucharest, Romania and is currently pursuing
a doctorate in Musical Theatre History and Performance. Mr. Ghioca has
participated in numerous workshops and festivals as director and performer.
He has also served as assistant to Dr. McClinton for the past four years.
Some of his directing credits include Pulcinella's Metamorphoses, Zoo
Story, Forced Marriage and The Persian Story.
Mr. Alexandru Gheorghiu, Professional Actor received his degree in acting
from The University of Theatrical and Cinematographic Arts in Bucharest,
Mr. Gheorghiu has perforrmed for both stage and film and has participated
in numerous workshops, international festivals and conferences.
Some of his acting credits are Rodrigo-Othello, Baltazar-Comedy of Errors,
Seymour-Little Shop of Horrors, Voin-Family Stories, Voicu-The Final Hour
and Benvolio-Romeo and Juliet.
His film credits include "Bucuresti-Wien", Converse De Familie,
Terminus Paradis and Filantropica to name a few.
Ms. Adeline Pater - Scenic Designer
Ms. Brindusa Campeanu-Ioan - Costume Designer
Ms. Catalina Mustate - Actress
Dr. Anda Popescu - Professor of Voice
Dr. Gerald Ramey - Professor of Management
Dr. Linda B. Walker - Professor of Music Education
Ms. Ioana Ieronim - Poet
Mr. Joe Martin - Director/Playwright
Ms. Margaret Ford-Taylor - Director
Ms. Saviana Stanescu - Playwright
Ms. Patsy Jo Ingalls - Conductor/Accountant
Dr. Florin Zamfirescu - Actor/Administrator
Dr. Verdena Lee - Physician
Ms. Patricia Meyer - Sales/Marketing Specialist
Ms. Kendra Miller - Grant Writer
Mr. Soon-Tek Oh - Actor/Educator
Mr. Sebastian-Vlad Popa - Critic/Publisher
Mr. Marian Popescu - Critic/Educator
Mr. Alex Elian - CEO,Import,Export
Mr. Maruis Chivu - Actor
Mr. Alexandru Condeescu - Literary Museum Director