Tony Piazza--Director of Theatre/ Instructor of Theatre and Communication
B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; M.A., San Diego State Univesity
Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Drama from San Diego State University. Since coming to Allen in 1999, he has directed over 50 productions and supervised the production of an additional 40 more shows. Tony has received the NISOD award for outstanding Allen faculty member and a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival for theatre program development. Prior to coming to Allen, he taught or directed at Baker University, Mid-America Nazarene University, and Maple Woods Community College. Tony trained professionally at Stella Adler Studios in New York and worked in theatre and television in New York and California. He is a member of Actor’s Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Cliff Harris, Technical Theatre Assistant
Cliff works part-time with Allen Theatre as a specialist in scenic painting and oversees the student technical crews for shows. He is also the backstage coordinator during production, a general handyman in the scene shop, and the go-to person for creating weird and wonderful theatrical props.
Teresa Longbotham, Costume Supervisor
Teresa works part-time with Allen Theatre overseeing all the theatre costuming needs. This includes supervising student workers and building, borrowing or buying costumes and accessories for the productions. She also has a flair for locating specialty stage properties.