Faculty and Staff

  • Erin Gardiner

    Adjunct Faculty, CVPA
    Adjunct Faculty, Theater

  • James Gardiner

    Adjunct Faculty, CVPA
    Adjunct Faculty, Theater

  • Ed Gero

    Associate Professor, CVPA
    Associate Professor, Theater

  • 1998, Theater, BA

    Since my time at GMU, I spent three years as a theatre artist in DC then went to VCU for my MFA in Theatre Pedagogy--Directing (graduated Dec 2003).
  • Mimsi Janis

    Assistant Professor, CVPA
    Assistant Professor, Theater

    Mimsi Janis is an assistant professor in the School of Theater at George Mason University. She is also an actor and teaching artist in the DC area. She has performed with Studio Theater, Signature Theater, Washington Stage Guild, The Kennedy Center, South Dakota Shakespeare, NextStop Theater, Chesapeake Shakespeare, Maryland Shakespeare, and many others. Her play, The Wedding Party, which she co-wrote, won Best Comedy at Capital Fringe 2015.
  • Kristen Johnsen-Neshati

    Associate Professor, CVPA
    Associate Professor, Theater

  • 2002, Theater, BA

    Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Millie Langford earned her B.A. in Theater from Mason. In 2006, she headed to Chicago to train at the School at Steppenwolf; an Intensive Ensemble Training Program, where she had the fortunate opportunity to study with founding member Jeff Perry (Scandal), Alexandra Billing (Transparent) and Amy Morton (Chicago Fire) to name a few.
  • Mary Lechter

    Assistant Professor, CVPA
    Assistant Professor, Theater

    Mary Lechter, (B.A. University of Maryland) is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Theater and Speech Communications, Mary has been working professionally as an actor since 1985 in the Metropolitan Washington area, Los Angeles, and New York.
  • Kaiulani Lee

    Adjunct Faculty, CVPA
    Adjunct Faculty, Theater

    Kaiulani Lee, (B.A.,American University; Honorary Doctorate of the Arts, Bowdoin College, a student of Lee Strasberg, Sandy Meisner, Jerzy Grotowski and Uta Hagen). Kaiulani Lee brings to her teaching more than thirty-five years of experience in theater, film and television. Ms. Lee has starred in over a dozen plays on and Off- Broadway. She has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award on Broadway and has won the Obie Award for “Outstanding Off-Broadway Achievement.”
  • Heather McDonald

    Writer in Residence, Professor of Theater, Film Faculty Screenwriting Concentration, CVPA, CVPA
    Writer in Residence, Professor of Theater, Film Faculty Screenwriting Concentration, CVPA, Film and Video Studies
    Writer in Residence, Professor…