Faculty and Staff

Djola Branner
Djola Branner, Director

Theater Faculty and Staff List

  • Edrie Means Weekly

    Adjunct Faculty, MUSICAL THEATER/VOICE,
    Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Edrie Means Weekly, "rock star of vocal crossover” (The Cultural Feed), is an internationally recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles and an active professional singer.
  • Sherrice Mojgani

    Associate Professor, School of Theater, CVPA

    Sherrice Mojgani is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University, a lighting designer, and an activist.
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

  • Yaritza Pacheco

    Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Yaritza Pacheco is a multidisciplinary artist & designer and is delighted to be teaching Scenic Painting at George Mason University.
  • Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.

    Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. (Frank Robinson, Jr.) is a professional actor, playwright, and award-winning filmmaker based in Charles County, Maryland.
  • Lena Salins

    Production Manager, School of Theater, CVPA

    Lena Salins is the Production Manager for the School of Theater, and is a graduate of UMBC with degrees in Theater Production and Cultural Anthropology.
  • Sara Simanski

    Undergraduate Academic Advisor, School of Theater, CVPA

    Sara Simanski is passionate about supporting students with their collegiate journey
  • Stefan Sittig

    Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Stefan Sittig has a multi-disciplined theater background as a director, choreographer, fight director, movement coach, educator, and podcast host.
  • Debra Sivigny

    Assistant Professor, School of Theater, CVPA

  • Joseph Walsh

    Assistant Professor of Accompanying and VOCAL Coaching, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA
    School of Theater, CVPA

    Joseph Walsh has three decades of experience in preparing, presenting and conducting opera and musical theater in Virginia, across the U.S. and internationally. He is a conductor admired for his ability to combine dramatic flair and theatrical excitement with sensitivity, detail and a keen sense of dramatic pacing.