Faculty and Staff

Djola Branner
Djola Branner, Director

Theater Faculty and Staff List

  • 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.
  • 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

    Adjunct Faculty, Accompanying and VOCAL Coach, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA
    Adjunct Faculty, 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.
  • Ruth Yamamoto

    Production Manager/Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Ruth Yamamoto (BA, University of Hawaii; MEd, Marymount University; PhD, Walden University studying improvisation in higher education).