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Thomas Mitchell
Instructor, Theatre
P123B
847/543-2967
com424@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Technical theatre, makeup, set design, lighting, sound.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 1991; taught part time at CLC prior to that. At CLC, he directed and designed the set for “Bus Stop,” “A Chorus Line” and “Doctor Dolittle.” He was technical director and prop designer for “Young Frankenstein.”

Education: B. S. and M.F.A., Illinois State University.


Craig Rich
Instructor, Theatre
P220
847/543-2567
com644@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Directing, acting, multi-cultural theatre and Shakespeare.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2004; previously taught at the University of Utah, where he worked as an adjunct assistant professor. He has worked for Salt Lake Shakespeare, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Symphony & Opera, Plan-B Theatre, DANCE Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Western Illinois University and The Working Theatre. He has directed more than 60 stage productions, including “Sweeney Todd,” “Twelfth Night” and “Young Frankenstein” for CLC since 2004. As artistic director of Salt Lake Shakespeare, he directed “Hamlet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Julius Caesar” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” In 2014, he performed in a staged reading of the new play “Courting Bertha” at Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, Ill.

Education: B.A., Case Western Reserve University; M.F.A., University of Utah.