Theatre Department

Faculty & Staff

Our Faculty

Kate Bredeson - Details
she/her (503) 459-4639 | | Website
Theatre history and literature, dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, gender and theatre.
B.A. 1998, Macalester College
M.F.A. 2002, D.F.A. 2006 Yale School of Drama
Reed College 2009-.

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Caitlin Cisek - Details
she/her (503) 517-7380 | | Website
Costume and Production Design, costume technology and craft 
BA Theater SUNY Albany 2008
MFA Costume Design UC Irvine 2011
Reed College 2019-

Kate Duffly Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly - Details
Department Chair 2020-21
she/her (503) 517-7338 | | Website
Acting, directing, race and American theatre, performance studies.
B.A. 2000 Macalester College
M.A. 2005 New York University
Ph.D. 2011 University of California, Berkeley
Reed College 2012–.
Peter Ksander

Peter Ksander - Details
On Sabbatical 2020-21
(503) 777-7355 |
Theatre design and technology, design history.
B.A. 1998 University of Iowa.
M.F.A. 2001 California Institute of the Arts.
Reed College 2011–.

In Memoriam

Melissa Schlachtmeyer

Melissa Schlachtmeyer - Details
Theatre design, history of clothing, costume design.
B.A. 1994 Brown University
M.F.A. 2008 New York University
Reed College 2012–14.


Department Staff


Alissa Warren
Costume Shop Manager
Performing Arts Building Costume Shop

For general costume shop inquiries:
Follow the Costume Shop Instagram: @Reedcollegecostumeshop

Rusty Tennant Rusty Tennant
Technical Director
Performing Arts Building Scene Shop
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Faculty Administrative Coordinator
(503) 517-5131

Performing Arts Building Staff

Joe Janiga Joe Janiga
Performing Arts Instructional Technologist
(503) 517-4151 -
Ryan Malloy

Ry Malloy
Performing Arts Audio Visual Technician
(503) 517-4820 -

Emeritus Faculty

clinton image Craig Clinton - Details
Professor Emeritus
Reed College 1978-.
worley image Kathleen Worley - Details
she/her | Website
Professor Emeritus
Reed College 1979-80; 1985-.


Reed Theatre is grateful for the labor of the visiting faculty who have contributed to our program in recent years: Carol Bailey, Chloe Chapin, Kristeen Crosser, Gretchen Icenogle, Elliot Leffler, Sharath Patel, and Darrin Pufall. 


Contact Us

Theatre Department
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.,
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 777-7357

Please email questions about the Reed Theatre Department to Kate Bredeson.