Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Theatre Faculty

Natka Bianchini

Natka Bianchini
Associate Professor of Theatre and 2019 Class Dean
B.A. Wellesley College, MA, Ph.D. Tufts University
Teaching: Theatre History, Special Topics in Literature and Criticism, Directing, Experience of Theatre

Research: Twentieth-Century American Theatre, Beckett and Theatre of the Absurd, Women and Gender Studies 

James Bunzli

James Bunzli
Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Area Coordinator
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University; MFA University of Texas, Austin
Teaching: Acting, Directing, New Works Creation
Research: Solo Performance, Dramatic Adaptation


Daniel Pinha
Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, M.F.A. University of Maryland
Teaching: Introduction to Scenic Design, Experience of Theatre, Computer Rendering for Theater Design
Professional Design Work: Jekyll and Hyde, Home of the Soldier and Genesis Reboot (Synetic Theater), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well, Glimpses of the Moon and the Real Inspector Hound (Metrostage), Henry V (Folger Theatre), American Voices (National Portrait Gallery), Peter Pan, The Boy Who Hated Mothers (No Rules Theatre, CO)

LaRonika ThomasLaRonika Thomas
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A. Indiana University; M.A. Purdue University; Ph.D. University of Maryland (Expected May 2018)
Teaching: Theatre History, Experience of Theatre, Script Analysis, Playwriting, Introduction to Communication
Research: Civic Dramaturgy, Performance and the City, Site-Specific Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre, Critical Race and Spatial Theories in Performance, Digital Space and Performance, Dramaturgy and Script Analysis