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Division Head, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
Denton Yockey, Division Head
and Professor of Arts Administration
556-5803 CC 4730
Patti Hall, Administrative Secretary
556-5803 CC 4740
Sharon Stith, Financial Administrator 556-9439 CC 4750
Robin Guarino, Opera Department Chair   556-9540 DVAC 323
Aubrey Berg, Musical Theatre Chair   556-9451 CC 4764
Richard Hess, Acting Department Chair  556-9575 CC 4770
Jiang Qi, Dance Department Chair
CC 3723
Jean Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration
556-9522 CC 3812A
Michele Kay, Theatre Design & Production Chair   556-9440 CC 3700
Scene Shop   556-3709 CC 3480
Sound Design GA Office   556-9774 CC 1463

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Michele A. Kay

Title: Associate Professor of Stage Management; Chair, Department of Theater Design and Production
Office: 3700 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-9440

As resident production stage manager for the Virginia Opera, Ms. Kay oversaw many productions including La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, Die Walküre, Elektra, and Tosca. She also stage managed productions of La Fille du Regiment and Carmen with the Cincinnati Opera. Kay was the assistant stage manager on the 2001 Tony Award winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest which also toured to London’s Barbican International Theatre Event. Other theatre and opera credits include the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., New York Theater Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut; in Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre; Indianapolis Opera, Nevada Opera, and the Nashville Opera.  She was a guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University and guest artist at Eastman Opera Theatre at the Eastman School of Music.            


  • BA, Miami University.