Jonathan Barr

Title: Chair, Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking; Associate Professor of Digital Filmmaking

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 106
Phone: 575.562.2229
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Education

  • M.F.A., Film and Media Arts, Temple University (2012)
  • B.A., Film and Media Arts, Temple University (2008)

Bio

Jon Barr is a filmmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worn many hats throughout his career, including restaurant manager, corporate sales representative, and landscape gardener. Jon returned to school to study film making in his mid-30s and hasn't looked back since. He holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Jon's films encompass conventional narrative, experimental documentary and animation. Regardless of form, Jon's work often explores themes of power, mentor-ship, and tradition. Jon believes in film's ability to share stories and create emotional impact. He is an Associate Professor of Digital Film making at Eastern New Mexico University where he is privileged to teach screenwriting, directing, and editing to the Land of Enchantment's future storytellers.

Dr. Anne Beck

Title: Professor of Theatre

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 110
Phone: 575.562.2476
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Education

  • Ph.D., Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY (1998)
  • M.F.A., Directing, Columbia University (1989)
  • B.F.A., Acting, Cornish Institute (1980)

Bio

Anne Beck, Professor of Theatre, earned her doctorate in Theatre at the City University of New York, Graduate Center and her MFA in Directing from Columbia University. At ENMU she teaches theatre courses and directs plays. Additionally, Dr. Beck has written about one-act plays by and about American farm women of the early twentieth century.

Shirlene Peters

Title: Administrative Assistant

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 105
Phone: 575.562.2711
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Ricky Quintana

Title: Instructor, Theatre

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 110
Phone: 575.562.2734
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Education

  • B.F.A., Theatre Arts, Long Island University, 2015
  • M.F.A., Theatre Performance, Arizona State University, 2020

Bio

Ricky Quintana is an interdisciplinary theatremaker who received his MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University, where he was the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate College Fellowship, as well as numerous talent awards and development grants. He is published on Howlround, was a member of the Obama Foundation's 2018 Community Leadership Corps, a recipient of a 2020 Opportunity Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and was a core faculty member for the National High School Institute at Northwestern University. He holds his BFA from Long Island University.

Neil Rutland

Title: Instructor, Theatre and Digital Filmmaking; Instructor of Music

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 106
Phone: 575.562.2137
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Education

  • M.M.E., Music Education, University of North Texas (1985)
  • B.S., Music Education, Tennessee Tech (1977)

Rick Shepardson

Title: Assistant Professor of Digital Filmmaking

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 108
Phone: 575.562.2712
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Education

  • M.F.A., Film and Television, Savannah College of Art and Design (2011)
  • B.A., Media Arts, University of New Mexico (2005)
  • B.S., Broadcast Production, Eastern New Mexico University (2000)

Adam Whittredge

Title: Instructor, Technical Theatre

Office Location: Theatre Center (UTC), Room 109
Phone: 575.562.2720
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Education

  • M.F.A., Theatre, University of Oregon, 2020
  • B.S., Ed, Theatre Education, Emporia State University, 2007

Bio

Adam Whittredge earned his MFA in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene Oregon, and BSE in Theatre Education from Emporia State University in Emporia Kansas. He was a high school theatre teacher for six years in Kansas where he directed and designed all of the department?s plays and musicals. Adam designed multiple productions a year the University of Oregon and received three meritorious achievement awards in scenic design from KCACTF for his work. He also designed props and scenery for various productions at Oregon Contemporary Theatre.