Photograph by Nicholas Chase.
Tori Truss, Craig W. Marker, and Daniel Hart Donoghue on the set of Generic Thriller, South Bay Film Productions.
Amahl and the Night Visitors directed by Tori Truss, Set Design and
Photo by Sean Fanning.
Drama Instructor, Director
Office Location: Ives 22
Office Phone: 707-664-3220
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2010 Office Hours: M 2-3, T 4-5 & by appt.
I have been teaching and directing at SSU since 1995. I teach all levels of acting, Seeing Theatre Today, Theatre of Today to prep majors for post-graduation, Theatre in Action, and Contemporary American Playwrights. This spring, I look forward to collaborating with Antenna Theater and the Acting Block students on an original, site-specific, radio broadcast show.
BSS, Northwestern University
Before SSU, Tori was involved in educational youth theatre, where she developed curriculum and outreach shows which toured several states. She directed productions with internationally acclaimed Antenna Theater, including Appearance of Civilization selected for the SF Chronicle’s annual “Top 10” List. She was a founding member of Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble, Pennsylvania. At SSU she directed Amahl and the Night Visitors, Curse of the Starving Class, and Fefu and Her Friends. This summer Tori completed principal roles in two independent features. Her acting teachers include Frank Galati, Alvina Krause, Alice Spivak, and Bud Beyer. Her favorite acting roles include Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lesbia in Shaw's Getting Married, Sabina in Skin of Our Teeth and most recently Ruella in Communicating Doors.