Faculty & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Faculty

Beki Baker

Beki Baker

Chair, Theater
Assistant Professor

Beki Baker’s professional directing credits include Julius Caesar (starring Eddie George), Shakespeare’s Case, and Love Labor’s Lost (AD) for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, where she served as Education Director from 2010-2012. She directed Broadway star Eden Espinosa in Tarzan for the National Association for Music Education as well as Tony... [More]

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615.966.5728 (ext. 5728)

Larry Brown

Larry Brown

Professor

Larry Brown earned his Ph.D. in Dramatic Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and began teaching at Lipscomb in 1989. He directed the theater program for 19 years. Now he teaches courses in history of theater, narrative film theory, world literature, and many online Bible classes. He has published two... [More]

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615.966.5715 (ext. 5715)

David Hardy

David Hardy

Assistant Professor

David Hardy, Lipscomb Theatre’s resident Lighting Designer, is an Assistant Professor of Design, Production, and Management. He has taught audio / visual design, lighting practicum, technical theatre, and stage management at the university. Recent design projects include the lobby display at the GMA Honors (2016) and HALSTON—an exhibition in the... [More]

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615.966.5692 (ext. 5692)

Nat McIntyre

Nat McIntyre

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Nat McIntyre grew up in Cape Cod, MA and received his B.A. from Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, MA. Immediately following graduation, McIntyre spent a year running a theater program, youth group, and working in a local orphanage as a volunteer with Veritas. He then lived in Boston for six... [More]

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615.966.7111 (ext. 7111)

Staff

Scott Baker

Scott Baker

Adjunct Faculty
Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator

Scott Baker wears many hats for Lipscomb Theatre. As the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for the College of Entertainment and the Arts, he has a hand in promoting all the shows and activities the department does. As an adjunct professor he teaches classes on special skills and period... [More]

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615.966.5229 (ext. 5229)

Kym Yates

Kym Yates

Administrative Assistant

Kym Yates, born and raised in Tennessee’s Cheatham County, serves as the School of Theatre and Cinematic Arts Administrative Assistant. Yates has worked in administrative capacities for 20+ years and serves the departments well, helping us to stay organized and efficient. She also always keeps the office decorated for the... [More]

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615.966.7111 (ext. 7111)

Adjunct Faculty

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Erica Aubrey

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615.966.5929 (ext. 5929)

Leigh Anne Ervin

Leigh Anne Ervin

Adjunct Faculty

In addition to serving on the teaching faculty at Lipscomb University and St. Cecilia Academy, Leigh Anne Ervin is director of SCA's Seasons Dance Company and co-director/choreographer for Lipscomb's Foundation Dance Theatre. Ervin is also a musical theatre choreographer, most recently for Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Lipscomb University.... [More]

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Lori Fischer

Lori Fischer is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Fischer received her M.F.A. from the N.Y.U. Dramatic Writing Department in 2008 and she received her B.A. degree from Belmont University. Recent Playwriting Credits: In 2017, Fischer's comedy Greener... [More]

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615.966.7111 (ext. 7111)

Vali Forrister

Vali Forrister

Adjunct Faculty

Vali Forrister is the Producing Artistic Director of the Actors Bridge Ensemble, a professional theater company and actor training program which she co-founded in 1995. She has produced over 90 productions for the company, has acted and directed over 30, and authored six. She founded and leads Act Like a... [More]

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Sean Martin

Sean Martin

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615.966.7111 (ext. 7111)

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Maggie Pelton

Maggie Pelton grew up in the New Jersey Ballet Company. Her studies expanded to other disciplines while attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Martha Graham and Jose Limon schools in New York City. After receiving her BFA in dance from the Juilliard School and a scholarship... [More]

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615.966.7111 (ext. 7111)

Kari Smith

Kari Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Kari Cherie Smith, a native of Nashville, has enjoyed teaching theatre and dance for over 17 years in the Middle Tennessee area. With a background in performance, dance, directing, education and choreography, Smith holds a Theatre and English Education degree from Lipscomb University and was a four-year member of the... [More]

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615.966.5187 (ext. 5187)

Santiago Sosa

Santiago Sosa

Santiago Sosa earned a B.F.A. from Texas State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an actor, teaching artist, and/or voice & text coach, Sosa has worked at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Muse of Fire Shakespeare, Door Shakespeare,... [More]

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615.966.5186 (ext. 5186)

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Anne Willingham

Anne L. Willingham received a Bachelor of Interior Design from the School of Architecture at Auburn University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama in Set and Lighting Design. After a year at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Willingham moved to Nashville and joined the local theater... [More]

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615.966.7111 (ext. 7111)