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Faculty Profile


Michael J. Arndt, M.F.A.

Professor of Theatre Arts

Email: arndt@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3416
Office: TA 131

Profile

Besides teaching theatre courses in acting, directing and theatre history, Professor Arndt directs many of CLU's theatre productions. His recent CLU productions have included The Trojan Women (which was selected as a regional finalist production for Region VIII Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival as was The Cherry Orchard in 2010,  Jekyll and Hyde the Musical, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, Anatomy of Gray, and The Threepenny Opera. Professor Arndt is also active in professional theatre and is founder and the artistic director of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, a professional theatre company of CLU. Recent Kingsmen productions he directed include The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello. He recently wrote and directed Under Fire: Stories of Combat Veterans Across Generations for the City of Ventura. He plans to continue to collect and dramatize stories of veterans from WW II through the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Education

B. A. Augsburg College M.F.A University of Minnesota

Expertise

Shakespeare in Performance,  Acting,  Directing, Vietnam Combat Veteran

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