Production Manager / SM Faculty
Bio: When not working as the Production Manager for the Theatre Department, Ashley is a freelance Stage Manager in both Orange and L.A. counties. She holds an MFA in Stage Management for Theatre from UCI and a BA in Theatre & History from Murray State University in KY. Selected southern California credits include: Spring Awakening – LA Intimate Cast Premier (Over the Moon Productions); The Morini Strad (Colony Theatre); Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway in the Park); Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Secret Garden (Full Circle Opera Project); 13 the Musical, Sweet Charity, Peter Pan, The Music Man, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, A Chorus Line, and The Wizard of Oz (Norris Center for the Performing Arts); Bail Me Out (Hudson Theatre), The Question (Montalban Theatre), Proof (Long Beach Playhouse).
Media and Sound Technician
Bio: David Goyette is the sound technician in the theatre department at Cal State University, Long Beach. His expertise in sound and video guides the maintenance and improvements of the current sound and video infrastructure of the theatre department.
David received his Bachelors of Music from CSULB at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. He excelled in trombone performance and continues to play professionally. As an undergraduate, David began working in the CSULB music, theatre, and dance departments as a student assistant specializing in live sound reinforcement. David also developed skills in video filming and editing during his interim in the dance department computer lab.
David continues to use his education in sound and video to offer recording services through his company, “Goyette Sound and Video”. Given his background in the arts, David enjoys specializing in recording sound and video for stage, whether it is theatre, music, or dance.
Bio: Adriane received her BA in Psychology from Cal State University, Fullerton and began working at CSULB in 2005. Prior to her appointment as the Undergraduate Advisor in Theatre Arts, Adriane has experience with advising in the College of Education. Her experience in the Arts began at the age of 8 after being enrolled in dance class and continued with more extensive training in classical ballet. Adriane attended Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) with a focus in Technical Theatre. Adriane continued studying ballet and performing with her home studio throughout high school and college. When she is not advising students, you can find her enjoying a good cup of coffee, working in her garden, cooking, and taking an occasional ballet class when she can find the time.
Costume Shop Manager
Bio: As both an educational and professional Designer, Michael's award-winning work, including Film, Television and Dance has been seen in California, Texas and Illinois. Theatrical employment includes: South Coast Repertory, Laguna Playhouse, West Coast Ensemble, California Repertory Theatre, Long Beach City College, Ballet Pacifica, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, International City Theatre and Ken Walker Dance Project. Additionally, he has worked as a consulting Designer for such companies as Six Flags, Tokyo Disney and Sea World in San Diego and San Antonio.
Bio: A Long Beach native, Darren has been in theatre almost 20 years. He attended Los Angeles Theatre Academy from 1998-2000, and worked in Gothic Moon Production's scene shop in Orange County before joining CSULB Theatre Arts in August 2000. At that same time, Darren started his own drum company, Mr. Cajon Cuban percussion, which specializes in handmade Afro-Cuban instruments, as well as handmade stave snare drums and cigar box guitars. Darren started playing drums at the age of 3 and has played in all types of music groups including rock, jazz, blues, country, and fusion. He currently plays salsa and Latin jazz with different groups around Southern California. He hopes to someday travel to Cuba and study with some of the greatest percussionists in the world.
Bio: Rob Waltz received his MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University and has been a practicing theatre technician and artist for over 20 years. Prior to his appointment here at CSULB, he served as head of automation for Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, ATD for Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, ATD of Stage One Children’s Theatre, and Carpenter for Penn State’s Department of Theatre. When not steering the build of shows on campus, he can be found further refining his skills in fine carpentry, metal sculpture, electronics, and robotics.
Bio: As the Administrative Coordinator, Jen provides administrative and fiscal oversight and support for the academic and performance programs within the theatre department. Her performance credits as a child include singing and dancing in the aisles of any supermarket and any living room that would hold an audience. Jen is best known for her love of film and theatre, her knowledge of pop culture, her love of Dr. Pepper and for her endless well of energy and enthusiasm.