Faculty

Dov Hassan

Dov Hassan

Theater Arts Coordinator/Acting/Directing/Audition
Technique/Improvisation/Movement/Theater History/Director for Mainstage Productions
Email: dhassan@chabotcollege.edu

Dov Hassan is an actor and director who has worked in NYC, Kansas City and the Bay Area. He is an administrative member of Theater Cultura and a company member of Ubuntu Theater Project. He also works as a commercial and voice over actor and can be heard as the voices of Set and Horus in the video game Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.

BA Theater, UCLA
MFA Acting, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Linda Amayo-Hassan

Linda Amayo-Hassan

Acting/Theater for Young Audiences/Voice/Costume and Makeup/Director for Mainstage Production
Email: lamayohassan@chabotcollege.edu

Linda Amayo-Hassan is an actor, director and playwright. She is Artistic Director of the recently formed theater company Theatre Cultura. Linda has worked as an actor and playwright in the Bay Area, Kansas City and NYC.

BFA in Theater, Emporia State University
MFA in Acting, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Margo Hall

Margo Hall

Acting/Director for Mainstage Productions
Email: mhall@chabotcollege.edu

Margo Hall is an award winning actor/director/playwright. She has performed and directed in theaters throughout the Bay Area and is a founding member of Campo Santo theater company in San Francisco. She recently appeared in the movie BLINDSPOTTING.

BFA Adelphi University NY, NY
MFA Catholic University of America Washington DC

Mike Walsh

Michael Walsh

Technical Theater
Email: mwalsh@chabtcollege.edu

Michael Walsh has worked in educational and professional theatre for forty years as a scenic and lighting designer and director and teacher. He recently retired from the Theatre Arts Department at Cañada College after thirty years.

BA in English and Theatre, Washington State University
MA in Theatre, University of Northern Colorado

Rachel LePell

Rachel LePell

Lead Faculty in Theater Arts/Dramatic Writing/Directing/Theater History/Director for Mainstage Productions
Email: rlepell@chabotcollege.edu

Rachel LePell is lead faculty for the Chabot Theater program. She is an award winning playwright who has worked with multiple theater companies, including TheaterFirst, The Marsh, and Flight Deck. Her one-person show, Playing My Hand, has played in various venues around the Bay Area. Several of her plays have been produced at Chabot.

BA in Theater, UC Davis
MFA in English Literature, SF State

Gary Graves

Gary Graves

Playwriting/Theater History
Email: ggraves@chabotcollege.edu

Gary Graves is a director and a resident playwright/company co-director at Central Works in Berkeley.  With Central Works he has overseen the development of 61 world premiere plays. He also leads the Central Works Writers Workshop and teaches playwriting year-round at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theater.

BA in Acting SF State
MFA Playwriting, Southern Illinois U.
Ph.D Directing, UC Berkeley

Joel Mullennix

Joel Mullennix

Acting/Improvistation/Theater History/ Director for Mainstage Productions
Email: jmullennix@chabotcollege.edu

Joel Mullennix is an award winning actor and director who has performed in many Bay Area theatres as well as in New York and in Europe. In recent years he has worked most often with San Francisco’s Word for Word Performing Art Company. 

BA in Theater, Fresno State
MFA in Acting, UC Davis

Emelie Whelan

Emelie Whelan

Acting
Email: ewhelan@chabotcollege.edu

Emilie Whelan is an Actor, Director, and Arts Administrator recently moved to the Bay Area, from New Orleans, Louisiana. Associate Artist of Ubuntu Theater Project, and former Artistic Director of Social Political Theater Company Cripple Creek in Nola, she believes in that theater is the poetic expression of the human condition.

BFA Acting, NYU 
MFA Directing UCSD