Bobbie Wynn Bolden, UC Davis Department of Theatre & Dance professor and the godmother of the university’s dance program, retired in 2003 after 18 years of teaching. She will always be remembered for dancing to the beat of her own drummer.
William E. Kleb taught theatre history, critical theory and playwriting in the Department of Theatre & Dance from 1974 to 1994, when he retired. During that time, he served on numerous department and university administrative committees and chaired the graduate program.
Thomas J. Munn, an internationally recognized Lighting Designer, has designed for theatre, opera, ballet, television, videos and industrials. A graduate of Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts in Design, he made his Broadway debut in 1974 designing scenery for Brightowerby Dore Schary.
Barbara Sellers-Young taught movement, acting and Asian theatre at the Department of Theatre & Dance from 1993 to 2008. She served on various university committees at UC Davis, taught as a member of the Davis Honors program and was Chair of Theatre & Dance from summer 2001 through spring 2006. She also served as Interim Executive Director of the Mondavi Center from April 2005 until June 2006.
Theatre Department Chair, 1956–1989Ph.D., Stanford University
Ted Shank was the Founding Chair of the Theatre Department at UC Davis and taught in the department 33 years, from 1956–1989. He then transferred to the UC San Diego Theatre Department where his wife, UC Davis alumna Adele Edling Shank, was Department Chair. Shank was promoted to Distinguished Professor of Theatre and taught in the department until retiring.