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Professors Emeriti

Tom Lindblade

Professor Emeritus, Theatre

Thomas Lindblade was the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor at Colorado College, and was the college's inaugural T. William and Nancy Bryson Schlosser Professor of the Arts. He taught in Colorado College's Department of Theatre and Dance, where he served fourteen years as Chair between 1995 and 2009. He hails from Minnesota and came to Colorado College after receiving his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin (1979), his M.A. from the University of Minnesota (1982), and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Drama and Humanities (1989).

Since 1982, Professor Lindblade has been an active theatre professional in the San Francisco Bay Area, directing, musical directing, conducting, and dramaturgy over forty productions for TheatreWorks, the Magic Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Solo Mio Festival (Climate Theatre), and the California Shakespeare Festival. His most recent productions in California are TheatreWorks' Makeover (director, world premiere), Smoky Joe's Café (musical director), Floyd Collins (musical director/conductor), and You Can't Take It With You (director) and California Shakespeare Festival's The Tempest (composer). Present work includes a new collaboration with Ben-Amots based on Borges' The Gospel According to Mark, and monographs on the staging of Philip Glass' operas and the history of George Coates Performance Works, respectively.  


Andrew Manley

Professor Emeritus, Theatre


Born and in Great Britain and trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech & Drama, London, Manley was an actor for 9 years doing seasons of regional theatre plus TV and radio work. In 1972, he co-founded the EMMA Theatre Company, a pioneering regional small-scale theatre company taking theatre to villages and small communities far from conventional theatre centers. Until 1999, he was the Artistic Director of various British regional repertory theatres. He was the director of the MFA Acting Program at Ohio University from 1999 to 2003 and joined CC in 2003.

His productions at Colorado College have focused on site-specific work and a continuing exploration of the performance possibilities of the work of Samuel Beckett. Other productions include Absurd Plus - a devised exploration of absurdist drama old and new in a loading dock of the deserted Gas Utilities building, downtown Colorado Springs; site-specific productions of Bash and Autobahn by Neil LaBute, a triple site-specific bill of Shepard & Chaikin's Tongues, Savage/Love and Angel's Monologue; Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp - all over the Gas Utilities building; Drinking In America by Eric Bogosian; and Antigone by Sophocles.


YunYu Wang

Professor Emerita, Dance


Yunyu Wang received her MFA from the University of Illinois. She is a founding dancer of Cloud Gate (CG) Theatre, the first professional modern dance company in Taiwan. She danced with CG between 1973 – 81.  Wang is a certified Labanotation Teacher (1984), Restager (1985) and Laban Movement Analysis (1996). She restaged 26 master dances from Labanotation and choreographed 21 dances for dance companies and the university dance programs internationally. She co-directed the $1.5 million dance technology project funded by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economics, sponsored by Taipei National University of the Arts, using Laban Movement Analysis to understand human body motion and emotion.

She was the President of The World Dance Alliance, Asian-Pacific (2009-2017) and was the Chief Production Director of 2017 Universiade sponsored by FISU: International University Sports Federation held in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently, she is the CEO of Chinlin Foundation for Arts and Culture and was appointed by the Beijing government as a Distinguished Professor for her involvement with the Beijing Dance Academy.



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