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Performing Arts Department

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Faculty & Staff

Perry Schwartz, Chairman Communication and Performing Arts
Coordinator, American Film Institute Partnership with Montgomery College
Cultural Arts Center Coordinator and Artistic Director Arts Alive

Perry SchwartzProfessor Schwartz teaches Introduction to Film and all Film Production courses in the department as well as teaches film production classes for The American Film Institute Professional Training Workshops.  He holds an MFA from Ohio University in theatre and filmmaking and an MA from the University of Kansas in theatre.  Mr. Schwartz directs and produces plays for Arts Alive Theatre the producing unit for the Department of Communication and Performing at Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.  In 1989 his film and video production company, Ol’ Black Bear Productions, was formed. .”  He has written, produced and directed two short films,  “Leo and Mars” and “Call Crystal”  and written "Snake," the third short film in this trilogy.  Currently he is in production on  a documentary centered on visionary artists S.P. Dinsmoor and Ed Root, and a short narrative film entitled “Kansas Peaches.”

Roger Coleman, Music
Professor, Music, Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Roger ColemanRoger Coleman is Professor of Music at the Takoma Park/ Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College. He teaches class piano and guitar, music theory and music history courses covering classical, Jazz, Rock and World music. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland, a BFA in piano performance and a BA in music from the State University of NY at Buffalo. Roger is an active musician in the local community as a pianist in the Greater Washington Area Piano Society, which holds regular recitals of classical piano music. He also plays piano in the Paramount Jazz Orchestra and Swingtime Big Band. He is a member of several area Rock bands, playing keyboards and guitar.

Ellen Mansueto, Speech and Theatre

Lauralyn McWilliams, Speech

David Rothman, Speech and Film
Professor, Communication and Performing Arts, Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Professor Rothman is the lead faculty member for the Introduction to Human Communication courses on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, as well a regular instructor for Introduction to Film.  In addition, Professor Rothman serves as chair for the college wide General Education Committee.  He holds MA and BA degrees from the University of Maryland, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Montgomery College, all in theatre.  He has also performed on stage in local professional theatre appearing in productions for Studio Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Source Theatre, Round House Theatre, Classika Theatre and the Washington Revels and has understudied for roles at the Folger and Shakespeare Theatres.

Priscilla Walker, Administrative Assistant

Christopher Campanella, Production Manager Cultural Arts Center

Richard Robinson, Technical Director/Master Carpenter Studio Theatre

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