Department of Theater and Dance

Designer Biographies

Brittney Belz (She/Her) (Costume Design) work has been seen at theatres across the country including Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Her local design credits include 5 seasons with Saratoga Shakespeare Company, where her favorite productions include Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and Cyrano; the East Coast premier of David Mamet's The Christopher Boy's Communion, the world premieres of Lady Randy with WAM Theatre; and Mr. Fullerton with Great Barrington Public Theatre. Prior to designing regionally, she spent 6 seasons constructing costumes for the Glimmerglass (Opera) Festival in Cooperstown, NY. She holds an MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the University of Virginia.

Andrew Bodd (Technical Director/Lighting Design) comes to us, originally from Long Island, and most recently from Northern New Jersey, where he was the Technical Director, of the Theater Program, at Delbarton School. Prior to Delbarton, Drew has been the Technical Director, for Sabbatical Replacement, at Ithaca College, and was the TD / Production Manager, Props Master, and Set Design faculty at SUNY at Albany. In addition to educational theater, he has been the Technical Director at the Hangar Theater, in Ithaca, New York, since 2012, and Assistant Technical Director at Utah Shakespearean Festival, in 2010. Drew has also worked as a Theatrical Technician, in the New York City area for the past 16 years.

​​Robin M. MacDuffie (He/Him) (Shop Foreman) has been a theatrical technician and manager(Trojan Women), performer, designer, and playwright (Sam Spade Always Gets Her Man) for over 35 years. His theatrical history spans the country and he stays active in professional, nonprofessional and academic theater. Big shout out of thanks to Deb Miller.

Andrew Mannion (He/Him) (Scene Design) Andrew joined Union College faculty after working at Western Carolina University as an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. Recent designs include RENT at Proctors in Schenectady, NY, Trojan Women at Union College and a.Lone at CCIAC which was selected for the Circus International Film Festival. Upcoming design include La Traviata at First Coast Opera and Villainous Company at Curtain Call Theatre. While living in New York City, he worked with Broadway designers John Lee Beatty, David Zinn and Anna Louizos. He has also designed and painted at Stella Adler School of Acting, NC Stage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Mount Baker Theatre Company, Julliard School, The Gala Hispanic Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Goodspeed Musicals and Williamstown Theatre Festival.