Theatre Faculty

Karen Oster - Chair of Performing Arts 
Introduction to Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Improvisation

Peter Waldron - Backstage, Theatre Arts 

Peter Waldron has designed scenery for over 200 productions for theaters across the country, including over 30 operas and musicals at The Boston Conservatory. He served as Professor of Theater at Bradford College, Bradford, MA,  where he was resident designer and Technical Director. He has also served as resident designer/TD at Reed College,  Portland, OR, The Evergreen Stage College, Olympia, WA, and Merrimack College,  N. Andover, MA, where he was also Programming Director at the Rogers Center for 14 years.  While in Portland, OR, he was instrumental in creating the renowned Artists Repertory Theater.
He graduated from the University of Texas with a BFA in Theater, and has an MFA from New York University in Theater Design, and an MA in Arts Administration from Goucher College.
Peter is currently designing for several Boston area theaters and just completed a successful season on Nantucket at Theatre Workshop, Nantucket.

Korinne Ritchey - 
Introduction to Acting, Theatre Appreciation 

As an actor, director, choreographer, and educator, Korinne has been rooted in the Boston theatre and dance scenes for nearly 30 years. Theatrically, she especially enjoys directing and collaborating in the development of new works. As a dancer of many years, she finds combining movement and acting to devise theatre particularly satisfying. Her most recent directing credits include a staged reading of The Clean House (Umbrella) and fully staged productions of Blinders (Flat Earth Theatre) and Terminus (HCE Players). Amongst her many acting credits, she had the privilege of performing in several award-winning plays such as Spinning Into Butter (Elliot Norton Award) with the Theatre Cooperative and The Farnsworth Invention (IRNE award) with Flat Earth Theatre. Other companies Korinne has had the pleasure of working with include: Bridge Repertory Theatre, Devanaughn Theatre, the Women’s Theatre Project, and the Women on Top Festival produced by Centastage and Underground Railway. In 2012, Korinne completed a Master’s degree in theatre education at Emerson College where she focused on directing. Mondays through Wednesdays, you can also find Korinne in MCC’s Bedford office of Disability Support Services, where she has been supporting students since the 2000-01 academic year.


Veronika Duerr - Intro to Acting
(Adjunct Faculty)

Veronika is a proud member of Actors Equity and a founding member of The Weird Sisters Theatre Project (check them out on FB and Twitter). Since graduating from SCAD with a BFA in theatre, she has lived and worked in NYC, LA, ATL, and Boston. You may have seen her work around town at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Rep in Watertown, or Speakeasy Stage Co. 




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