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Theatre Arts

Virginia Intermont College

Theatre Arts @ VIC - Faculty Information

Bonny Gable

Bonny Gable

Bonny Gable is Associate Professor of Theatre and  serves as Coordinator of Performing Arts. She directs theatre productions and teaches acting, directing, and theatre history. She holds a Masters of Education in Theatre from East Tennessee State University and is a member of SETC. She has served as director of theatre arts at King College in Bristol, Tennessee and has directed productions and taught classes for Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Bonny joined the VIC faculty in 2003. She has performed professionally with the North Carolina RSVP Theatre Company, A Night On the Town in Virginia, and was one of the original company members of Tennessee's Shakespeare and Friends. Ms. Gable has over thirty years experience in theatre, music, and education with numerous arts centers, schools, and performing arts programs.

Dale Marshall

Dale Marshall is Assistant Professor of Theatre and the Technical Director for the Department of Theatre. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design from the University of Virginia. While at UVA Dale was recognized by the Kennedy Center for her design of The Seagull. She has designed the lights for Live Arts Theater and the Heritage Theatre Festival in Charlottesville, VA, the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Arundel, ME, and the Sacramento Theatre Company, Sacramento, CA. Her work covers a wide range of genres and credits include The 39 Steps, My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, A Memory of Water, Being Audrey and Resting Place. During summers she also provides technical services for the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. While Ms. Marshall's expertise is in lighting design and electrics, she has extensive practical knowledge of scenic design, sound engineering, stage carpentry, rigging and stage management. She is a member of USITT and SETC.

Rachel Milligan

Rachel Milligan, mezzo-soprano, holds both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Her performing experience includes the title role in Carmen by Bizet with Undercroft Opera of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hansel in Hansel und Gretel with Indianapolis Opera Ensemble; Nancy in Albert Herring, Siebel in Faust, and Young Sue in The Alamo with Indiana University Opera Theater. Rachel has participated in several young artist programs including the Indianapolis Young Artists Ensemble and the Central City Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Young Artists, Central City, Colorado where she performed featured scenes and received extensive training. She has served as studio artist with Wolf Trap Opera where she performed the role of Moth in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. She teaches applied voice and serves as musical theatre vocal coach.

Melanie Barton

Melanie Barton holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Florida. While in Florida, she worked professionally with the Hippodrome State Theatre, including a state tour of A. R. Gurney’s The Middle Ages. Other stage credits include Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Fraulein in Cabaret, and M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. Directing credits include The Crucible, The Miracle Worker, Smoke On the Mountain, and The Sound of Music. She worked extensively in the North Carolina schools, serving as both director and teacher. She has acted, directed, and taught professionally and at the college level, including the University of Florida and King College. Melanie directs and teaches Acting and Performing Arts classes.

Deborah Alonzo

Deborah Alonzo holds a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Music in piano from the University of Tennessee. A large portion of her career was spent in Los Angeles, California where she performed extensively as musical director and keyboard/synthesizer player for theatre productions throughout the Southern California area, as well as director of music and organist for several of the areas churches. She presently serves as organist/pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. Deborah teaches piano and serves as musical director for theatre productions.

Kim Fore

Kim Fore's teaching career spans the Broadway Dance Center, Chelsea's Dance Studios, and National Dance Institute of New York City. She recently received the Choreographer's Award at Broadway Dance Center's The Pulse Tour in Secaucus, New Jersey and appeared on ABC's reality show Dance Machine. She holds a BA in Dance from Radford University and is owner/ director of Extreme Dance Company in Abingdon, Virginia. Ms. Fore teaches studio dance courses in modern and contemporary dance and serves as choreographer.