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MCCAMC Faculty Making Marks

January 26, 2022

Let's have a round of applause for some recent faculty accomplishments!

Image courtesy of Ronnie Clark

Theatre lecturer Ronnie Clark recently filmed a role on HBOMax’s forthcoming historical pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death, and appeared as Sheriff Jake in the 2022 Danny Trejo film Seven Cemeteries, loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.


As President of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, Art History professor Peri M. Klemm oversaw the ACASA Triennial Conference, June 16-21, 2021. Klemm's book Dressing Modern Like Our Mothers. Dress, Identity, and Cultural Praxis in Oromia is coming out January 2022 with Red Sea Press and Africa World Press. 


Image courtesy of Joel Krantz

Film Production professor Joel Krantz recently completed the audio recording, editing, and mastering of the 10.5-hour audio book The Story Solution: 23 Great Actions All Great Heroes Must Take (written and narrated by Emeritus CTVA professor and colleague Eric Edson). The audio book is now available on


Art History lecturer Nicole Krup Oest’s book Photography and Modern Public Housing in Los Angeles (Heidelberg:, 2021) is now available online. The open access book was published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.


Screen capture from Silent Gardens. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Leister

Multimedia Production professor Elizabeth Leister’s Silent Gardens was commissioned through public art consulting firm Dyson & Womack for the Public Art CA Digital Media Wall at the new California Natural Resources Agency in Sacramento. Installed in November 2021 on a 30-by-40-foot media wall, Silent Gardens is part of the CNRA permanent collection.


Upwell, a short film directed by Theatre professor J'aime Morrison, is a study of movement through dance and surfing as therapeutic activity in the grieving process. This artistic film has been shown at the Cannes Short Film Festival and has garnered multiple awards including Official Selection at numerous film festivals. 


Screen capture from L’enfant et les sortilèges: An Augmented Reality Opera

The recent CSUN Opera productions of Maurice Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, both music directed and produced by Mercedes Juan Musotto, were each awarded First Place honors in different categories from the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition. These productions were an incredible collaboration between the Departments of Music, Art, and Theatre, and bring recognition of the strength of these programs through a competition designed to encourage and reward creative and high-quality opera productions at academic institutions.