Theatre and Dance Staff
Ms. Lavis has been on staff at Wake Forest since 1990 and joined the Department of Theatre and Dance in 1999. In addition to her work with the Department of Theatre and Dance, Carol is the Registrar for the Community Ballet Program and assistant to the Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe) Executive Committee.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Mr. McCollum graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and later received his Master of Music in Jazz Performance from North Carolina Central University. Mr. McCollum has been on the staff at Wake Forest since 2009, previously working as an audio-visual technician for Brendle Recital Hall and Wait Chapel before becoming the Instructional Technologist for the music, theatre and dance departments.
Mr. Williams has been on staff at Wake Forest with the Department of Theatre and Dance since August, 2012. He had served previously for a number of years as a senior secretary/program assistant with the Florida State University, School of Music, and more recently as an accounting assistant and data entry specialist in the private sector.
University Theatre Staff
Mr. Anderson graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Production and Design. Trevor was Assistant Technical Director of Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach, Florida before joining the staff of Wake Forest University Theatre. He served as Master Electrician and as a Deck Chief/ Assistant Stage Manager on two National tours with Chamber Theater Productions.
Scene Shop Hours: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Office Hours: by appoinment
Theatre Collections Manager
Ms. Burton Barsony started sewing at the Montessori school and received her first paid sewing job quilting pillow tops for her grandmother at age 6. Her UNCSA high school thesis combined sewing and live chickens. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in costume design from UNCSA. Ms. Burton Barsony has designed, draped, stitched and run wardrobe for theaters locally and out of state in Atlanta and St. Louis. She especially enjoys Dance and has worked with Carolina Ballet and the UNCSA dance department.
Ms. Burton Barsony has designed for such directors as Gerald Freedman, the former UNCSA drama dean. She’s taught design, art, crafts, sculpture, sewing, fiber arts, needle crafts and environmental education.Ms. Burton Barsony is a long standing member of local union 635 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in which she’s worked with Rene Fleming, Elton John, Cher, Paul Anka, Tyler Perry and the Rockettes among other artists.
Ms. Burton Barsony manages the costume and props collections for the WFU theatre and dance departments and helps produce costumes and props for WFU. When not in the theater she’s dedicated to reptile rescue and working with raptors.
Costume Shop Hours: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Costume Studio Supervisor
Tyler Wilson (Masters in Costume Design and Technology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A. in Theatre Design, Illinois State University) joined the Wake Forest Faculty in 2015. As a Teacher-Scholar Postgraduate Fellow, he currently teaches Intro to Theatre 110.Predominantly a costume designer, Tyler is designing costumes for the productions of Our Town and A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum as part of the WFU 2015-16 season. He was recently featured at the United Scenic Institute for Theatre Technology Young Designer’s Forum for his costume work. He has previously designed and assisted at UMKC Theatre (Missouri), Kansas City Repertory Theatre (Missouri), The Coterie Theatre (Missouri), The Unicorn Theatre (Missouri), The Buffalo Room (Missouri), Kansas City Actor’s Theatre (Missouri), Riverside Theatre in the Park (Iowa), Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Illinois), and the Illinois State University Theatre (Illinois).
Audience Services Coordinator
Ms. Spencer received her BA in Arts Management from Salem College. She supervises the Theatre Box Office staff, who handle all ticket sales for the theatre and dance events. She is also responsible for publicity and marketing for University Theatre productions.For information on the Season, ticket sales, or venue, please see our Box Office page.