Theatre Faculty/Staff

Michael Carr (Department Chair)
BA  in Theatre from The University of Alabama
MFA in directing from The University of Alabama
Joined Theatre Tuscaloosa in 1997 as the Director of Educational Outreach and has subsequently served as Artistic Director.  Now Chair of the Shelton State Theatre Department, Michael  directs and teaches theatre appreciation, acting, and voice.
Erin Hisey (Adjunct Instructor)
BFA in Technical Production from New York University
MFA in Scenography(scenic, lighting and costume design) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Erin is happy to once again be a part of the Shelton State Community College Theatre Department having previously held the position of Technical Director for Theatre Tuscaloosa. In addition to teaching technical theatre courses at Shelton, Erin works as a freelance designer at theatres and schools throughout the Southeast and as a an exhibit specialist for the Tuscaloosa Children’s Hands-On Museum. Recent design credits include lighting for productions at Theatre Tuscaloosa, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Magic City Actors Theatre, North Greenville University, Millsaps College, and the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She has been a part of the Theatre Tuscaloosa family for more than 30 years and worked with them as an actor, crew member, stage manager, technical director, teacher, and designer.
Wheeler Kincaid (Technical Director) is happy to be returning to the Theatre Tuscaloosa family after spending the last three years working as a designer, manager, and technical director in New York City. Off-Broadway credits include The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Freud’s Last Session, Oliver Parker, and Martha Clark’s Garden of Earthly Delights. He also worked with the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, and as assistant technical director for Theatre Row Studios on 42nd Street. In NYC, Wheeler created designs for Access Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, Wings Theatre, Stella Adler Studios, and the Rastro Dance Company. He also created designs for Red Mountain Theatre in Birmingham and Theatre Tuscaloosa—most recently the scenic design for It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and the scenic and lighting designs for Driving Miss Daisy and Doubt: A Parable. A native of Tuscaloosa, Wheeler received a B.A. in theatre from The University of Alabama after studying at Shelton State under the tutelage of Charlie Dennis.
Adam M. Miller (Managing Director, Adjunct Instructor) With more than nine years of experience in non-profit marketing, Adam has dedicated himself to raising the profile and profitability of arts organizations and higher education organizations alike. Most recently, Adam has served as a marketing manager for Academic Outreach in The University of Alabama’s College of Continuing Studies. Past positions include coordinator of the Campus Violence Project for the UA Women’s Resource Center, director of marketing and PR for the Louisiana State University Department of Theatre/Swine Palace Productions, management intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and marketing coordinator for the Bijou Theatre Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Adam holds an M.F.A. in theatre management/arts administration from The University of Alabama.
Tina F. Turley (Executive Producer, Adjunct Instructor) has a diverse background in the arts. She has over 25 years of experience as a director, actor, writer, teacher, and theatre manager. Before taking her current position in 2006, she served as ticket office supervisor and Second Stage coordinator for Theatre Tuscaloosa from 1997 to 1999. A teacher at heart, Tina has served as interim faculty for UA in both acting and theatre management. She has also served on the faculties of Mountain View College’s Professional Actors Musical Theatre Conservatory in Dallas, Stillman College, and Shelton State. Before moving to Tuscaloosa, she lived in Dallas and worked as volunteer coordinator for Theatre Three, assistant to the public relations director of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, volunteer coordinator for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, personnel director for Dillard’s, managing director for the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and managing director for the critically acclaimed Kitchen Dog Theater Company. Her recent directing credits include Christmas Belles, The Sound of Music, Doubt: A Parable, Miscast, Moonlight and Magnolias, Dearly Departed, and A Lesson Before Dying among others.
Jeanette Waterman (Resident Costumer) walked in to Theatre Tuscaloosa over 10 years ago and never left. She still can’t believe that she is lucky enough to get paid for playing dress up.  Jeanette is a native of Mobile who studied Clothing and Textile Design at The University of Alabama