Director/Designer/Technical Director, Professor Carroll College, M.F.A. Theatre Design, University of Washington 1995, B.A. Speech/Theatre Washington State University, 1978.
Professor Driscoll has worked in all forms of theatre, including educational, professional and community theatre. He has acted, directed, lit, designed and built scenery for hundreds of productions. He has also designed and supervised the renovations of the Waterbarn Studios, The Old North Gym into the Carroll College Theatre, the layout of the Merton Acting Studio and the Arthur Vining Davis Dance Studio. His on-stage work has included all of the performing arts from Rock Music to Grand Opera and Modern Dance to Ballet, but most of his focus is in Theatre. He is a former member of IATSE Local #15 in Seattle, and maintains an active membership in the USITT- a professional organization for theatre technology.
When he isn't in the theatre or shop or studio, he enjoys camping and hiking with his wife and children, and riding his motorcycles or horses. He loves Helena and its central location between Glacier NP and Yellowstone NP.
Courses Taught: Stagecraft I & II, Scenic Art, Stage and Sound, Scene Design, Lighting Design, Play Direction, Theatre History I & II, and Survey of Drama.
Pictured: Chuck Driscoll in costume as a Director presenting a Charlies' Film Award for best Director
Theatre Faculty & Costumer, Ms. Harper graduated Summa Cum Laude with a fine arts degree from Rocky Mountain College. She has acted with: the Royal Shakespeare Company with Leon Rubin, the LA Public Theatre, the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, and toured with Colorado Chautauqua, as well as performing off Broadway in New York in OUTSIDE THE WALL. She has extensive musical training with Dale Moffitt at SMU, Kiva Lawrence Voiceovers in LA, and Elizabeth Rowan from the MET. Nancy has been a guest soloist with the Helena Symphony for the last 10 years. She was a recording artist in Nashville, and has taught workshops in costuming and musical theatre at numerous theatres across the country such as Belmont University and Colorado Women’s College. She is proudest of the accomplishments of her daughter, Emily.
Courses Taught: Intro to Acting, Costuming, Make-up.
Pictured: Nancy Harper, Sara Walker, Ryan Pfeiffer working on Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertholt Brecht
Theatre Faculty & Improv Troupe Director, Mr. McNeilly graduated with a BFA from the Professional Acting Studio at Ohio University. He has been a Guest Artist in Theatre at UCLA, USC, Cal Poly: Pomona, UC: Santa Barbara, University of Washington and at LSU, and of course, at Carroll College. He was a professional actor in Hollywood acting in over 40 productions, with the Mark Taper Forum, the John Ford Theatre, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Theatre Exchange, and appeared in movies, television, commercials and was a Mighty Carson Art Player with Johnny Carson.
His company Mimeprov has performed his original works JUNGLE LIFE and THE LOST JOURNALS OF LEWIS AND CLARK, and still performs locally in the Helena area. He wrote THE PIRATE PLAY which premiered at Carroll in 2009, and was recently performed at Venture Theatre in Billings. For the last 15 summers he has guided fly fishers down the Smith River and lost no one to date.
Courses Taught: Acting: Improvisation, Acting: Advanced Methods, Stage Combat.
Pictured: Michael McNeilly as George in George and the Dragon
Theatre Faculty, BA Speech (Theater) Lewis University, MA Speech (Theater/Film) Ball State University. Mr. Noonan is the Executive Director of the Myrna Loy Center; and a playwright, and is a winner of Montana Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting. Mr. Noonan is the Administrator of the Arts Management Minor for Carroll College. He served as the Director of Student Activities at Carroll College for many years, and the current Student Activities center is named in his honor. He is truly a man of letters and significant accomplishments.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Arts Management, History of Film, Playwriting, Theatre Appreciation.
Pictured: Ed Noonan at the Myrna Loy Center
The magic of the theatre takes the work of many magicians. These students wave their wands, and paintbrushes, hammers, wrenches and cameras!
Student Staff members for 2012-13
The Seniors have left and we have openings for 2013-14 in each department! If you would like to join our student staff, and have experience from High School or Community Theatre, contact Chuck Driscoll at 447-4309. Or take a class in Stagecraft, Scenic Art, Costuming, Lighting or Sound, and we will train you!