AMBERLEY FERRELL (Adjunct Professor) has been teaching for the Mountain View College Theatre Department for over five years. Her course inventory includes Acting, Film Appreciation, Introduction to Theatre, and Voice and Articulation. Her MVC production credits include co-directing CHECK PLEASE!, directing FIRES IN THE MIRROR, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, LOVE OF A PIG, sound design for HOLD ME and RADIUM GIRLS, acting in the ensemble of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, and serving as acting coach for numerous past productions. She has an M.A. from Texas Women’s University and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington. Amberley is heavily active in UIL Programs, having consistently coached her speech students on the local, regional, state and national level at both the college and high school levels. Some of Amberley’s other directorial credits include ARTURO UI , ALL I EVER NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, ALL IN THE TIMING, DEARLY DEPARTED, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, TARTUFFE, and BIG, THE MUSICAL.
MIKA LANIER (Adjunct Professor) has been an adjunct for over three years in the MVC Theatre Department teaching Film Appreciation, Theatre Practicum, and Voice and Articulation. Mika’s past directorial credits include DESPERATE AFFECTIONS and FAITHFUL, both with The University of Southern Mississippi, and scenes from RICHARD III with The University of Texas at Arlington. At MVC, she has served as the acting coach for THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, THE TIME MACHINE, FIRES IN THE MIRROR, and LAUGH LINES and directed last fall's A PIECE OF MY HEART which was a part of the MVC Common Book Project. Also, she has appeared onstage as the title role in DAVID'S MOTHER, and in last fall’s FIRES IN THE MIRROR. Mika graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in Psychology and a BFA in Theatre performance, and received her Masters of Fine Arts in Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Just a few of Mika's previous performance credits include Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and Thyona in BIG LOVE, both with The University of Southern Mississippi. Her favorite roles include Germaine in PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, and Clelia in THE NERD with Southern Arena Theatre, and Meg in SHILOH RULES with New Stage, Mississippi's Professional Regional Theatre.
PAM MYERS-MORGAN (Adjunct Professor) is a founding and producing partner of Echo Theatre in Dallas, TX. Her most recent directing projects with Echo include BIBLE WOMEN, WELL, THE NIBROC TRILOGY (DFW Critics Forum Award, Best Director 2009), AMERICAN CASSANDRA, COCO & GIGI, OIL! (a staged reading with Tyne Daly), THE LADIES OF THE CAMELLIAS (DFW Critics Forum Award, Best Director 2007) and GOBLIN MARKET (Rabin Nomination for Best Director) ; and THE LAND and THE PURPLE FINGER for the Lyceum Corporation. She has also directed for Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Wingspan Theatre and Southern Methodist University, where she taught Special Studies in Directing. At Mountain View College, she has taught Film Appreciation, Introduction to Theatre and Fine Arts Appreciation. Local acting credits include the world premiere of WEDDING BELLES for 1:30 Productions and OFF THE MAP (Rabin Nomination, Best Supporting Actress), FEFU AND HER FRIENDS with Echo. Pam is a noted area Sound Designer, having provided sound for CHECK PLEASE!, A PIECE OF MY HEART, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, FIRES IN THE MIRROR, DAVID’S MOTHER and AGNES OF GOD at MVC; LEONARD’S CAR for TeCo Productions; and for numerous productions with Echo, including the recent END DAYS. Pam came to Dallas in 1992 to take on the position of Artistic Administrator at the Dallas Theater Center, where she organized the internship program and coordinated local casting. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Directing and the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English.
MIKE SCHRAEDER (Adjunct Professor) earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education, (English/Theatre) from Baylor University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Mike has taught period styles acting, acting for the camera, acting for beginners, theatre history, voice, movement, and public speaking at Baylor University, KD College, Brookhaven College, Tarrant County College, and Trinity Valley College. At Mountain View he teaches Film Appreciation and acting. He has acted in over 50 professional theatrical productions, including venues in New York City, Detroit, Atlanta, Nashville, and Dallas. Mike has also directed professionally in New York City and Dallas. In 2004, he co-founded Second Thought Theatre which received the Dallas Observers award for BEST NEW THEATRE COMPANY in 2005. In addition to theatre, Mike has appeared in dozens of National and Regional commercials, ranging from ESPN ads to Hasboro. Television credits include Friday Night Lights, Sex and the City, Guiding Light, and Inspector Mom. Film credits include the film Topeka which was an official selection at the USA Film Festival, Talk is Cheap—official selection at the NYC International Film and Video Festival and Love Machine which was produced by Intentional Films.
MICHAEL D. STEPHENS (Technical Director/Adjunct Professor) is starting his fourth year as technical director at Mountain View College where he has designed the set for THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, along with numerous set accompaniments for past dance galas and performances. His professional technical credits include Irving I.S.D., First Methodist Church of Dallas, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Lyric Stage, Dallas Children’s Theater, University of Texas at Tyler, Oklahoma City Rep, Irving Arts Center, AHA Theater and Theater Shmeater of Seattle. He has also worked in commercial advertising with clients including AAFES, Home Interiors and Rooms to Go as a photographer, designer and painter. Mr. Stephens works for Major League Soccer and various local, national and international news outlets as a photographer. In the past he has taught Film Appreciation and will be teaching Stagecraft and Theater History this coming school year. Michael received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Midwestern State University and a Masters of Arts from University of Texas at Tyler