Faculty

Lisa Miller
lmiller@vinu.edu
Associate Professor Department of Music and Theatre Chair.
Lisa is a Mezzo-soprano and teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills, applied voice, and directs the VU Connection, a musical theatre ensemble. Miller is a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she is finishing her final project on the Ballads from the Great American Songbook.  While at IU, Miller performed roles in Floyd’s Susannah and Strauss’ Arabella. In addition she has done master classes with Richard Hundley, Edwin Penhorwood, Lita Greer, and Emile Naumouff. In addition to this, she is a frequent adjudicator and clinician in Southwestern Indiana. She and her husband, Dan, have five children and live in Vincennes, Indiana. 

 

 

 

 


                 

 

Jane R. Frazier
jfrazier@vinu.edu
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Theatre Program Chair.
Jane earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been teaching at the university level since 2001.  She is the VU institutional representative for NAST where she also serves as a Visiting Evaluator as well as a member of their Committee on Ethics for the 2015-2016 year.  She is on the Board of Directors for the new musical Alice of Old Vincennes; a member of MATC; and a member of the League of Women Voters.  Jane is a private acting coach and has lead acting workshops for several different organizations including the 21st  Century Scholars and the Allen County Probation System.  She was the Producer/Co-Director for the world premiere of the play Beta Launch and has directed several shows around Indiana and Virginia.  Some of her favorites have been The Caretaker, Little Shop of Horrors, 1984,The Most Massive Woman Wins, and A Raisin in the Sun.  Jane has several acting credits but some of her favorite roles have been Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain, Bunny in The House of Blue Leaves, the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods and Flora in Flora, the Red Menace.


                

 


 

Kendra Clauser
kclauser@vinu.edu
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Communication.
Kendra also designs and coordinates costumes for VU Theatre productions. Her previous design and costume management experience includes over 20 shows, includingInto the Woods, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Music Man, and Edith Stein. In addition to costuming, she has directed, stage managed, and acted. Prior to VU, she taught at IUPUI and IPFW. She has also served as a project manager for several teacher training grants and as an oral historian. She earned her MA in Public History and BA in theatre, costume construction emphasis.

 

 

 

 

 


               

 

Debra Fisher
dafisher@vinu.edu
Technical Director, Designer Theatre Program and the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. 
Debra earned her BA in Theatre and Speech Communication and an MA in Education.  A recent transplant from Arizona, Debra has been teaching at the post-secondary level for ten years.  Debra has designed sets, lighting and costumes for over 30 productions including Aida,The Drowsy Chaperone, And Then There Were None and Doubt.  As a Production Manager Debra has launched several school tours and a children's summer theatre program.  Prior to joining the ranks of academia Debra owned and operated dance studios in Wisconsin, lived in a theater and produced a Vaudeville Troupe.