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Andy Mangin, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Theater and Communication

On Faculty since 2016

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Andy has been at Wheaton since 2005, when he moved from Los Angeles. In that time Andy has been teaching students how to produce theater in a liberal arts environment. He manages the productions, designs and builds sets throughout the season. He is also a director and teacher in Arena Theater. Andy typically directs one of the shows in a season. Some favorites have been Will Eno's Middletown and Tony Kushner's The Illusion. He has taught Devised Theater, Directing and Acting classes. With an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and a hammer in the other hand, Andy is ready to serve Arena Theater and its students in whatever way he can. He and his beautiful wife, Katy, have three children.

Southern Methodist University
M.F.A., Acting, 2002

Wheaton College
B.A., English Literature, 1999

  • Set Building
  • Communication
  • Theatre
  • Set Design

Association for Theater in Higher Education, member

'Back the Bard': Fundraiser set up for Wheaton's Shakespeare in the Park
Boston Daily Herald online

"When Shakespeare in the Park was started by the Wheaton Park District and Wheaton College three years ago, organizers weren't sure what to expect.

'We didn't know if 50 people would show up,' said Andy Mangin, director and producer of Wheaton College's Arena Theater.

To their surprise, more than 1,000 people piled into Memorial Park for the first show..."

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