Michael Hood

Dean of Fine Arts Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Michael Hood, BA magna cum laude Arizona State University, MA/MFA University of New Orleans has worked professionally as actor, director, and fight arranger.  He was a member of the faculty of the department of theatre at the University of Alaska Anchorage for 22 years,  and served as department chair for 10 of those years and was associate dean of Arts and Sciences for another 6.  A one-time UNO club sabre fencer, he has choreographed fights for the theatre since 1975.  In addition to numerous university productions, he has done fights for the New Orleans Opera, the Alaska Repertory Theatre, the Sakhalin International Chekhov Centre and the Khabarovosk Theatre for Young Audiences, both in Russia and, most recently, for Unseam'd Shakespeare in Pittsburgh.  He currently resides with his wife Kitty in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where he serves as Dean of the IUP College of Fine Arts.  Michael serves on the Board of Trustees and as Secretary of the National Theatre Conference.  He has been happily and proudly active with the SAFD since 1979.

Skill Proficiency History

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