Todd Roehrman is the Director of the School of Theatre & Dance at SF State and Interim Chair of the Department of Design and Industry. During his tenure as Chair of Theatre Arts from 2010-11, he successfully led the department through NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre) accreditation process, and in 2012, He stepped into the role of Associate Dean in the newly configured College of Liberal & Creative Arts and served through 2015 AY.
Anyone in Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Gardens this past weekend surely came across a few pianos there, among the dozen temporarily planted in the Arboretum for the July 2015 event dubbed, simply, “Flower Piano.” Behind each ivory keyboard sat either a “scheduled pianist,” as the official announcement put it, or bold amateurs who chose this public venue to add their own mainly classical notes, which reverberated in the Garden.
Mariana K. Leal Ferreira (Ph.D. UC Berkeley--UC San Francisco, joint degree in 1996) is a medical anthropologist from Brazil using Critical Theory, including Theater and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, to protect the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other minorities in North and South America. Her most recent books include Mapping Time, Space and the Body.