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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

Dana Gamarra

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Lecturer, Theatre

Contact:  danagamarra@oakland.edu


Dana has stage managed in the Detroit Metropolitan area for over 25 years at the Gem/Century Theatre for such productions as Forbidden Broadway, The All Night Strut, I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change, Beehive as well as at The Purple Rose Theatre from their first production Blush at Nothing to more recently, Jeff Daniels Live & Unplugged as well touring with Jeff around the country. Dana has been teaching at Wayne State University for the past 13 years where he has had the opportunity to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduates stage managers. He is currently the Production Coordinator and Area Head for both the Graduate and Undergraduate Stage Management Departments at Wayne State University. He has had the awesome opportunity to teach (part time) his introduction to stage management class at Oakland University for the past 5 years. He is pleased to bring his expertise to the Varner, Hilberry, Bonstelle, Studio and Maggie Allesee Dance Studio Theatres and is thrilled to be working with the Oakland and Wayne State Universities to continue the tradition of great theatre and dance in southeastern Michigan. Dana is a very proud member of Actor’s Equity Association where he has been the Liaison Chair for over 20 years. Lastly, he cannot express enough words for the love he has for his wife Karen and his girls Katalyn, Natalie and Rosalie.