Theatre and Dance


Tammy Killian

Chairperson, Associate Professor
Office Location: 101 Browne Hall
Office Phone: (309) 298-1543

Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Tammy is a native of Alabama and received her BA in Theatre/Art from Birmingham-Southern College and her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University.

Prior to coming to Western Tammy was on faculty at the University of Montevallo for seven years. At UM Tammy directed THE COMEDIE OF ERRORS, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, THE BACCHAE, DEAD CITY, FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS and ON THE VERGE. Tammy was the faculty sponsor for The White Cardigan Club (WCC) and in January 2009 - 2014 produced WCC's Winter Play Festivals.

In the summer of 2011 Tammy was the Assistant Director/Stage Manager for City Equity Theatre's production of RACE and in 2010 she played Nancy in CET's production of THE SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM.  Also in the summer of 2010 Tammy had the fantastic opportunity be a member of a company comprised of Alat Etc and Auburn University at Montgomery theatre department which developed a new play entitled THE DAUGHTERS OF ABRAHAM.

Other favorite directing credits include SLEUTH at the Peterborough Players, NH with Gus Kaikkonen and Michael Page; WIND IN THE WILLOWS also at Peterborough Players, NH; HEY COW at the Looking Glass Theatre in NYC; and HAVING OUR SAY which was City Park Players' entry in the AACT Festival in 2003 and for which Tammy won the SWTFA regional directing award.

Tammy was recently the President of The Alabama Conference of Theatres as well as Vice Chair for the New Play Festival Committee for SETC. Tammy is a member of The International Centre for Women Playwrights, Dramatist Guild, the Southeastern Theatre Conference and Actors' Equity Association. She lives in Macomb with her brilliant and beautiful daughter, Kate.