CHARLES SIEGEL, B.A. (Brandeis), M.F.A (Yale) taught acting and directing for 24 years in the Department and was the first person to be Chair of the Theatre Program. As a professional actor, he has appeared in over 50 TV shows and films. On stage he has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theatres across the United States and Canada – playing roles ranging from King Lear and Uncle Vanya to Cyrano and Falstaff. He has directed over thirty productions of plays – including the world premieres of Canadian plays in Vancouver, New York, and London. TO KEEP HER COMPANY, the play he wrote based on the writings of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, has been performed in London, New York and Los Angeles. He continues to work professionally as an actor, director, playwright and teacher.