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Anthony Carreiro
Full-Time Faculty
(562) 938-4946

Anthony Carreiro is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Long Beach City College . A certified sword fighter with The Society of American Fight Directors, he teaches several acting classes, movement and stage combat for actors, introduction to theatre and dramatic literature. Tony received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 1982 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington 's Professional Actor Training Program in 1985.

A professional actor since that time, Mr. Carreiro has appeared in almost one hundred television shows including recurring roles on Frasier , Sister Sister and Deadly Games . Tony was a series regular on the award winning CBS show: Doctor Doctor . He has done scores of television commercials and over a half dozen major motion pictures, including: Lethal Weapon II and Liar Liar . Tony has worked in regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals as an actor, director and fight choreographer up and down the West Coast and in New York . He also teaches workshops on "Theatrical Combat," "The Busines of Acting" and "Acting for the Camera."

Cathy Crane
Resident Costume Designer
(562) 938-4279

Cathy Crane launched her career in Theatre in Columbus , Ohio working with costume designer, Dick Frank, on Miss America pageant costumes. She relocated to California where she earned her MFA degree in Costume Design at California Institute of the Arts in 1984. Long Beach City College snatched her from unemployment upon graduation and she has been a faculty member ever since. Favorite productions at LBCC include: "Amadeus," "Agamemnon," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Marat/Sade," "Royal Hunt of the Sun," and "The Robber Bridegroom." Additionally, Cathy has designed costumes for: Shakespeare Orange County , International City Theatre, Theatre West, Back Alley Theatre, Long Beach Studio Theatre, Globe Theatre, Los Angeles City College , Chapman University , CSU Bakersfield and CSU Long Beach. Cathy is currently serving as the Department Head of the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film.


  Matt Gourley - Adjunct Faculty
Hall Landon
Hal Landon
Adjunct Faculty

Hal Landon - During his 4 years at LBCC, Hal Landon has taught Acting I and Acting II, as well as directed for the Rehearsal and Performance (TART 49AD). He also teaches classes on acting technique and acting for the camera at South Coast Repertory. Hal is a Founding Member of South Coast Repertory, which as recently named one of the top five regional theatres in America by Time Magazine. He has acted in well over a hundred productions at South Coast, often performing leading roles such as Morgan in Orgon in Tartuffe, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Undershaft in Major Barbara, Prospero in the Tempest, and many more. Hal also appears regularly in television and film. His most recognizable film role is probably that of Ted dad in Bill and Ted Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted Bogus Journey. Television appearances include episodes of Frasier, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Quantum Leap, Cheers, Murphy Brown, and many more. For more information look Hal up on the internet at

  Sue Meyer - Performing Arts Administrative Assistant
  Esther Contreras - Performing Arts Academic Administrative Assistant
Gregory Mortensen
Full-Time Faculty
(562) 938-4270
Mr. Mortensen is a graduate of the Advanced Drama program of The Juilliard School for the Performing Arts in New York City. He holds a B.A. and M.F.A. in both Acting & Directing, and is a Member of Actor's Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, A.F.T.R.A. and The Dramatists Guild. As an actor his Broadway credits include "MacBeth" at The Circle in the Square and "How It All Began" (which he co-authored) for Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival, at The Lincoln Center for Electra & Orestes, The Ghost Sonata, The Alchemist, The Wood Demon and The Comedy of Errors. Regional Theatre credits include seasons at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts where he portrayed, Jack in The Impotanance of Being Earnest, Julian in Spokesong, Captain Bluntschli-Arms and the Man and Wilson- The Front Page. Other seasons include Stage West Terra Nova, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival; Hamlet, As you Like It, Henry IV, California Actors Theatre's Henry V , Scapino, Wild Oats. Colorado Shakespeare Festival; A Winters Tale, California Repertory, Tom Jones, Taming of the Shrew and Dylan to name a few. Other Seasons include The Barn Musical Theatre, San Jose Music Theatre, The Grove Theatre, Sand Harbor and The New York Public Theatre. His film, television,commercial & voice over credits include recurring and guest starring roles on Knots Landing, Remington Steele, Dragnet, The New Adam-12, The Deliberate Stranger, Safe at Home, The Munsters Today, Hollywood Chaos, Godspeed-The Gail Deavers Story, Dick Tracy, Punks, S.O.L., Murder She Wrote, A.T.T, Ford Motor Co., Disney & Miller Brewing Co.

Daytime audiences may remember him as Paul Stewart on Days of Our Lives and Martin Tyler on General Hospital. His Directing credits include, A Cry of Players, Indians, The Tempest, Trinity, Unexpected Company and three Columbia Artists national musical tours which he also authored The Americus Civil War Brass Band- A History with Music, The Dodge City Cowboy Band and The Riverboat Revue.

Mr. Mortensen is also a produced playwright and screen writer; some credits include, How It All Began, The Scoundrel, Hold-Outs, A Point of Honor and The Man in Blue.

His other related professional experience includes, consultant for Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast at The Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles, Co-Producer B&B on the Arts for P.B.S., Producer for HCTV 26 Campus Collage, Producing Director for Shakespeare L.A.-98. Related professional teaching credits are: Lecturer and Adjudicator for USF/SUU Competition at The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Lecturer for Lincoln Center Outreach Program, Member of Tadashi Suzuki Classical Theatre Exchange, Guest Lecturer for Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Speaker- The Shanghai Drama Academy Cultural Exchange and Director/Producer for Kirti Management Young Professionals for seven years. Academic teaching credits include, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach City College,Cerritos College, Los Angeles City College and OCHSA. Mr. Mortensen is a four time Drama-Logue Award winner and Outstanding Graduate winning teacher for Theatre Arts & Communications from the International Communications Association.
  Tony Pearson - Stage Technician
Daron Sorg
Costume Technician
(562) 938-4487
 Daron Sorg started at LBCC in 1991. He earned his B.A. in technical theatre from Cal State University Long Beach with an emphasis in Costume Design in 1993. Here at LBCC he is the Costume Technician. He is also faculty at Brooks College where he teaches the Sewing and Costume Classes. He has worked in different capacities in the costume area to include Cutter, Assistant Designer, Dyer / Painter, Tailor, Crafts Person and Shop Supervisor. He has worked with a number of theatre companies and colleges including Santa Ana College, Utah Shakespeare Festival, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Saddleback Repertory, Grove Shakespeare Festival, Chapman University, and Shakespeare Orange County. He is also the graphic stylist for the NFFC, a Disneyana Enthusiast group.

Robert Olsen - Performing Arts Production Technician
Phone: 562-938-4434

Frederick Roesler - Sound Engineering Technician
Phone: 562-938-4276

Nathan Stuffel - Production Manager
Phone: 562-938-4310