Donna Beran

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Donna Beran


  • Full-Time Faculty


Donna Beran is a lecturer and costume designer for the Theatre Program. She is active in KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival) and a member of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology). She has been involved in the Dayton arts community, having sung with Bach Society of Dayton and performed at LaComedia Dinner Theatre.

Faculty Perspective

I identify with American scenic designer Robert Edmond Jones, when he states “As we work we must seek not for self-expression or for performance for its own sake, but only to establish the dramatist’s intention, knowing that when we have succeeded in doing so audiences will say to themselves, not, This is beautiful, This is charming, This is splendid, but - This is true."


  • Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts, The University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Speech, with a minor in English, Eastern Kentucky University