Drama Faculty

Edlin, Sara; Instructor

Edlin, Sara; Instructor Office: 5-143E - 5-134

Phone: (509) 533-3222

Email: Sara.Edlin@sfcc.spokane.edu

SARA EDLIN-Marlowe teaches theatre and speech at SFCC; she has also taught in the Applied Education Division at Spokane Community College. Currently she is the faculty advisor for Whitworth.fm, a webcast station (formerly KWRS), at Whitworth. For ten years, Sara worked for Spokane Public Radio where she was the "Morning Edition" host. Sara's professional credits include: The Basket, Safe Passages, a water safety video made by the Army Corp of Engineers, and a small part in Godfather I. She has numerous credits as a voice talent on the East and West coasts and appeared on the Brian Keith Show filmed in Hawaii. Sara earned her Associate's degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville; her Bachelor's is from the University of Miami where she double majored in Radio-TV-Film and Theatre; She earned her Master's in Fine Arts with the emphasis on directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Edlin-Marlowe tours with her one woman shows: Sacagawea and her new adventure, the Canadian artist, Emily Carr.

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Marlowe, Bill (William); Instructor

Marlowe, Bill (William); Instructor Office: 5-136

Phone: (509) 533-3592

Email: Bill.Marlowe@sfcc.spokane.edu

William C. Marlowe is a wannabe Renaissance Man. He teaches, acts, directs, stage manages and designs. Now in his 12th year as Director of Drama at Spokane Falls Community College, he came to the college following 15 years as a free-lance artist working across the country. Nationally, Bill has directed the nation's premier outdoor drama TECUMSEH! as well as working for five years as Actor/Artistic Director at the Birmingham Children's Theatre directing several National Tours. He received the regional Obelisk Award for Best Actor for his role as the Kabuki Emperor in The Nightingale.

Bill has worked as an Equity stage manager in New York for Mark Twain: The Musical for two seasons and one season in Hartford, Connecticut. Some of his memorable local roles include: Pseudolous in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Henry VIII in Royal Gambit, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Lazar Wolf in Fiddler, Max Prince in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and numerous roles in his six seasons at Interplayers including the eleven roles in A Tuna Christmas which won him the local Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in Spokane for that season. He is also appearing in the recent film The Big Bang as a Russian mobster with Antonio Banderas, LLCool J and Sam Elliot.

His local directing credits include: Titus Andronicus, The Importance of Being Earnest, Curse of the Starving Class, The Tempest, Insect Comedy, Strange Bedfellows, Twelfth Night, The Good Doctor, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Oedipus Rex, Buried Child, Macbeth, Working, You Can't Take It with You, The Taming of the Shrew, Camelot, Run For Your Wife, How to Eat Like a Child, The Crucible, Lysistrata, Oedipus, The Government Inspector, Comedy of Errors, Othello, The Insanity of Mary Girard, and the critically acclaimed Civic production of Wit in which he won the Critics Circle Award for Best Director. He was recently awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Community Colleges of Spokane and in 2006 received the Arts in Education award from the city of Spokane. When scholarship funding dried up several years ago for drama students, he started the fundraising for the first endowed scholarship account through the CCS Foundation which now has over $25,000 and last year $2,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving students.

Bill most enjoys the opportunity that the Falls affords him as a creative artist and as a mentor to students. In the summer he enjoys gardening, playing Dungeons and Dragons and camping trips with Sara, his wife of 27 years, and his two dogs Bilbo and Baggins.

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