Designer/Technical Direction

Kevin Bautch teaches stagecraft, design, lighting, sound, and scenic painting at Delta. In addition to teaching and designing at Delta, he is a freelance designer, most recently serving as the lighting designer for Livermore Valley Opera’s productions of Madama Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet. Kevin has an MFA in Scenic Design from Illinois State University. He has worked as a designer and/or technical director for The Little Theatre of the Rockies, the University of Northern Colorado, Paragon Theatre Company, Festival 56, The Little Theatre on the Square, Timber Lake Playhouse, Illinois State University, Dorian Opera Theatre, and Simpson College.

Dean, Arts and Communication 

Christopher Guptill previously served as Dean of Arts at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA, as Managing Director of Theater Operations for Solano Community College (Fairfield, CA) and the Entertainment Design and Technology Instructor for Ohlone College (Fremont, CA).  A Stockton native, Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and his MFA in Theater from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1988.  Before entering the academic world, Chris worked as a professional lighting designer and theatrical production manager in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Associate Professor of Drama

Greg Foro began serving as Associate Professor of Drama at Delta College in fall of 2014. Before Delta, Greg was a professional actor, director, producer and theatre educator whose work has been seen at such venues as The Cherry Lane Theatre (NYC), the State Theatre in New Jersey (New Brunswick) and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery), among others. On screen he has been featured in “Guiding Light” along with numerous independent films, including “One Day in January” which debuted at The Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Directing credits include numerous new and classic works in New York City and regionally including Caryl Churchill’s “Three More Sleepless Nights” with the Present Company and “Temple” with Bridge Club Productions, along with several plays in such venues as the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival in Manhattan. As a producer he was a founding member of BAMA Theatre Company, a classical theatre company based in NYC, and was awarded the Excellence in Directing Award from the New York International Fringe Festival for BTC’s production of “Hamlet”. Greg is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center and received his Master of Fine Arts at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Before relocating to California he also served as the Creative Development Coordinator with Blue Man Group Productions.

Associate Professor of Drama

Previously to arriving to Delta Drama, Ms. Temple served as a core faculty member at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado.  In addition she has taught at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, University of Colorado at Denver, University of Denver, Denver School of the Arts, Studio 33 and Stanford University. Directing credits include ShipwreckedMen in Film and Top Girls (National Theatre Conservatory), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Steamboat Springs), Savage in LimboAmerican Notes, and Abundance, (Sis Tryst, Denver), Stage Door (Byron Theatre, University of Denver), On Golden PondSteel Magnolias and Driving Miss Daisy (SHO at the Barth Hotel, Denver) and Date* for Off-Center @ The Jones, as well as at The Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts in Arizona. She has been a member of Actor’s Equity Association for twenty-five years appearing on stage regionally and in New York City. Film work includes the role of Dianne Feinstein in the film “Milk” directed by Gus Van Sant. Ms. Temple received her BFA from New York University and her MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.


Costume Shop Supervisor

Jennifer Barker Gatze started working full-time at Delta October 2010. She attended San Joaquin Delta College and completed the Technical Theatre program at the time. She has resided in the Central Valley for most of her life, but prior to her employment at Delta she spent time in Utah as an Apprentice to a Master Tailor. Her costume designs include work on productions such as The Glass Menagerie, The Bald Soprano, A Christmas Carol, Side By Side, A Little Night Music, Ordinary People, Forbidden Planet, and Animal Farm. Jennifer has been nominated for several SARTA Elly Awards for creative works in the past.

Drama Assistant/Scene Shop Supervisor

A Franklin High School Graduate and U.S. Navy Veteran, Mark joined the Delta College staff in January 2009. He has been involved in technical theatre production for over 40 years. Prior to his employment at Delta, Mark was the Technical Director at Stockton Civic Theatre. He has also been employed as Technical Director for Sierra Repertory Theatre at both their East Sonora theatre and at the historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park and as Technical Director for the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre and Playhouse Merced. Mark has an extensive background as a Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer and Actor. He enjoys very much being on the staff here in the Drama Department and the Delta Center for the Performing Arts.



Ms. Durr holds a MFA from Humboldt State University, Theatre (Honors) and Bachelor of Arts, Drama (summa cum laude) CSU Stanislaus. Dyanne has taught theatre courses, acted in and directed several shows at Humboldt State and in the surrounding area until 2000 when she began serving with the Peace Corps in Russia and later in Latvia. There she taught theatre and English. After her Peace Corps service ended, she moved to Berlin, Germany and taught English in several schools and universities. Upon returning to the United States she continued teaching theatre at San Joaquin Delta College and Merced College. She has also taught oral communications at CSU Stanislaus and humanities and theatre at Modesto Junior College. At Delta she has taught acting classes, improvisation, and currently, “Introduction to Theatre” and theatre history courses. She continues to act in and direct plays and has been here at SJDC since 2005.


Catherine Jennings is an actress and vocalist currently working in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of Delta College and the University of California, Irvine and has earned a Master of Arts in Musical Theatre Performance (with Merit) at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her performance credits include the RCS production of Avenue Q and Noisemaker Production’s Freak Show, both at The Edinburgh Fringe.  She has appeared in Glasgow in a self-directed cabaret at Cottiers Theatre, and was a featured singer in Swingin’ Into Christmas at Stevenson Concert Hall.  She has also appeared at The Criterion Theatre in London as well as in New York City.  Other acting or directing credits include Fiddler in the Roof, Once On This Island, Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, The Music Man, South Pacific, Seussical, and West Side Story to name just a few.


Casey McClellan is an actor, director, and theatre educator based out of Sacramento, CA. His work has been seen at the Public Theatre, Joe’s Pub, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, State Theatre of New Jersey, Cherry Lane Theatre, (le) Poisson Rouge, the B Street Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, The Monomoy Theatre, Soho Playhouse.  He was awarded an Excellence in Performance Award (Hello, My Name is Billy) and an Excellence in Directing Award (Twelfth Night) from the New York International Fringe Festival in consecutive years.  In addition to his work as Adjunct Professor of Drama at San Joaquin Delta College, he serves as the Creative Director of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Burlington, VT. www.caseymcclellan.com


Christina McCollam-Martinez is a scenic designer and lighting designer.  She also serves as adjunct faculty at The University of Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College teaching Theatre.  Christina has worked with Changing Faces Theatre Company as the set/lighting designer and technical director.  In the most recent months, Christina has designed sets and lights for many productions across the state:  The Gambling Lady, A Raisin in the Sun, Treasure Island, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spelling Bee, On Golden Pond, Spoon River Anthology and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.  Assistant Art Director for Book of Daniel.  Current Productions are The Whipping Man, The Antigone Project, Andie (film), and Keeper of Aging Souls.


Patricia Rutan received her Bachelor’s degree in Theater from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.  She then spent three years in the US Peace Corps helping to establish theater arts and creative writing as a regular part of public schools’ curriculum in Romania.  While in Eastern Europe she also launched three intensive two-week international drama education conferences in Eastern Europe attracting educators from countries all across Europe.  She then received her Master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University before working for Manhattan Theater Club, a Tony Award winning Broadway theater company.   Since 2010 she has been part of the drama faculty at Delta College.


Jonathan Singer, a native of Stockton and a graduate of Delta Colleges Actors Training Program, has come back to teach and design costumes. He is a graduate of The University of Minnesota with his MFA in Costume Design and Technology and has his BA from CSU Stanislaus in Theater Arts. As a freelance costume designer and cutter draper, he has worked with multiple companies including; Livermore Shakespeare Associates, Crowded Fire Theater, SF, The Guthrie Theater, MN, CSU Stanislaus, Livermore Valley Opera, The University of Minnesota and Berkeley Playhouse. Recently he designed Bus Stop and The Visit here at Delta and this last summer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with  Livermore Shakespeare Associates.