UAA Campus is Open

We are pleased to report the UAA Anchorage campus will open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, following last Friday's earthquake. The Chugiak-Eagle River Campus will remain closed, but classes will resume in alternative locations. Students should check UAOnline for their new meeting location. As you return to campus, we encourage you to check the web page for important safety tips and resources about how to submit work requests to facilities for repairs. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Ty Hewitt

Ty Hewitt

Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance
ARTS 326

(907) 786- 1740


  • M.F.A., Acting & Directing, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • B.F.A., Theatre Arts, Southern Oregon University


Born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, Ty has worked as an actor, director, teacher and fight choreographer for productions in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Theatre credits include Profile Theatre's (Portland, OR) Sam Shepard season, playing Vince in Buried Child, the Speaker in Tongues and as a guest lecturer on the nature of violence in Shepard's plays. Other Portland theatre credits include The Scene at Portland Playhouse and On The Table with the Sojourn Theatre. Ty performed in deCOMPOSITION, a theatre piece which he co-wrote, in Seattle and NYC. New York credits include Opus D'Amour at Theatre Lab, Babel Tower with Round Table Ensemble and Orsino in Aquila Theatre's Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center. Other theatre credits include Provincetown Theatre (Cape Cod), Coterie Theatre (Kansas City), and Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (Louisville). Ty has a BFA from Southern Oregon University and an MFA from UMKC.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • THR A121- Acting I, Fundamentals
  • THR A222- Voice
  • THR A311 - Representative Plays I
  • THR A328 - Acting Shakespeare
  • THR A490- Advanced Acting/Scene Study
  • THR A490 - Movement: Violence and the Text
  • THR A490- Acting 3, Period Styles