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Department of Theatre & Dance Staff


Donna Conklin

Donna Conklin, MSM, CAP
Academic Assistant to the Chair 
Trahern 205

(931) 221-6767

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Donna Conklin is the Academic Assistant to the Chair. Donna is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee and a USAF military wife who has lived in several states throughout the 20 years of Air Force life. Before moving back to Donna’s hometown, she was the Human Resources Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. Donna is a member of SHRM and IAAP. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Touro University and Master of Science in Management from APSU.

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Charlie Krantz
Technical Director
Trahern 240
(931) 221-1076

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Charlie Krantz is a proud alumni of APSU. They graduated (2020) with a BFA in Acting/Directing and a passion for technical work. During their studies at Austin Peay they would perform in shows and serve in various crew positions (sometimes simultaneously). Charlie has always valued the ability to be well rounded in whatever field you find yourself in, and they believe that APSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance gives students the tools to do just that. 

They have worked for such companies as: Little Theatre on the Square and Maples Repertory Theatre. They were also offered an internship at Lexington Children’s Theatre before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled their 2020-2021 season. 

One of Charlie’s main goals is to create a comfortable and affirming space for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty.