Fulbright Senior Scholar
2003 Senior Scholar of Design and Design Technology
University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest, Romania
Course work included instruction in both scenic and lighting design, use of digital technologies, and specific instruction on both AutoCAD 2002 and Vectorworks. Traditional lighting design instruction focused on instrumentation, fixtures and plotting.
MFA 1989 Northwestern University
- Scenic and Lighting Design
- Thesis: The Seagull - Mainstage production with season's largest budget.
- Thesis: Macbeth - A design study based on the Guthrie Theatre. Project included renderings, sketches, and studio drawings for all design elements: sets, costumes, and lights. The full package included over 100 renderings and plates.
1982 New York University: School of the Arts
- Scenic and Lighting Design
MA 1977 Bowling Green State University
- Scenic and Costume Design
- Thesis: Galileo - Mainstage production. A thesis research and scenic design project.
BS 1975 Western Michigan University
- Curriculum - Secondary Education
- Majors and certification in Theatre and Art
1996 Beloit College Associate Professor of Design, Theatre Arts Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, and Technical Director Design and oversee construction, budget, and production schedule for five annual productions (four theatrical and one dance). Professor of Design and Stage Management Course curricula include: Introduction to Design and Technology (a foundation course for all department majors), Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Stage Management, Stagecraft, Property Design and Construction, Graphics, Scene Painting, and additional courses as need and interest require.
1994-96 Mankato State University Assistant Professor - Lighting Designer and Technical Director Lighting Designer and Technical Director Design and oversee shop, budget, and schedules for five mainstage and five studio theatre productions annually. Graduate and Undergraduate course instruction Course curricula include: graduate and undergraduate courses in Lighting Design, Drafting for the Theatre, and Design/Portfolio Seminar. For undergraduate only, Introduction to Design and Technology, a foundation course for all department majors.
1984-89 Northwestern University Scenic Designer and Production Manager - Northwestern University Opera Production manager and designer for university opera five years running. Annual operation budget exceeded $120,000. Responsibilities included overseeing budget, hiring support staff - designers and craft personnel, and managing negotiations between IATSE and USA constituents.
1986 Northwestern University Designer/Technical Director for SummerFest, a summer repertory season of four productions
1982-83 Centenary College Instructor of Scenic and Lighting Design and Technical Director
1979-81 The University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Instructor of Scenic and Costume Design
1977-79 Ocean County College Scenic, Lighting, Costume Designer, and Technical Director
USA United Scenic Artists, Local 829 - Scenic Design member since 1991 Professional design credits include: Victory Gardens Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Body Politic, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Wheaton College, Roosevelt University, and Apple Tree Theatre, all of Chicago; Milwaukee Chamber Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
USITT Member of United States Institute of Theatre Technology
1995 Broadway Lighting Master Classes 95, New York City Four day professional lighting design seminar led by Jules Fisher and including Peggy Eisenhauer, Beverly Emmons and Gil Wechsler
1999 LDI, Lighting Design Institute International lighting design convention. Course study included design workshops in AutoCAD2000, 3DViz and moving lights.
2000 TTALA, Teaching Technology Across the Liberal Arts Five-day workshop conducted at Grinell College which included instruction in design teaching strategies within web-based technologies.
Professional and Free-Lance Employment Profile
1997 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, USA Scenic Design & Costume Design
1995 Highlands Theatre, Scenic Design & Lighting Design
1990-93 Victory Gardens Theatre, USA Scenic Designer
1991-93 Universal Pictures, Scenic Artist/Carpenter
1988-93 Becker Brothers Scenic Studio
1992 Roosevelt University, USA Scenic Designer 1988 Apple Tree Theatre, Scenic Designer
1987 New American Theatre, Scenic Designer
1987 Wheaton College, Scenic/Lighting Designer
1986 Northwestern University, Scenic Designer
1986 Lifeline Theatre, Scenic Designer
1986 Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Lighting Design Assistant
1985 Highlands Playhouse, Lighting Designer/Technical Director
1984-85 DesMoines Opera, Scenic Design Assistant
Scenic Design American College Theatre Festival - Regional award, best design The Existential Gourmet, Beloit College - 2001
Scenic Design American College Theatre Festival - Regional award, best design Love of a Nightingale, Beloit College - 1999
Joseph Jefferson Award Lighting Design Assistant to Michael Merrit Hamlet, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, 1986
Scenic Design American College Theatre Festival - National award, best design My Sister in This House, Centenary College, 1982
2003 The Fan, Private Eyes, She Stoops to Conquer - Beloit College
2002 Jesus Christ Superstar, Hedda Gabler, The Divine Miss Dee, The Cripple of Inishman, Chelonia - Beloit College
2001 The Curate Shakespeare, Phone Noir, The Existential Gourmet, Buried Child, Chelonia - Beloit College
2000 Brigadoon, A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot & Storm Warnings - A Dry Place, Arcadia, Tongue of a Bird, Chelonia - Beloit College
1999 Lysistrata, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Love of the Nightingale, The Homecoming, Chelonia - Beloit College
1998 The Cherry Orchard, Losing Father's Body, The Steamie, Chelonia, Camille - Beloit College
1997 Briar Patch, Goodbye Freddy, Joined at the Head, Chelonia, Arsenic & Old Lace - Beloit College
Valley Song Milwaukee -Chamber Theatre
1996 Cabaret, Bus Stop - Beloit College
Sweeney Todd, She Stoops to Conquer - Mankato State University
1995 Richard III, A Chorus Line, Pajama Game, Lost in Yonkers - Mankato State University
1994 South Pacific, Stepping Out - Mankato State University
1993 The Death of Zukasky - Victory Gardens Theatre
1992 Scorched Earth - Victory Gardens
Spring Awakening, The Velveteen Rabbit - Roosevelt University
1990 Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro - Northewestern University Opera
1989 Barber of Seville - Northwestern University Opera
Inherit the Wind New -American Theatre
1988 Godspell - Wheaton College
1987 The Sunshine Boys, Candide, Extremities - Moorhead State University
Painting Churches - Wisdom Bridge Theatre
Dialogue of the Carmelites - DesMoines Opera
1986 Pinter Plays - Lifeline Theatre
In the Middle of Nowhere in the Middle of the Night, 'night Mother - Wisdom Bridge Theatre
Good, Seagull - Northwestern University
1985 Foxfire, 1776, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Good Doctor - Highlands Playhouse
1984 My Sister in This House, Trixie True Teen Dective - Centerary College