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About me

Over 40 years of professional work my design experience has ranged widely, with dozens of set and costume designs in Florida, New York, and New England, encompassing Lort regional theatres, NYC, summer stock, amusement parks, a national tour, and an independent film.  My scenic art/painting work includes theatre, entertainment, industrials, museum, and corporate clients including over 2 years as a scenic artist for Walt Disney World.  I’ve created artwork for exhibition in public spaces - the Tube in London and Los Angeles, a billboard in New Orleans, and in an installation at Suntrust Square in Orlando. In London, Berlin, Orlando, and LA, my artwork has been exhibited in galleries, as well as in a digital showcase in Venice, in an online gallery responding to the 2016 election, and on The Nation’s Opp Art online daily political protest page. This wide variety of experience has grounded me in the importance of being seen as an artist who listens and observes, brings a lot of ideas and energy to the table in collaborations, has solutions for practical aspects of fabrication, and maintains a strong work ethic. 

 

Although interested in acting at first, I had not discovered theatre design until my sophomore year at WVU after semesters of fine art, when I recognized that it was the perfect combination for my skills and interests. Just after graduation I was fortunate to be hired professionally to set up and manage a costume shop and design for the Sandusky, Ohio-based amusement park, Cedar Point, Inc.  Five years and 70 shows later, I returned to theatre through my graduate studies at UCONN, having accumulated an initial background of varied experiences. 

As an educator, guiding young artists to find their unique voices through discovering and working a creative process is the through thread in the pedagogy that I have developed at Tufts University and Rollins College, and am always striving to improve. Over the past 30 years, I have found that the idea of theatre performances that transcend materials and evoke a deeper audience connection echos through my teaching methods and ideals based on the dual aspects of my artistic life and work.  

 

Throughout my career I have been fortunate to teach and design in Liberal Arts schools that have been open to and encouraged the exploration of creative methodology and experimentation in theatre labs. In my pedagogy I use every aspect of my creative work and experience to support students’ growth towards building confidence in expressing their ideas so that they can become effective collaborators. The design project discussions in my studio classes emphasize students gaining the confidence to listen and be open to change, and the drawing and painting projects aim at students acquiring the tools to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. I am always in the process of seeking to better develop a method to model and encourage creative process and support my students’ first steps into becoming creative artists, regardless of what area of theatre, art, or design they are drawn to.

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Set Design, Costume Design, Scenic art, Drawing, Painting, Airbrush, Prop Fabrication, Upholstery, Hand Drafting, Model Making, Sewing, Quilting, Draping, Patterning, Makeup, Millinary, Costume Crafts

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Resume and CV

LISA CODY-RAPPORT

EDUCATION

1989 MFA University of Connecticut Theatre Design Set/Costumes

1981 BFA West Virginia University Theatre Design/Tech

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2002 – Present Rollins College Sr. Artist-in-Residence - Set & Costume Design

1995 - 1999 Rollins College Visiting Assist. Professor/Resident Designer

1989 -1995 Tufts University Lecturer/Designer

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT 

2000 – 2002 Show Finisher - Painter - Walt Disney World MGM/Hollywood Studios Scenic Shop

1989 - present Freelance Set and Costume Designer Various Employers - NY, MA, CT, VA, WV, and FL

1989 - present Freelance Scenic Artist Various Employers - NY, MA, MD, NH, and FL

1999 fall - Wardrobe Designer - Who Wants to Marry My Husband Ind. Film Company, New Smyrna Beach, FL

1981-1986 Costume Designer and Shop Manager - Cedar Point Inc. Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL - SET DESIGN

The Playwright’s Round Table - Orlando, FL   2018

     GEIST

The Depot Theatre - Westport, NY   2006

     CAMELOT

     AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

The Worcester Foothills Theatre Company - Worcester, MA   1993-95

     THE MOUSETRAP

     ALL NIGHT STRUT

     TEN BY SIX

     THE LION IN WINTER

The Barter Theatre - Abington, VA   1994

     THE LITTLE FOXES

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - Lowell, MA   1994

     OLEANNA

Peter DiMuro & Assoc./Dance Umbrella - Boston, MA   1993

     VENICE; A BRIDGE ABRIDGED

PROFESSIONAL - COSTUME DESIGN

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre - Orlando, FL   2005-07

    AS YOU LIKE IT

    TRAPEZIUM

Isidis Films - Director Anne Martinot - Orlando, Fl  1999-2000

     WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY HUSBAND  (movie released 2002)

Florida Stage - W. Palm Beach, FL   1999

    THE ADJUSTMENT

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - Lowell, MA   1991-95

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL (3 seasons)

    OLEANNA

    TALLY”S FOLLY

The Blue Heron Theatre - New York City, NY.   1992

    VIVA CUMMINGS! - Selected for International Caracas Theatre Festival

Underground Railway Theatre - Boston, MA   1992

    WASHED UP, MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN

The National Theatre of the Deaf - Stonington, CT   1990

    THE ODYSSEY – National Tour

Shepherd University - Shepherdstown, WV   1991

    THE CRUCIBLE

 

Cedar Point Theme Park Sandusky, OH   1981-86

Costume Designer/Manager

     70 live show costume designs (3 to 18 performers) - 14 shows per season

I would design, shop, pattern, drape, cut, and fit every costume. I hired 3 stitchers annually to construct all costumes and handled a budget of over $100K. Keystone Kops Bands, Hobo Bands, Magicians, Dixie Bands, Saloon Singers, Barbershop and Beautyshop Quartets, Vaudeville Revues, Country Rock Bands, Top Forty Variety Shows, and the year-round Amazement Park Revue.

PROFESSIONAL - LEAD SCENIC ARTIST

Disney / MGM Studios - Orlando, FL   2001-02

     various locations and projects

Production Associates - Orlando, FL   1999

     ARABIAN KNIGHTS

The Barrow Group – La MAMA ETC. New York, NY   1992

     TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD

The Blue Heron Theatre Group - Mazur Theater New York, NY   1991

     WE ARE YOUR SISTERS

Nora Theatre – Harvard University Cambridge, MA   1993-95

     A TIT, A DYKE, AND SOME GIN

     SPOILS OF WAR

     LOOT

Nutmeg Theatre / Connecticut Rep Theatre - Storrs, CT   1988

     HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES

     LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

     MAN OF LA MANCHA

     

 

THEATRE AND CORPORATE

Scenic Artist Freelance Employment 1988 - present

Disney/MGM Studios Scenic Shop (Show Finisher) - Orlando, FL (2000-2002)

The Scenic Shop - Clermont, FL

Production Associates - Orlando, FL

Three Acres Productions - Orlando, FL

FX Scenic Studios - Oviedo, FL

RKG Productions - Rockville, MD

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - Lowell, MA

The Worcester Foothills Theatre Company - Worchester, MA

Lyric Stage - Boston, MA

Nickerson Theatre - Boston, MA

Nora Theatre - Cambridge, MA

North Country Center for the Arts - Lincoln, NH

American Stage Festival - Milford, NH

Brandeis University - Waltham, MA

Trinity College - Hartford, CT

Corporate Art and Mural Design: Cody-Rapport Murals   1999-2001

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, FL

     3 Ballroom Paintings - 'Great concerts at the Filmore'

     1 Boardroom Painting - Avalon Ballroom

Hard Rock Café Houston, TX

     Restaurant - Dome mural - 'Psychedelic Universe'

     8 Soffit Paintings - red and turquoise electric guitar

Orlando Science Center Orlando, FL

     Prehisto-Rock! – Backdrop Mural

     The Birthday Place –3 Full Room Murals

Hotel Continental Pilsen, Czech Republic

     Themed Guestrooms – Art Nouveau / Deco style motifs and trim

ARTWORK Public Art, Online, Billboards, and Galleries

2017 ART IN ODD PLACES ORLANDO: NOISE Orlando, FL 11/10 – 11/12

     Seaside Plaza at Orange Ave/Church St.

     'LISTEN' Installation – 8 fabric paintings, covering planters

2017 THE NATION MAGAZINE ONLINE in “Opp Art” 11/8 - Present

     Published and Featured on 1st anniversary of Presidential Election. 

     Selected from ‘UnNatural Election’ Online Gallery

     'oops' Digital Photograph

2017 THE BIENNIAL PROJECT (Boston-based) Venice, Italy,  May - June 

     Digital Gallery at Venice Biennial

     'oops' Digital Photograph

2017 ART BELOW LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, CA 2/13 – 2/28 

     LA Grand Central Station and Sur le Mur Gallery at PDC

     'oops' Digital Photograph – Billboard and Print

2016 ART BELOW ‘POP UP’ NEW ORLEANS New Orleans, LA,  2/1 – 2/28

     MLK Jr. Blvd billboard, and Gallery Orange on Royal St.

     'Euphoria' Pastel – Billboard and Print

2015 FLU GAMES BERLIN Berlin, Germany, 9/25 – 10/7,

     Malzfabrik – Jelmoni Gallery

     'Blue Gargoyle' Painting

    'Angel' Painting

2015 ART OF ANGEL London, UK, 1/3 – 1/16

     Angel Station and The Candid Arts Trust gallery

     'Elevation' Painting and Billboard

2014 ART BELOW PIMLICO London. UK,  10/20 – 11/2 

     Pimlico Station and The Framer’s Gallery

     'Ascendant' Painting and Billboard

     'Declination' Painting and Billboard

2014 ART BELOW SUMMER SHOW London, UK,  6/21 – 7/6

     Westborne Park Station and London’s West Bank Gallery

     'Ascendant' Painting and Billboard

     'Declination Painting' and Billboard

2014 ART OF ANGEL London, UK,  1/13 – 1/27

     Angel Station and The Candid Arts Trust gallery

     'Angel' Painting and Billboard

2013 ART BELOW REGENT’S PARK London, UK,  10/7 – 11/4

     Regent’s Park, Pimlico Station, and The Underground Gallery

     'Blue Gargoyle' Billboard and Print

     'Via Garibaldi' Pastel – Billboard

ACADEMIC SET & COSTUME DESIGN & Student Designer MENTORING

 

The Annie Russell Theatre – Rollins College, Winter Park, FL 1995 - Present

 

2022 in progress

   Set - WATER BY THE SPOONFUL (dir. N Bazo)

   Set - A DOLLS HOUSE : PART 2 (dir. T Ouellette)

   Set - NEXT TO NORMAL (dir. M Barnes, co-designed with L Cushman)

    Set - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (dir. M DiQuatro)

 

2021 

   Scenic Artist - SWEAT (des.  Cushman)

   Set - LOST IN YONKERS (dir. T Ouellette)

   Set - A CELEBRATION of WOMEN’S VOICES in MUSICAL THEATRE (dir. M. Barnes/E. Zivot)

   Mentored Set Designer Nicole Rozanski AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (dir. Beth Lincks)

   Mentored Costume Designer Leah Breault - AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (dir. Beth Lincks)

 

2020

   Mentored Costume Designer Jena Lang - THE WOLVES (dir. Dr. Marianne DiQuatro)

   SetTHE OHIO STATE MURDERS (Zoom) (dir. Dr. Hilary Cooperman)

   Mentored Set Designer Mac Gifford - THE EMPTY SPACE (Zoom) (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Mentored Set Designer Nicole Rozanski - CRY IT OUT (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Mentored Costume Designers Leah Breault - THE OHIO STATE MURDERS (Zoom) (dir. Dr. Hilary Cooperman)

   Mentored Costume Designer Jena Lang - THE EMPTY SPACE (Zoom)  (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Mentored Costume Designer Mariah Haskell - CRY IT OUT  (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN (dir. Dr. Marianne DiQuatro)

   Mentored Costume Designer Jena Lang - THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN

 

2019

   Set - PRIVATE LIES (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer AnnMarie Morrison - PRIVATE LIES (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Set - THE HUMANS (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designers Jena Lang & Margot Cramer - JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLIAN

 

2018

   Set - AVENUE Q (guest dir. Tim Williams)

   Set - 12 ANGRY JURORS (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Set - THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE (dir. Eric Zivot)

 

2017

   Set - THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (guest dir. Tony Simotes)

   Costumes - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (dir. Dr. Marianne DiQuatro)

   Set - URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Mentored Costume Designer Haley Benson - URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL

   Set - A PIECE OF MY HEART (dir. Dr. Marianne DiQuatro)

 

2016

   Set - UPTON ABBEY (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Katie Stine - UPTON ABBEY

   Set - THE FOREIGNER (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - EXPECTING ISABEL (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Daniel Martinez - EXPECTING ISABEL

 

2015

   Set - REEFER MADNESS (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Mentored Costume Designer Annie Trombo - TARTUFFE (guest dir. Christopher Jones)

   Set - GUYS AND DOLLS (dir. Missy Barnes)

   Mentored Set Designer Rebecca Kleinman - MACHINAL (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Annie Trombo - MACHINAL

 

2014

   Set - WORKING (dir. Dr. Jennifer Cavenaugh)

   Costumes - OUR TOWN (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Mentored Set Designer Molly Finnegan - OUR TOWN

   Set - THE LOST COMEDIES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Annie Trombo & Makeup Designer Jena Lang - THE LOST COMEDIES OF WILL SHAKES

   Set - THE CLEAN HOUSE (dir. Aradhana Tiwari)

 

2013

   Set - THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Costumes - SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

   Set - ANNA IN THE TROPICS (dir. David Charles)

 

2012

   Set - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (dir. Jennifer Toohey)

   Set - THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST (dir. Eric Zivot)

   Mentored Set Designer Nicole Bianco- LOVE’S LABOURS LOST (dir. Eric Zivot)

   Costumes - PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (guest dir. Chris Jones)

   Mentored Set Designer Charlie Jicha - PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

 

2011

   Set - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (dir. John DiDonna)

   Mentored Costume Designer Kyra Wagner - THE SWEETEST SWING (dir. Dr. Jennifer Cavanaugh)

   Mentored Set Designer Nicole Bianco - LETTERS TO SALA (guest dir. Eric Nightengale)

   Set - IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Kyra Wagner - IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME

 

2010 - (partial adoption/maternity leave)

   Set - HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Mentored Costume Designer Alexandria Vazquez - PLAYHOUSE CREATURES (dir. Dr. Jennifer Cavanaugh)

 

2009

   Costumes - ANTIGONE (dir. Eric Zivot/John DiDonna)

   Mentored Costume Designer Jennifer Bevan - I HATE HAMLET (dir Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - CABARET (dir. Kevin Grey)

   Set - A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (guest dirs. Todd Espeland & Allison Williams)

 

2008

   Costumes - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (guest dir. Fred Chappell)

   Set - THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG (guest dir. Margot Moreland)

   Mentored Set Designer Stephanie Duffee - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Set - MURDER WE WROTE (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Desiree Massucci - MURDER WE WROTE (dir. Dr. David Charles)

 

2007 - (partial adoption/maternity leave)

   Set - GYPSY (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Set - HENRY V (dir. Eric Zivot)

   Mentored Set Designer George Sciarrano - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Mentored Costume Designer Lindsay Folks - EQUUS (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

 

2006

   Mentored Set Designer Julianne Austin - THE MOUSETRAP (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (dir. Dr. Jennifer Cavenaugh)

   Set - LEND ME A TENOR (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

   Mentored Costume Designer Corey Schreck - LEND ME A TENOR

   Mentored Set Designer Stacey Norwood - ALL MY SONS (dir. Eric Zivot) 

 

2005

   Set - STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Mentored Costume Designer Corey Schreck - STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW

   Mentored Costume Designer Stacy Norwood - PACK OF LIES (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Susan Williams - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Set - A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/ (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Mentored Set Designer Stacey Norwood  - A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE (guest dir. Michael Nostrand)

   Set - TWELFTH NIGHT (dir. Dr. David Charles)

   Mentored Costume Designer Maureen Phelan - TWELFTH NIGHT

 

2004

   Set - BABES IN ARMS (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

   Mentored Costume Designer Stacey Norwood - EXTREMITIES (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Costumes - THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

   Mentored Costume Designers Lizzy Silverio & Mo Phelan - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

 

2003

   Set - NOISES OFF! (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set & Costumes - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Costumes - 2X ALBEE – THE SANDBOX & ZOO STORY (dir. Peg O’ Keefe)

   Costumes - THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

 

2002

   Set - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set - INTO THE WOODS (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

 

2000

   Set - MAN OF LA MANCHA (As a guest designer) (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

 

1999

   Costumes - CHARLEY’S AUNT (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

   Mentored Costume Designer Emily Gill - THE BACCHAE - (dir. James Prescott)

   Set - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Mentored Costume Designer Emily Gill - ROLLINS DANCE

   Mentored Costume Designer Jessica Hasara - FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM ( dir. Joseph Nassif)

 

1998

   Set - PIPPIN (dir. James Prescott)

   Set - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Mentored Costume Designer Emily Gill - ROLLINS DANCE

   Set - YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

 

1997

   Set - BLOOD BROTHERS (dir. James Prescott)

   Set - THE FORIEGNER (dir. Thomas Ouellette)

   Set & Costumes - ROLLINS DANCE (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Set - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

 

1996

   Set & Costumes - THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

   Set - ANYTHING GOES! (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Set & Costumes - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - ballet (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

   Set - ORPHEUS DESCENDING (dir. James Prescott)

   Costumes - THE LADY FROM MAXIM’S (dir. Dr. Joseph Nassif)

 

1995

   Set - MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 (dir. Dr. Charles Rodgers)

   Set & Costumes - CABARET (dir. Dr. Robert Sherry)

Tufts University - Medford, MA 1989 - 1995 - Balch Arena Theatre 

Set Designs - various directors

     THE WINTER’S TALE

     THE BIRDS

     CLOUD NINE

Costume Designs - various directors

     THE VISIT

     THE THREE PENNY OPERA

     THE GOLDEN AGE

     GHETTO

     MARAT SADE

     RICHARD III (deconstructed)

Univ. of Connecticut - Storrs, CT 1987-1989 - Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Set Design 

     JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

     THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Costume Design

     THE SEAGULL (Thesis production)     

     A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT   1988 - Nutmeg Summer Theatre

Costume Design

     JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

     HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES

University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT   1987 - 1989 - Mobius Theatre

Set Design 

     WHAT WE DO

Costume Design 

     RASHOMON​

West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV 1979-1981 -  Studio Theatre

Costume Design 

     ANGEL CITY

     THE WORLD OF CARL SANDBURG

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Classes Taught

Rollins College - Sr. Artist-in-Residence, Theatre Design  2002 - Present 

THE 112 - Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (2x per yr.)

Focuses on exploring fundamentals of design communication through active engagement in the hands-on creative process. Emphasizes visual communication and critical response. Projects include drawing, painting, and collage as each student develops their original idea through the semester to create a unique fully designedscenography including costume, set, and lights.

THE 321 - Set Design (1x every 2 yrs.)

Applies creative concepts, text analysis, research, and visual communication techniques to scenic design. Draws texts from varying time periods and styles. Develops drawing and painting skills. Prepares students for each stage of set design development.

THE 323 - Costume Design (1x every 2 yrs.)

Applies creative concepts, text analysis, research, and visual communication techniques to costume design. Draws texts from varying time periods and styles. Develops drawing and painting skills. Prepares students for each stage of costume design development.

THE 221 - Design/Tech Studio (scene painting, costume patterning) (1x every 2 yrs.)

Addresses the communication between theatrical design and technology. In a studio setting, students learn advanced techniques to design, draw, construct, paint, sculpt, sew, and light a variety of projects in scene painting, costume patterning, and props.

THE 481 - Design/Tech Portfolio Capstone (1x per yr.)

Focuses on designing and developing an aesthetically pleasing portfolio that incorporates a capstone and demonstrates the student’s capabilities and achievements for presentation at graduate school and professional interviews.

THE 202 - Performance Design (1x every 4 yrs.)

Addresses the aesthetic and immersive aspects of theatrical expression, utilizing both performance as representation of ideas and meanings, and design through abstract concepts and tangible processes and materials, in the service of crafting meaningful performances that do not rely heavily on texts and script-centric work. Students will gain confidence in their ability to make an artistic contribution as they collectively devise ways to communicate through a sequence of interpretive projects.

Field Study: Theatrical Design at the Prague Quadrennial (1x every 4 yrs.)

The Prague Quadrennial is the pre-eminent performance design exhibition in the world. The PQ is a 10-day event in Prague that encompasses performances, workshops, lectures, discussions, and collaborative presentations in a variety of performance design disciplines and genres including site-specific, immersive, multi-media performances and performance art, dance, costume, light, sound, and stage design, and theatre architecture. Students stay near the historic Old Town city center, participate in or attend at least 2 events per day, and compile a journal of reviews and critiques for daily discussion and synthesis.

Field Study: Performance Design at the Edinburgh Festival (1x every 4 yrs.)

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, with over 3,548 international performances from 60 nations taking place in 317 venues over a 25-day period. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might otherwise not be invited to a more conservative festival. Students live in a group apartment, attend at least 2 events per day from the variety of unique performances at The Fringe; and compile a journal of reviews and critiques for daily discussion and synthesis. experiencing the culture and history of Edinburgh, Scotland and its ties to the international theatre scene.

THE 350 Topics: Make-up Design (as needed)

Teaches and applies drawing, color theory, and research to makeup design. Students will work hands-on creating eight makeup designs with full storyboards, including research, color swatches, and photos of finished makeup designs.

THE 350 Topics: Scenic Art (as needed)

Teaches and applies drawing, painting, and color theory techniques to scenic art. Students will work hands-on to create at least three scenic panels - a trompe l’oeil, an illustration, and a translucency.

MM 150 Creative Process in Design (Gen Ed - as needed)

Students learn design processes to tap their individual creativity and develop original designs working with research, inspiration, and collaboration. Includes expressive drawing, painting, and collage.

rFLA 200A-14 You Can Design: Make It Work! (Gen Ed - as needed)

Students learn how to utilize design processes to create a visual brand for a smart phone cover, learn to draw expressively, develop an innovative design for a household item based on period research, and create a mask persona for a masquerade!

DIS in MainStage Costume/Set Design & Scenic Artist (1-2+ per yr.)

Tutorial – Involves intensive research, creative design process, collaboration, and hands-on production with instructor and design/production team for the selected production. Meets weekly and requires completed design for MainStage theatrical production.

DIS in Assist. & Assoc. Costume/Set Design & Scenic Artist (3-6+ per yr.)

Tutorial – Involves intensive research, creative design process, collaboration, and hands-on production with instructor and the set or costume designer for the selected production. Meets weekly and requires specific completed tasks in area of design support for MainStage theatrical production.

Instruct Scenic Painting Crews for MainStage Productions (4x per yr.)

Provides practical experience in scene painting on major productions at Annie Russell Theatre. Requires minimum 10 hours per week.

 

Rollins College - Classes Taught - 1995 -1999

Visiting Assistant Professor 

  Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (2x per yr.)

  Set Design (1x every 3 sems.)

  Costume Design (1x every 3 sems.)

  Make-up Design (as needed)

  Scene Painting (J-term – as needed)

  DIS in MainStage Costume/Set Design, & Scenic Artist (as needed)

  DIS in Assist. & Assoc. Costume/Set Design & Scenic Artist (as needed)

  Instruct Scenic Painting Crews for MainStage Productions (as needed)

  Instruct Properties for MainStage Productions (as needed)

 

Tufts University - Classes Taught - 1989 -1995

Lecturer in Design

  Introduction to Theatrical Design (1x per yr.)

  Intro to Tech Theatre – Costumes and Painting (1x per yr.)

  Set Design (1x every 2 yrs.)

  Costume Design (1x every 2 yrs.)

  Painting for the Stage (as needed)

  DIS in MainStage Costume/Set Design, & Scenic Artist (as needed)

  DIS in Assist. & Assoc. Costume/Set Design, & Scenic Artist (as needed)

  

Univ. of Connecticut - Classes Taught - 1987 -1989

Instructor/Graduate Assistant

  Costume Construction (2x per yr.)

 

Rollins College Service  1995-present

  Professional Development & Department/College Service 1995 - present

  Professional Development - Attended Devised Dramaturgy Symposium, Prague, 2016

  Professional Development - Attends USITT annual conferences when possible

  Recruiting - Attends SETC conferences as needed - 5 out of 6 recent years

  Advised in SETC Student Costume Construction Portfolio reviews - 2006

  Recruiting - Priscilla Parker Scholarship Weekend - Master class in drawing since 2003

  Adjudicating - Set and Costume Design for Thespian Conferences a Dr. Philips HS (2010, 2011) & Wesley Chapel (2017)

  Department committee member - Sophomore Review, 1995 - present

  Department committee member - Junior Roundtable, 1995 - present

  Department committee member - Racial Justice in Production Area summer 2020

 

 

References and interview upon request.

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