Kent Goetz

Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University
430 College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850
office(607)254-2707 fax(607) 254-2733


'91 to pres - Resident Scene Designer, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell
'05 to pres - Professor, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, Cornell University
'02 to '08
- Chair of the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
97' to '05 - Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, Cornell University
'91 to '97
- Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Arts, Cornell University

88 -'9
1 - Assistant Professor at Illinois State University's Department of Theatre. University
'85-'88 - Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Drama.

Professional Scene Design

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Fayetteville, AR: Rapture, Blister, Burn Mar ’16 dir.,Shana Gold; Look Away Jan ’15 dir. Benny Ambush

Florida Stage.
Manalapan, FL: Ghostwriter dir. Lou Tyrell; March '10: When the Sun Shone Brighter dir. Lou Tyrell;,March '10 Bridegroom at Blowing Rock dir. Cathey Sawyer; Jan '09;Opus dir. Lou Tyrell, Oct '06; A Marriage Minuet dir. Wendy Goldberg, Oct '05; String of Pearls dir. Joan Vail Thorne, March 05; Permanent Collection dir. by Bill Partlan, March '04; Constant Star dir. Tazewell Thompson, March '03; Bee-luther-hatchee dir.Serett Scott, March '02; The Exact Center of the Universe dir.Joan Vail Thorne, Jan '01; Bicycle Country dir. Benny Ambush, Dec '99.

The Asolo Theatre. Sarasota, FL: String of Pearls dir. Joan Vail Thorne, & Rounding Third dir. Steve Rothman, May 06

The Kitchen Theatre. Ithaca, NY: Lonely Planet Oct '14 dir. Rachel Lamper; Heroes Aug ’13 dir. Margarett Perry; Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune dir. by Rachel Lampert; Sept '12; Red Light Winter dir. by Rachel Lampert; Sept '12; Private Lives Margarett Perry, Sept '10; Chesapeake Margarett Perry, June '10 ;Secret Order dir. by Rachel Lampert, Sept 09 I Become a Guitar Sara Lampert Hoover, Jan '09: Stranger Horse Margarett Perry, Sept '08; Marriage Minuet Margarett Perry, June '07; The Drunken City Rachel Lampert, July '05. Old Times dir. Sheriden Thomas; January '94.

The Hangar Theatre. Ithaca, NY: Ragtime dir. Sidney Burgoyne, June '11: Dirty Blonde dir. Peter Flynn, June '09; Beauty and the Beast dir. Wendy Dann, June '07; Of Mice and Men dir. Joe Calarco, July '04.

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
. Montgomery, AL: Comedy of Errors dir. Ron Wilson, January '04.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
Kansas City, MO: Macbeth dir. Bruce Levitt & Much Ado About Nothing dir. Benny Ambush; June '99.

Geva Theatre.
Rochester, NY: The Old Settler dir. Benny Ambush; Oct '97.

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
Milwaukee, WI; Molly Sweeney dir. Edward Morgan; March '97, Ghosts dir. Edward Morgan; March '96, War Stories of the Twentieth Century dir. Joe Hanreddy; April '95

Madison Repertory Theatre
. Madison, WI; Season's Greetings dir. Scott Glasser; Dec. '96, 10 November dir. Joseph Hanreddy; January '89.

The Skylight Opera Theatre.
Milwaukee, WI: Falsettos dir. Elaine Petricoff; March '96

Illinois Shakespeare Festival
. Normal, IL; The Merry Wives of Windsor, dir. Doug Finlayson, Henry V dir. John Sipes; June '89. The Rivals dir. Cal McClean and Much Ado About Nothing dir. John Kirk; June '90, and Taming of the Shrew dir. Penny Metropulos, Othello dir. Tom Marcus, Antony and Cleopatra dir. Patrick O'Gara; June '91 , The Winter's Tale (sets & lights) dir. David Perry: June '92, and Two Gentlemen of Verona (sets & lights) dir. Cal McClean: June '94.

PhotoSynthesis Productions.
Ithaca, NY; Film - Energy in Action dir. David Gluck for Schlessinger Media, Division of Library Video Corp. Mar '00, Where Does It Come From dir. David Gluck for National Geographic Society Educational Films. July '92

The Body Politic Theatre. Chicago, IL; Importance of Being Earnest dir. Pauline Brailsford; January '90, Artist Descending a Staircase dir. Joe Sadowski. Sept. '90, and The Country Girl dir. Albert Pertalion; March '91.

OFFestival - International Performing Arts Festival.
N.Y., NY; Scenes from the Death of Woyzeck dir. Patrick O'Gara; May '90.

Maine State Music Theatre. Brunswick, ME; The Sound of Music dir. Richard Casper, and Camelot dir. Barry Lewis; June '87.

Madison Opera Company. Madison, WI; La Traviata dir. Arlene Jonhson; March '85, Pagliacci, and Cavalleria Rusticana dir. Brad Schmicker; April '86.

Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Ithaca, NY; Update and Inservice Training Video Mike Allmendinger; July '93.

American Musical Theatre. Mystic, CT; The Music Man dir, James Lee; July '85.

Yale Cabaret.
New Haven, CT; Funeral Tango dir. Martha Dewey; Nov. '82.

University of Wisconsin Summer Theatre. Madison ,WI; Diamond Studs dir. Del Lewis; June '85, Division Street dir. Robert Skloot; July '85, Dames at Sea dir. Tamara Long; June '84, The The Passion of Dracula dir. Jim O'Connor; June '82, and Hooters dir. Robert Skloot; July '82, Sylvias's Real Good Advice dir. Meredith Alexander;June '88, The Gin Game dir. Meredith Alexander, June '89, and The End of the World dir.Bob Skloot, July '89.

Fireside Theatre. Fort Atkinson, WI; Set and lights, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The Music, Man Annie Get Your Gun, Kismet, Student Prince, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, and Oklahoma Ed Flesch; Sept. '82 - March '85.

Connecticut College. New London, CT; The Mistress of the Inn dir. Richard Digby Day; April 84, A Doll's House dir. Linda Herr; Nov. '84, and A Midsummer Night's Dream dir. Jim Lee; April '85.

Green Mountain Guild. (touring company).White River Junction, VT; The Student Prince, On the Town, Hello Dolly, Naughty Marietta, Strider, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Chicago, The Mikado, and Annie, directors Peter Bensinger, Neil Donohoe, Robert O'Neill-Butler, Jon Huberth and Christian Saint-Gerard; June - August '83.

Festival Playhouse. Kalamazoo, MI; Strider, Side by Side by Sondheim, Servant of Two Masters, Jacques Brel. . . ,Death of a Salesman, Tartuffe, and Born Yesterday, Nelda Balch, Artistic Director; June - August '80 and June - August '81.

Design Assistant to Michael Yeargan, Set Designer for The Man Who Came to Dinner at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN; Oct. '84.

Design Assistant to Doug Stein, Set Designer for Tartuffe at Indiana Repertory Theatre and for Terra Nova at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA; Nov. - Dec. '82.

Scenic Artist at the Hartford Stage. Hartford, CT;
And A Nightingale Sang, designed by David Jenkins; Oct. '83.
As You Like It, designed by Michael Yeargan; Nov. '83.
Anatol, designed by John Conklin; Oct. '84.
Desire Under the Elms, designed by Hugh Landwehr; April '85.

Scenic Artist at the Long Wharf Theatre
. New Haven, CT;
The Hostage, designed by Hugh Landwehr; Oct. '83.
Not Quite Jerusalem, designed by Andrew Jackness; Nov. '83.
Accent On Youth, designed by David Jenkins; Nov; '83.

Scenic Artist at the Goodspeed Opera House. East Haddam, CT;
The Gay Divorce, designed by James Joy; March '83.

Scenic Artist/Sculptor at the Julliard School. NY, NY;
Mannon, designed by Hugh Landwehr; Nov. '82.
Love for Love, designed by Doug Stein; Oct. '82.
Braindeath, designed by Linda Hacker; Sept. '82.

Cornell Productions Designed or supervised

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2015/16 Season
On the Verge directed by David Feldshuh
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged directed by Jeff Guyton
All God’s Chillun Got Wings directed by Godfrey Simmons

2014/15 Season
Mineola Twins directed by Beth Milles
Glass Menagerie directed by Bruce Levitt
Blood Wedding directed by Emily Ranii

2013/14 Season
A Lie of the Mind directed by Jesse Turk (senior PMA major)
Titus Andronicus directed by Spencer Whale (senior PMA major)
In the Middle of the Night directed by Beth Milles
Locally Grown Dance Festival choreographed by Jumay Chu & Byron Suber
Far From Canterbury (supervised student scene designer Mara Zimmerman)

2012/13 Season (study leave spring semester)
Emergence dir. Melanie Dreyer
The Adding Machine: the Musicaldir. Michael Doliner
A People dir. Beth Milles

2011/12 Season
No Exit dir. Juli Kleist-Mendez
Long Ago In Maydir. Melanie Dreyer
Hardman dir. Bruce Levitt
The Unfortunates dir. Bruce Levitt

2010/11 Season
Big Love dir. Beth Milles
Our Town dir. Melanie Dreyer
Precious Little dir. Miles Rowland
Learned Ladies dir. Beth Milles

2009/10 Season
Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music dir. David Feldshuh
Romeo & Juliet dir. Melanie Dreyer
2010 Dance Concert dir. Jim Self
The Government Inspector dir. Richard Hamburger

2009/10 Season (on sabbatic leave)
A New Brain dir. Susannah Berryman
MASS by Leonard Bernstein dir. David Feldshuh

2007/08 Season
Passion of Draculadir. David Feldshuh
As You Like It dir. Neal Freeman

2006/07 Season
All My Sonsdir. David Feldshuh
Inherit the Wind dir. Beth Milles

2005/06 Season
The Cradle Will Rockdir. David Feldshuh
Othello dir. Bob Kalfin (guest artist)
Metamorphoses dir. David Feldshuh (supervised student designer Hannah Shafran)
The Skin of Our Teeth dir. Kent Stephens (guest artist)

2004/05 Season
A Raisin in the Sun
dir. Regge Life (guest artist)
Jacques Brel . . . dir. Bruce Levitt (supervised student designer Neil Becker)
Good Person of Szechuan dir. Joanna Settle (guest artist)
The Nero Project dir.Beth Milles

2003/04 Season
Antigone dir. David Feldshuh
Bee Luther Hatchee dir. Stephen Cole
Grapes of Wrath dir. Bruce Levitt

2002/03 Season
Hamlet dir. Bruce Levitt
Betty's Summer Vacation dir. Stephen Cole

2001/02 Season
The Winter's Tale dir. Stephen Cole
The Rez Sisters dir. Randy Reinholz (guest artist)
Waiting for Godot dir. Richard Schechner (guest artist)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest dir.Beth Milles
The Matchmaker dir. David Feldshuh

2000/01 Season
Taming of the Shrew dir. Will Pomerantz (guest artist)
A Piece of My Heart(sets and lights) dir. StephenCole
Vital Signs dir. Beth Milles (supervised student designer Nathan Blanding)
Amadeus dir. David Feldshuh

99/2000 Season (sabbatic spring semester)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie dir. David Feldshuh
It Runs in the Family dir. Stephen Cole (supervised student designer Karen Esswein)
Night of the Iguana
dir. Bob Hall (guest artist)
The House of Yes dir. Sam Gold (supervised student designer Karen Esswein)

1998/99 Season
Equus dir. Bruce Levitt
Twilight Los Angeles dir. Benny Ambush (guest artist)
Twelfth Night dir. Norman Ayrton (guest artist)
The Brecht Project dir. Roger Bechtel (supervised student designer Karen Esswein)
A Flea in Her Ear
dir. Ron Wilson

1997/98 Season

Death of a Salesman dir. David Feldshuh
You Never Can Tell
dir. Ellen Gainor
Crimes of the Heart dir. Stephen Cole (supervised student designer Chris Williams)
Arcadia dir. Ron Wilson

1996/97 Season
All in the Timing dir. Neal Freeman
Angels In America: Part II dir. David Feldshuh
Strider(sets and lights) dir. Bruce Levitt
Richard III dir. Bruce Levitt

1995/96 Season (study leave spring semester)
Importance of Being Earnest dir. Ron Wilson
Fires in the Mirror dir. Benny Ambush
Measure for Measure
dir. David Feldshuh

1994/95 Season
House of Blue Leaves dir. David Feldshuh (supervised student designer Jason Ardazzone)
The Glass Managerie dir. Bruce Levitt
Dancing at Lughnasa
dir. Ron Wilson (supervised student designer Adam Baacke)
A Lie of the Mind dir. Bruce Levitt
The Way of the World
dir, Norman Ayrton (guest artist)

1993/94 Season
As You Like Itdir. by Keith Grant
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dir. Bruce Levitt
Mad Forest dir. Beth Milles (supervised student designer Adam Baacke)
Red Noses dir. Ron Wilson

1992/93 Season
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Ron Wilson
The Royal Family
(sets and lights) dir. Ron Wilson
King Leardir. David Feldshuh

The Cherry Orcharddir. Bruce Levitt
Cabaret dir. Keith Grant
The Rover dir. Ron Wilson
A Mother Goose Odyssey dir. Mark Lynch (guest artist)

Cornell Courses Taught

PMA 4000: Senior Studio (co-taught)
THTR 4640: Advanced Scene Design Studio
PMA 4610: Production Laboratory
PMA 3626: C.A.D. Studio for Theatre
PMA 3640: Scene Design Studio
PMA 3610: Intermediate Production Laboratory
THTR 3010: Mind and Memory (team taught)
THTR 3000: Special Projects in Scene Design
THTR 2630: C.A.D. Studio for Theatre
PMA 2610: Production Crew Laboratory
PMA 2600: Introduction to Theatre Design and Technology (team taught)
THTR 2300: Creating Theatre: an Introduction for Non-Majors (team taught)
PMA 1610: Production Laboratory

University Service

'10 to '13 Member (elected) of University Faculty Committee
'02 to '08
- Member of Faculty Advisory Board for Information Technology (FABIT)
'03/04 - Member University Performance Space Task Force
'02/03 - Member College of Architecture, Art and Planning Curriculum Committee
'01 to '08 - Member of Cornell Council of the Arts (CCA)
'97 - '01 - Member of University Faculty Senate
'01 - Member University Academic Integrity Hearing Board
Sept' '03 - Group leader for First Year Reading Project, Antigone
Sept' '02 - Group leader for First Year Reading Project, Frankenstein
Sept' '01 - Group leader for First Year Reading Project, Guns, Germs and Steel
'98/99 - Member of University Financial Aide Advisory Committee
'92 -'94, & '97 - Member of the College of Arts and Sciences Selection Committee. Reviewed applications for admission.
'94 -'97 - Member of University Hearing Committee

Department Service

'10 to pres - Member of Performance and Events Committee
'02 to '09
- Chair of Department of Theatre, Film and Dance
'91 to pres -Supervisor of Advanced Undergraduate Training Program in Scene Design.
'91 to pres - Member of Events and Season Planning Committee at the Center for Theatre Arts.
'97 to '01 - Director of Production Studies, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance
'05/06 - Chair of Theatre Studies Search Committee
'04/05 - Chair of Theatre Studies Search Committee
'03/04 - Chair of Theatre Studies Search Committee
Fall '01 - Chair, Costume Shop Manager Search Committee
Fall '01 - Member Costume Designer Search Committee
Fall '01 - Member Scenic Artist Search Committee
Fall '01 - Member Properties Supervisor Search Committee
Spr '01 - Member Sound Designer Search Committee
Spr '99 - Member Properties Coordinator Search Committee
Spr '99 - Member Scenic Artist Search Committee
Spr '97 - Member Properties Coordinator Search Committee
Spr '97 - Member Scenic Artist Search Committee
'92/93 - Member of Intro to Theatre Planning Committee at the Center for Theatre Arts.
'92/'93 - Chair of the Greening Committee at the Center for Theatre Arts.
Fall '94 - Chair, Lighting Designer Search Committee
Spr '93 - Member Scenic Artist Search Committee


'12/13 - Member of Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Committee for Andrea Onorato
- Member of Honors Thesis Committee for David Mack, College Scholar
'03/04 - Member of Masters of Architecture Thesis Committee for Youn Hak Kim
'01/02 - Member of Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Committee for Chris Williams
'97/98 - Member of Honors Project Committee for Mary Hoffer, Independent Major.
'94/95 - Member of Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Committee for Julian Hojos


January ’12 Updated tutorials for VectorWorks 20012 which lead the user through exercises that facilitate the use of the application in a theatrical context. This is the eighth update since 1995.

January ’09 Updated and reorganized tutorials for VectorWorks 2009. Consolidated four of the tutorials into two tutorials that more efficiently and economically lead the user through exercises that facilitate the use of the application in a theatrical context. This is the seventh update since 1995.

1994 to 2008 - Five tutorials for VectorWorks CAD application. Self published and available via the internet. Vectorworks Tutorials for Theatre: 1) Drafting the Floorplan, 2) Drafting the Front Elevation, 3) Drafting the Light Plot, 4) Modeling 3d Scenic Space, & 5) Animation, Lighting and Rendering. Tutorials are made available on the web as downloadable PDF files and are used by institutions and inviduals throughout the world to facilitate the use of the application in a theatrical context. Revised every 2-3 years to coincide with VectorWorks upgrades, versions 6-11 & v2008 and v2009.

2004 - Design image for "Rez Sisters", produced at Cornell Oct '01, included in text book Aboriginal Perspectives. Duval House Publishing, Canada. p.224

Fall '94 - Theatre Design and Technology. "CAD for the Mac: An Evaluation of Software for the Theatre."

Spr.' 93 - Theatre Design and Technology. Book Review "Greening Up Our Houses: A Guide to a More Ecologically Sound Theatre."


April ‘04, Oct '05, 'Oct' 08, & Sept '09 - Nemetschek North America Invited by company as a "Preferred Partner" to attend a two day workshop for select users and trainers of the VectorWorks CAD application at corporate headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Previewed upcoming release of latest version VectorWorks, and contributed industry specific ideas to the ongoing development of the application.

April ‘ 02 - Painted Universe. Lansing, NY. Consulted on utilization of commercial CAD applications in design development and execution for company that designs, builds and installs exhibits in science museums.

June ‘02 - Garden City Community College. Lead workshop for theatrical designers using the VectorWorks CAD application.

March '97 - Pear Exibits, LLC. Led one day workshop in using VectorWorks CAD application for exhibit designers at company headquarters in Binghamton, NY .

Other Academic positions

'96 & '98 - Guest Lecturer at California State University Summer Arts Program. Long Beach, CA. Course title " Computer Studio for Scenic Design".

Jan. '00 - Instructor at Wells College for Leadership Week. Topic: CAD Applications for Theatre Production.

Mar.' 93 - Guest Artist at S.U.N.Y Binghamton Department of Theatre. Binghamton, NY: Designed scenery for Macbeth, directed by Andrew Traister.

Mar.' 92
- Guest Artist at S.U.N.Y Binghamton Department of Theatre. Binghamton, NY: Designed scenery for The School for Scandal, directed by Ron Wilson.

April '91 - Guest Artist at Ohio State University. Columbus, OH: for The Beggar's Opera, directed by Rex McGraw.

'88 -'9
1 - Assistant Professor at Illinois State University's Department of Theatre. Normal, Illinois. Taught design courses and served as advisor to graduate students in M.F.A. program in Production Design and Technology.

COURSES TAUGHT; Beginning and Advanced Scene Design, Scene Painting, Stage Management.

DESIGNED SCENERY FOR: The Skin of Our Teeth (sets and lights), lights for School for Scandal, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Thirteenth Thorn, Pygmalion, & Cosi fan Tutti.

SERVICE: Chair of Search Committee for Theatre Studies Faculty, College Faculty Status, Committee for the College of Fine Arts, Curriculum Council for the College of Fine Arts. (Secretary), Elections Committee for the College of Fine Arts, University Facilities Planning Committee, Ewing Arts Festival Advisory Committee, Recruitment and Scholarship Committee, Theatre Dept, Workshop leader at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival , Juried U/RTA Regional Auditions in Design for State of Illinois

85-'88 - Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Drama. Bloomington, Illinois. Taught courses in B.F.A. Theatre Program and supervised undergraduate designers in Lab Theatre productions

COURSES TAUGHT; Stagecraft, Fundamentals of Design, Scene Design, Advanced Theatre Graphics, Scene Painting, Lighting and Sound Design, Advanced Technical Problems, and supervised undergraduate designers in Lab Theatre productions.

DESIGNED SCENERY AND LIGHTS FOR; Gemini, Strider, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Rhinoceros, Private Lives, Painting Churches, Pirates of Penzance, Kelly's, Terra Nova, Arms and the Man, Wings, Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors, The Nerd & Peer Gynt.

SERVICE: University Safety Committee, Music Theatre Advisory Committee

Fall '84 - Instructor of Scene Design at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Waterford, Connecticut.

Professional Organizations and Service

'85 to pres - Member United States Institute of Theatre Technology.

'93 to pres - Member of United Scenic Artist Local 829.

Aug ‘04 - Tenure review evaluation for Asst. Prof. Crystal Tiala at Boston College, Theatre Department

Feb '03 - Reviewed Asst. Prof. Phillip Franck's design for The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Vanderbilt University, for his tenure dossier.

June '03 - Attended the Prague Quadrennial in Prague, Czech Public. PQ, which occurs every four years, is an exhibition of contemporary stage designs and theatre architecture from over 40 particpation nations and has become a world-renowned cultural event creating an opportunity of exhibiting various theatre-graphic design concepts and illustrating the recent trends in world theatre.

Sept. ‘01 - Tenure review evalation for Asst. Prof. Daniel Gray at Ohio State University, Department of Theatre.

Dec. ‘99 - Promotion review to full professor for Assoc. Prof. James Taylor at Pomona College, Department of Theatre.

Mar. ‘05 - Chaired panel and presented "AutoCAD or VectorWorks: Realtime Comparison" at the 2005 USITT (United Institute of Theater Technology) Conference in Toronto.

Mar. ‘05 - Coordinator of digital catalogue, World Stage Design Exhibition at the 2005 USITT Conference in Toronto. Developed website of over 5000 theatre designs that was used by the jury of international designers to select finalist for the onsite exhibition in Toronto.

Mar. '05 - Exhibitor in World Stage Design Exhibition; scene design for Comedy of Errors at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Mar. '05 - Co-exhibitor in USITT Conventinos "Cover the Walls Exhibition"; scenery and costume design for Good Person of Szechuan" at Cornell.

Mar. '04 - Session Chair and presenter at USITT Conference in Minneapolis, MN. "3d or not 3d: Digital modeling and rendering techniques."

Mar. '03 - Coordinator of "The Digital Design Exhibit" at USITT Conference in Long Beach.

Mar. '01 - Coordinator of "The Digital Design Exhibit" at USITT Conference in Long Beach.

Mar. '01 - Exhibitor in USITT Design Expo; scene design for Taming of the Shrew at the Cornell.

'96-98' - Chair of Design and Technology Forum of ATHE (Association of Theatre in Higher Education).

Aug. ‘96 - Session panelist at ATHE National Conference, New York City. Session title: “From Page to Stage - Strategies for Director/Designer Communication.”

94/'95 - Conference Planner for the Design/Technology Forum of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education.

Apr. '95 - Intstructor at USITT pre-conference workshop in Las Vegas titled, "The Computer Aided Design and Production Process"

July '94 - Session panelist at 1994 ATHE National Conference, San Francisco. Session title: "Future Shock - Thinking Green While Designing the Scene."

Mar. '94 - Session chair at 1994 USITT National Conference - Title: "The Interactive Computer Model in the Scenic Design Process."

Mar. '93 - Session chair at 1993 USITT National Conference - Title: "Designing a Greener Production"

Mar. '92 - Session chair at 1992 USITT National Conference - Title: "The Greening of the Scene Shop"

Apr. '90 - Session chair at 1990 USITT National Conference - Title: "Computers and the Artist: Friends or Foes?"

Apr. '90 - Session chair at 1990 USITT National Conference - Title: "The Performing Arts and the Environment: A Philosophical Dilemma."

Apr. '90 - Session panelist at 1990 USITT National Conference - Title: "Hyperactive Solutions to Technical Problems: Using the Computer in Theatre Produciton."

Apr. '90 - Coordinator of student volunteers for the 1990 USITT National Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Jul. '89 -'91 - Member of Executive Board of the USITT Midwest Section.

Apr. '89 - Presentor at the 1989 USITT Conference in Calgary, Alberta. Workshop titled "Non-CAD Computer Applications for Theatre."

Dec. '89 - Set and light design for Wings at Illinois Wesleyan University chosen as an exhibitor in Design Expo 1990 at the 1990 USITT National Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Exhibit toured nationally for two years.

Grants Received

May '90 - Research grant from the Office of Research in Arts Technology, Illinois State University, to develop instructional material integratin the use of the computer with theatre design and technology.

Jan.' 90 - Research Initiative Award from Illinois State University for outstanding research in chosen field from a new faculty member.

Jan. '90 Teaching Improvement Grant from Illinois State University for the purchase of 3D CAD computer software that would allow for the visualization of two-dimensional scene designs in three dimensional space.

May '89
- Illinois State University Small Grant to finance a project that tested and compared the relative chroma and opacity of commercially prepared scenic paint.

Apr. '89 - Research grant from the Office for Research in Arts Technology (ORAT) to develop architectural drawings of ISU theatres using the "Dreams " CAD program.

Jan. '89 - Research grant from ORAT to develop an instructional computer application using Hypercard that would provide the beginning design student a tutorial in the history of style.

Sept. '87 - Faculty development grant to develop materials for an exhibit of my scene designs presented at the Wakely Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University


May '82 - M.F.A. in Scene Design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI.
Dec. '77 - B.A. in Theatre Education from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.