CURRICULUM VITAE


D. Matthew Kizer    May 14, 2014

Professor of Theatre Design and Technology
Office:     MSC 37 • Plymouth State University • Plymouth,  NH 03264
mkizer@mail.plymouth.edu • (603)535-2385 • www.scenicandlighting.com

EDUCATION:

 

1995

M.F.A.

The Ohio State University, Design

1992

B.A.

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, Theatre

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

2012 - Present

Professor, Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Plymouth State University

2001 - 2012

Associate Professor, Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Plymouth State University

1996 - 2001  

Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Plymouth State University

1996

Visiting Professor, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Department of Theatre

1992-1995  

Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University, Department of Theatre

 

 

2007 - Present 

Scenic Designer, North Country Center for the Arts: Papermill Theatre

2003 - 2004 

Faculty Lighting Designer, Operafestival di Roma

2000-2002 

Scenic Designer, Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth, NH

1996-2002 

Technical Director/Designer for Kearsarge Arts Theatre, NH

1995 

Design Assistant to Alison Ford, Concord, NH

1995

Technical Director, White River Theatre Festival, White River Junction, VT

 

 

TEACHING AREAS/INTERESTS: 
Scenic design, lighting design, projections design and technology, sound design, stagecraft, drafting, computer-aided drafting and modeling, computer animation, web design, props, scene painting

 

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS: 
Sustainable Theatre:   Examining the way in which the theatre industry works, specifically as it relates to my own areas of expertise.  This includes finding ways to reuse materials, reduce waste, and reduce use of electricity and expendable items in theatrical lighting.

 

Projections for the performing arts:   Projection, meaning the creation of images using light, is a hugely under-developed field in the entertainment industry.   It is typically viewed as being prohibitively expensive and complicated, or is undertaken under the erroneous assumption that it is as simple as plugging in a slide projector.    I focus on non-traditional applications of light in production.  The technological side of this includes the physics of light, the technology of lamps,  lumens, lenses, photometrics, photography, computerized data projection, and electronics.  The artistic side of this includes the history of stage effects using such methods and the integration of light with performance.   The overall application of this development has been to make high-quality projections both feasible and reliable in a production environment without grossly heightened expenditures.

 

Computer aided design and modeling: I have worked at developing a system of design wherein all components of the final package are generated on computer in an holistic manner.  The components of a scenic design package, for example, include a variety of types of drafting which detail the entire set and all of its components in scale with notes and measurements.  It includes frontal depictions of every piece of scenery in color, and it includes a three-dimensional depiction of the final product as intended.  By integrating a variety of methods and software, a photo-realistic rendering can be produced which can be automatically updated by changing a single detail in one part of the total package.

 

HTML based aids for teaching and production: Communication is the primary necessity for both of these aspects of theatre.  Hyper-text markup language is an invaluable tool in this respect.  I have developed web-based stage management aids, and advising tools for the Theatre program. I have used the Internet to post complete design packages, and have built HTML driven classroom aids.   I build and maintain resources for theatre and teaching online.

 

REFEREED/INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

• 

National Opera Association, New York, NY, 2013: Integrating Projections into the Show (workshop/lecture)

• 

New England Drama Festival, 2012:  Using Projections as Scene ry (workshop/lecture)

• 

"Auburn University Department of Art Studio Faculty Exhibition."  Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.  901 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama 36849. March 24–May 19, 2012.    Scenic and lighting designs for Hamlet included.

• 

17th Annual Integrated Arts Conference: The Magic of Light: Technology Bringing Fairy Tales Alive (workshop/lecture)

• 

Lighting Design Highlights of the Prague Quadrennial (March 2012), Panel Discussion,  United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference.  Long Beach, CA.

• 

Integrated Arts Conference, 2012: The Magic of Light: Technology bringing Timeless Tales Alive

• 

Guest designer, A-Fortiori and Alban Elved Dance Company, Schiffbauergasse, Potsdam, Germany, 2011

• 

Guest Scenic and Lighting Designer,  Auburn University, 2011

• 

Guest Lecturer on Projections for the Performing Arts, Auburn University, 2011

• 

Projection Media Design, The Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre at DSHA, Milwaukee, WI, 2011

• 

Guest Lecturer/Presenter, Theatrical Design; Merrimack Valley High School, 2008.

• 

All New England Drama Festival (2006), Gilford High School.  Colleen Mannion, Chair of event. Projections for the Performing Arts Workshop

• 

Mail to the Chief (2000), Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage)  Washington, D.C. Directed by Trish Lindberg, Kearsarge Arts Theatre.  Contribution: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projections Design.

• 

Projection Workshop,  Saint Louis University Theatre (March 2000).  Hosted by Dr. Mark Landis and Professor Cristina Markham.

• 

High Tech Done Low, (March, 2000), Panel Discussion, United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference, Denver, CO.

• 

What I Never Learned in College, (March 1994), Panel Discussion, United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference.  Nashville, TN.

• 

New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild

 

2011

Scenic Design (1 session), Scenic Art (1 session), Projections for the Performing Arts (2)

 

2010

Lighting Design (1 session), Scenic Art (1 session), Projections for the Performing Arts (2)

 

2009

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (2 sessions), Projections for the Performing Arts (2)

 

2008

Scenic Design (1 session), Scenic Art (2 sessions), Projections for the Performing Arts (2)

 

2007

Scenic and Lighting Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (2 sessions)

 

2006

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (1 session)

 

2005

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (1 session)

 

2004

Lighting Design (2 sessions)

 

2003

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (2 sessions), Careers in Theatre (1 session)

 

2002

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Careers in Theatre (1 session)

 

2001

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Careers in Theatre (1 session)

 

2000

Lighting Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (2 sessions), Careers in Theatre (1 session)

 

1999

Scenic Design (2 sessions), Scenic Art (2 sessions), Careers in Theatre (1 session)

 

1998

Computer Aided Design for the Theatre (2), Scenic Art (2), Careers in Theatre (1 session)

 

1997

Projections for the Performing Arts (2 sessions), Scenic Art (2), Careers in Theatre (1)

 

1996

Computer Aided Design for the Theatre (2), Scenic Art (2), Careers in Theatre (1 session

 

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2013

3rd Prize in Division 2 of the 2013 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association for Orpheus in the Underworld

2012

Nominated for Best Scenic Design NH Theatre Awards: Dirty Rotten Scondrels at Papermill Theatre  
                    This production was also nominated for eleven other awards.

2011

Nominated for Best Scenic Design NH Theatre Awards: Rent at Papermill Theatre
                    This production was also nominated for eight other awards.

2009

Top five finalists, International Shed of the Year, Design Competition (United Kingdom)

2008

Nominated for Best Scenic Design NH Theatre Awards: All Shook Up at Papermill Theatre
                    This production was also nominated for six other awards.

2002

Moss Heart Award for A You and Me World (2002), Directed by Trish Lindberg. 
    Contribution: Scenic Design, Projections Design.

2000

Moss Heart Award for Strega Nona Meets Her Match (January 2000), by Tomie dePaola; Directed by
    Trish Lindberg; Educational Theatre Collaborative. Contribution: Scenic Design.

 

 

 

CONSULTATION:

2014

Lighting installation, PSU Weather Studio, Boyd Hall

2005

Technology Grant, Goffstown High School Theatre Program

2004

Computer Aided Design Consultant for Department of Theatre and Dance, University of New Hampshire

2001

Lighting Consultant, theatre renovation, Lake Region High School, Bridgport, ME.

1999

Lighting Consultant, lighting renovation, Lake Region High School, Bridgport, ME.

1999

Lighting and Sound consultant, Bernice A. Ray School, Hanover, NH.

1996

Architectural lighting renovation, James Cancer Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION:

 

 

 

World Stage Design, Cardiff, Wales, 2013

•  

Participated in the OITSTAT World Congress
(International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians)

 •  

 Aided two undergraduate students  in acquiring research grants to attend as volunteer staff

•   

Represented USITT as a member of the International Activities Committee

 

 

 

Prague Quadrennial and Scenofest, 2011

•   

Collaborated with A-Fortiorni & Alban Elved Dance Company  on Puppets Red II, an environmental
                dance piece performed outdoors in as a part of the Prague Quadrennial Street Stories.  

•   

Presented a portfolio at the National gallery in the Veletrzni palace in Prague.  The portfolio is now a
                part of the Prague Quadrennial Archive.

 

 

 

Member, New England Theatre Conference, 1996 to 2000

 

Conferences attended:

 

1999

Killington, VT

1997

Worcester, MA

1998

Hartford, CT  

1996

Providence, RI

 

 

 

Member, The United States Institute of Theatre Technology, 1993 to present.

2013-14

International Activities Committee, social networking.   Served on Grant Approval Committee for same.

2012

Continuing work with International Activities Committee as social networking chair and as webmaster.  
 Adapted website to accommodate forthcoming changes in USITT internet structure.   Established monthly schedule of publications with committee and Vice-President for International Activities.

2011

Serving as social networking chair for the International Activities committee,  created a domain and an online forum for the same committee to hold discussion.  http://www.usitt-international.net/  
This forum  now serving as a model and discussion point for the renovation for all USITT committee sections,

1999

Redesigned, expanded, and engineered a comprehensive web site for The Institute.  Included extensive collaboration with Normand Bouchard, University Theatre, University of Calgary.  Also required several generations of revisions as it was reviewed by the USITT Board of Directors.
USITT <http://www.usitt.org>

Commission memberships within The Institute: 

 

Past: Lighting Design Commission, Education Commission.

Committee Memberships within The Institute:

 

Current:  International Activities Committee
Past:  Student Liaison Committee, Inter-commission Liaison Committee for Computer Applications. 

Conferences attended:

 

2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

2012

Long Beach, California

 

2011

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

2000

Denver, Colorado

 

1999

Toronto, Ontario

 

1997

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

1995

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

1994

Nashville, Tennessee

 

1993

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Member,  USITT New England

2011-2013

This is the regional chapter of USITT serving the New England States.  

 

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY/SERVICE

 

 

 

Selected production work (performed separately from any academic load)

Auburn University Theatre (Auburn, AL)

2014

Scenic and Lighting Design, Projections: 9 to 5 directed by Chase Bringardner

2013

Scenic and Lighting Design, Harvey, directed by Tom Aulino

2012

Scenic and Lighting Design, Projections: Sylvia, directed by Scott Phillips

2011

Scenic and Lighting Design: 90-Minute Butchered Rock & Roll Boombox Hamlet, directed by Chris Qualls.

A-Fortiorni & Alban Elved Dance Company

 

 (Produced as a part of Stadt für eine Nacht arts festival, Potsdam, Germany)  Lighting and Projections: Puppets Red III, Choreographed & Directed by Karola Lüttringhaus

The Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre at DSHA (Milwaukee, WI)

2010

Projection Media Design:  Suessical the Musical, directed by Michael Stoddard

All Tickets Inc. (website design)

2012

AllTicketsInc.com
New York ticketing company that specializes in group sales, educational experiences, study guides, more.

2012

BroadwayEducators.com
Resource and Discussion site for theatre educators.

2013

BroadwayScene.com
Informational and resource site emphasize Broadway venues and productions.

Papermill Theatre (Lincoln, NH)

2013

Scenic Design: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, dir. by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Design & Projections: The Sound of Music, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Des & Projections: Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) dir.by J.B.McLendon

 

Scenic Design: The Complete History of America (abridged) dir. by Rey Lopez

 

Scenic Design: True West, Directed by Patrick Stinson

2012

Scenic Design: A Grand Night for Singing, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Design & Projections: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Kevin Hill

 

Scenic Design & Projections: The Wedding Singer, directed by Jonathon Flom

2011

Scenic Design: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Design: Forever Maine, directed by Jonathon Flom

 

Scenic Design & Projections: RENT, directed by Kevin Hills

2010

Scenic Design: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Design: Altar Boyz, directed by Kevin Hill

 

Scenic Design: Spelling Bee, directed by Jonathon Flom

2009

Scenic Design: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, directed by Kevin Hill

 

Scenic Design & Projections: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Design & Projections: On the Town, directed by Kevin Hill

2008

Scenic Design: All Shook Up, directed by Michael Susko

 

Scenic Design: Forever Plaid, directed by Sean McGuirk

 

Scenic Design: The Full Monty, directed by Kate Arecchi

2007

Scenic Design and projections: Seussical the Musical, directed by Kevin Hill

 

Scenic Design and projections: West Side Story, directed by Kate Arecchi

Dance Designs (Hyannis, MA)

2007

Lighting Design and projections: Annual OnStage Recital.  Directed by Susan Friedman

Operafestival di Roma with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell' International Chamber Ensemble at Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome

2004

Lighting Design: The Magic Flute, directed by Louisa Panou

2003

Lighting Design:  L'elisir di amore, directed by Louisa Panou

Lake Region Community Theatre

2004

Projection Media Design, The Wizard of Oz, directed by Richard H. Mayo

Barnstormers Playhouse, NH

2002

Scenic Design: Lettice and Lovage, directed by Dan Rubinate

 

Scenic Design: Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Dan Rubinate

2001

Scenic Design: Abigail's Party, directed by Cope Murray

 

Scenic Design: Taking Steps, directed by Sharon Lajoie

 

Scenic Design: Ernest in Love, directed by Frank Wells

2000

Scenic Design: The Caretaker, directed by Dan Rubinate.

 

Scenic Design: The Happy Time, directed by Frank Wells.

The Bell Center, Rochester, NH

2000

Scenic Design: Oliver, directed by Danielle Howard

Kearsarge Arts Theatre:

2012

Scenic Design, projections, Imagine, directed by Trish Lindberg

2010

Scenic Design, projections, A Star Spangled Salute, directed by Trish Lindberg

2006

Scenic Design, projections, Beauty and the Beast, directed by Trish Lindberg

2005

Scenic Design, Seussical the Musical, directed by Trish Lindberg

2004

Scenic Design, Projections: Mail to the Chief, directed by Trish Lindberg

2003

Scenic Design, Projections: Cinderella, directed by Trish Lindberg

2002

Scenic Design, Projections:  A You and Me World, directed by Trish Lindberg

2001

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: Ananse the Spiderman, directed by Trish Lindberg

2000

Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projections: Mail to the Chief, directed by Trish Lindberg.

 

Design Consultant: Quilters, directed by Robb Dimmick.

 

Design Consultant: What America Means to Me, directed by Robb Dimmick.

1999

Scenic Design: Oliver, directed by Trish Lindberg.

1998

Lighting Design, Technical Director: Hailstones and Halibut Bones, directed by Trish Lindberg.

 

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: The World Goes ‘round, directed by Robb Dimmick

1997

Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Technical Director: Dreamcatchers, directed by Trish Lindberg.

 

Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Technical Director: Babes in Arms, dir. by R. Dimmick.      

1996

Scenic Design, Lighting Design. Technical Director: Into the Woods, directed by Robb Dimmick.

 

Technical Director, Lighting Design: Alice in Wonderland, directed by Trish Lindberg.    

PSU Chamber Singers

1997

Scenic Design for  touring production: Circle 'round the Sun , toured London and northern England, United Kingdom

Educational Theatre Collaborative, NH (Trish Lindberg, director)

2014

Lighting Design, Oliver

2012

Scenic Design, projections, The Wild Swans

2007

Scenic Design, projections, Beauty and the Beast

2006

Scenic Design, projections, Seussical the Musical

2005

Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Ananse the Spiderman and the Golden Box of Stories

2004

Scenic Design, projections:  Mail to the Chief

2003

Scenic Design, projections and video: Cinderella

2002

Scenic Design, projections and video: Frindle  (world premiere)

2001

Lighting Design: The Sound of Music

2000

Scenic Design: Strega Nona Meets her Match

1998

Scenic Design: The Wizard of Oz

1997

Scenic Design: Oliver

The Holderness School

1998

Scenic Design for How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, directed by Kate Arecchi

Randolph Macon Woman’s College, VA

1996

Scenic and Lighting Design:  A Spring Bouquet, directed by Tom Stephens

New Venture Theatre

1995

Scenic Design:  Marisol, directed by Michael Mauldin

White River Theatre Festival, VT

1995

Technical Director, Lighting Designer: The Glass Menagerie, directed by Dennis Delaney.

 

Technical Director: Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Stephen Legawiec

 

Technical Director: Shirley Valentine, directed by Kenneth Mitchell

 

Technical Director: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, dir. by Michael Friedman.

The Ohio State University

1995

Sound Design: The Trial, directed by Phil Thompson

 

Lighting Design: The Country Wife, directed by Stephen Hollis

1994

Scenic Design: Inspecting Carol, directed by Steven Anderson

 

Scenic Design: The Imaginary Invalid, directed by Phil Kilbourne

 

Lighting Design: Zora: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston, directed by Anthony Hill

1993

Scenic Design: Reckless, directed by Kathleen Conlin

 

Lighting Design: Eleemosynary, directed by Phil Kilbourne

Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

1992

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: The Voice of the Prairie, drected by Lorraine Sauter

1991

Properties/Effects for A Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, directed by Ruth Laurion Bowman

1990

Lighting Design, In the Boom Boom Room, directed by Larry Life

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

1992

Lighting Design: The Sky Starts at Ground Level, directed by Liz Monnier

Fort Wayne Youtheatre

1991

Scenic Design: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves of the Black Forest, directed by Harvey Cox

 

Scenic Design: The Tales of Tricky Tyl, directed by Harvey Cox

1990

Scenic Design: Pinnochio, directed by Harvey Cox

 

 

Film

 

The Ohio State University Libraries

1996

Archive Man: Raiders of the Lost Archive, dir. by  J.B. Lawton.   Properties and computer effects.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES:

Departmental Production Work at Plymouth State University:

2013-2014

Lighting Design: Avenue Q, directed by Fran Page

 

Scenic Design: Tartuffe, directed by John R. Briggs.

 

Scenic Design & Projections: Les Miserables, directed by Sharon Paquette

 

Scenic & Lighting Design: The Glass Menagerie, directed by Paul Mroczka

2012-2013

Scenic, Lighting, Projections:  Orpheus in the Underworld, dir. by Paul Mrockza

 

Scenic Design: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Sharon Paquette

 

Lighting Design, Projections: Spring Awakening, directed by Morgan Murphy

 

Scenic Design, Projections: Anatomy of Gray, directed by Elizabeth Daily

2011-2012

Scenic Design: Pippin, directed by Morgan Murphy

 

Scenic Design: The Watercress, directed by Sharon Paquette

2010-2011

Lighting Design: Still Life With Iris, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Lighting Design: Little Women, directed by Sharon Paquette

 

Scenic Design: Chicago, directed by Kevin Hill

 

Scenic Design:  The Seagull, directed by Paul Mroczka

2009-2010

Lighting Design:  Faculty Dance Concert, produced by Amanda Whitworth

 

Scenic Design, Oklahoma!, directed by Paul Mroczka

 

Scenic Design, Rhinoceros, directed by Kevin Gardner

 

Lighting Design, Company, directed by Morgan Murphy

 

Lighting Design, Marat/Sade, directed by Sharon Lajoie

2008-2009

Lighting Design:  Faculty Dance Concert, produced by Amanda Whitworth

 

Scenic Design, The Robber Bridegroom, directed by Paul Mroczka

 

Scenic Design and Lighting Design, Metamorphoses, directed by Kevin Gardner

 

Scenic Design and Lighting Design, Reckless, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Scenic Design, Iolanthe, directed by Kathleen Arecchi

2007-2008

Lighting Design, Projections:  Faculty Dance Concert, produced by Amanda Whitworth

 

Master Painter: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Clayton Phillips.

 

Scenic Design and Lighting Design, Projections, A Midsummer Nights Dream, dir. by C. Nesbitt

 

Lighting Design, Projections, The Spitfire Grill, directed by Neil Pankhurst.

 

Lighting Design:  Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Fall Concert, directed by Amanda Whitworth

 

Scenic Design Projections, Into the Woods, directed by Clayton Phillips

 

Lighting Design, Fifth of July, directed by Paul Mroczka

 

Projections:  The Greatest Generation, Symph Band Concert, Prod. & Conducted by G.  Corcoran

2006-2007

Lighting Design, Projections:  Faculty Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design, Anything Goes, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projections, The Blue Room, directed by Heather Hamilton

 

Lighting Design, Projections:  Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Fall Concert, dir. by Joan Wiegers

 

Lighting Design, Scenic Coordinator, The Trojan Women, directed by Paul Mroczka

 

Scenic Design, Urinetown: The Musical, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Lighting Design, Projections:  Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Spring Concert, directed

2005-2006

Lighting Design, Projections:  Faculty Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design, Projections: Guys and Dolls, directed by Paul Mroczka

 

Lighting Design: Dancing at Lughnasa, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Lighting Design: Antigone, directed by Heather Hamilton

 

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: Cabaret, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Lighting Design, Projections:  Contemporary Dance Ensemble, directed by Joan Wiegers

2004-2005

Lighting Design, Projections:  Contemporary Dance Ensemble, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Projections, Design Advisor:  A Celtic Odyssey, Symphonic Band Concert, Cond. by G. Corcoran

 

Scenic Charge: City of Angels, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Scenic Design: The Ghost Sonata, directed by John Briggs

 

Lighting Design, Winter Extravaganza Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design: The IT Girl, directed by Kathleen Arecchi

 

Scenic Charge, Design Advisor: The Art of Dining, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Scenic Design, projections and video: Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown, dir. by H. Hamilton

2003-2004

Projections, Design Advisor:  Black Box Madness, student directors

 

Scenic Design, Design Advisor:  Sweeney Todd, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Lighting Design, Winter Fantasia Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Lighting Design, Design Advisor:  True West, directed by Heather Hamilton

 

Lighting Design, Faculty Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

2002-2003

Design, Projections:  Contemporary Dance Ensemble, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic and Lighting Design: In-sight, directed by Robin Marcotte

 

Scenic Design, projections and video: Carousel, directed by Kate Arecchi

 

Lighting Design, Winter Fantasia Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design, projections and video: A New Brain, directed by Elizabeth Cox

 

Scenic Design: The Crucible, directed by Kevin Gardner

 

Set and Lighting Design: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, dir. by S. Lajoie

2001-2002

Lighting Design: Springfest, various student directors

 

Scenic Design: She Loves Me, directed by Kathleen Arecchi

 

Lighting Design, Winter Fantasia Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design: The Bard and Broadway, directed by Kathleen Arecchi

 

Scenic Design: As You Like It, directed by Kevin Gardner

2000-2001

Scenic and Lighting Design, projections: A Little Night Music, directed by Kathleen Arecchi

 

Scenic and Lighting Design: The Investigation, directed by Paul Mroczka (forthcoming) .

 

Lighting Design, Winter Fantasia Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design: You Can’t Take It With You, directed by Kevin Gardner.

 

Design Advisor: Starting Here , Starting Now, directed by Bob Lewandowski.

1999-2000

Scenic Design: The Secret Garden, directed by Elizabeth Cox.

 

Lighting Design: Winter Fantasia, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Faculty Dance Premier.

 

Lighting Design, Winter Fantasia Dance Concert, directed by Joan Wiegers

 

Scenic Design and Design Advisor: Quilters, directed by Elizabeth Cox..

 

Design Advisor and Scenic Artist: Macbeth, directed by Kevin Gardner.

1998-1999

Lighting Design: Illyria, directed by John R, Briggs.

 

Design Advisor: Eleemosynary, directed by John R, Briggs.

 

Lighting Design: Contemporary Dance Ensemble (fall and spring).

 

Design Advisor: Three One Act Operas, various student directors.

 

Lighting Design: Springfest, various student directors.

 

Scenic Design: Noises Off, directed by Elizabeth Cox.

1997-1998

Scenic Design: Into the Woods, directed by Morgan Murphy.

 

Scenic Design: The Clouds, directed by Kevin Gardner.

 

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: The Diviners, directed by Elizabeth Cox.

 

Lighting Design: Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

 

Scenic Design: Tommy, directed by Paul Mroczka.

1996-1997

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: Ah, Wilderness!, directed by John R. Briggs.

 

Lighting Design: Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

 

Design Advisor, A Grand Night for Singing, directed by Kevin Asselin.

 

Senic Design: Four Baboon's Adoring the Sun, directed by Bob Shea.

 

Design Advisor: Baby,directed by Morgan Murphy.

 

Scenic Design, Lighting Design: The Lady’s Not for Burning, directed by Paul Mroczka

 

 

Other Department Service:

2010

Promotion and Tenure Committee

2008

Formally documented the criteria for Promotion and Tenure standards for PSU Dept

2005

Consulted with architects and SCAC towards the redesign of the Studio Theatre Audience Seating

2003-present

Established and continue to build a system of web-based tools to serve departmental needs.

2003

Lighting Coordinator for American College Dance Festival.

1998-present

Juror, entrance auditions and interviews for incoming majors, annual juries for all majors.

1996-present

Juror, Talent Grant auditions.

1997-2005

Faculty Advisor to Plymouth Players (student organization)

1996-present

Annually prepare students for interviews with Graduate Schools,especially University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).

1996-2002

Production Photographer for all Theatre and selected Dance productions.

1996-2009

Webmaster for Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance < http://www.plymouth.edu/psc/music/theatre/>

1996-2000

Season Brochures for Theatre, Music Theatre Company and Dance, and Department.

1999-2000

Departmental Resource Provider for Adjunct Lecturers.

1997

Established formal guidelines for guest designers of The Music Theatre Company.

1997

Obtained Computer Advisory Board Funding to establish a Computerized Design Lab in Silver.

1997

Created an inventory of lighting instruments, obtained a dimming system, and supplied sound equipment for the Acting Studio in Silver, creating a Laboratory Theatre for student work.

 

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

2011

Web Development Committee for PSU

2004-2006

Curriculum Committee

1998-2002

Communication Studies Council.

1998-1999

Dean’s Advisory Board on Technology.

2000

Designed and Established General Education Web Site.

1999-2000

Chair, General Education Committee.

1998-2000

General Education Committee.

1998-1999

Executive Council.

 

 

OUTREACH:

2013

Established BroadwayEducators, a resource for people who teach all areas of performing arts.   Done in collaboration with Paul Mroczka and All Tickets Inc.

 

Established BroadwayScene.com, a comprehensive online resource detailing all forty Broadway Theatre houses.  History, venue information, productions, and more.  Done in collaboration with Paul Mroczka and All Tickets Inc.

2012

Established Classroom Scenography, a resource for people who teach design and technology for the performing arts. 

2012

Established a Community Arts Calendar with Friends of the Arts for Central New Hampshire. 
This is a database that lists all fine and performing arts events throughout central New Hampshire. 

2011

Launched a national sustainability initiative for theatre production called GreenTheatre.net.
This is a web-based initiative with a committee of theatre professionals from around the country.
This includes an online classifieds system for reusing scenic materials, a discussion forum for sustainability and committee discussion.

2008-2011

Served as President for Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council

 

-Served as co-chair for the 24th Annual Art Show on the Common in Plymouth

 

- Assisted the Executive Director to coordinate a presentation of The Magic Flute  by the Boston Lyric Opera.   

 

- Conducted a two-day workshop with community students at the Pemi-Youth Center to create a mural depicting the town on a building facing the new amphitheatre. 

 

- Coordinated an outdoor Past and Future concert at the Riverside Park on May 9, 2009. 

2007 (Dec)

Elected President of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Arts Regional Council

2006

Elected to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Arts

2006

Established a franchise business which provides in-home care (Comfort Keepers). 

 

This business served  over 63 towns in central New Hampshire, was a member of the Alzheimer’s foundation of America, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and the Waterville Valley Chamber of Commerce.

2006

New England Drama Festival, workshop host