TitleAssociate Professor of Theatre
Office BuildingOscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Mailing AddressPerforming Arts Center 189H
School of Performing Arts-Box 2830
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyI am a educator,designer, and performer at South Dakota State University.
I was born and raised in Ashland, Ky. I attended Morehead State University, in the hills of Kentucky, where I found my love for theatrical design and recieved a B.A. in Theatre. For graduate school I attended Michigan State University in Lansing, MI. In graduate school I designed scenery, costume, and was an educator. So far in my career at SDSU I have designed costumes or scenery for over 100 theatrical productions. I also serve as the Vice-chair of Design, Technology, and Management for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region 5.
EducationMFA Production Design, Michigan State university
BA in Theatre, Morehead State University, KY
Academic Interests/ExpertiseCostume Technology, Thermoplastics, Costume Design, Scenic Design, and Scenic Painting
Academic ResponsibilitiesTeaching courses for theatre, designing theatrical productions, and serving as costume studio supervisor.
Committee ActivitiesMember of the Theatre Scholarship selection committee, HLC co-chair for SDSU mission, School of Performing Arts promotion and tenure committee member
- Costume Design
- Scenic Design
- Musical Theatre
- Costume Technology
- Scene Painting
Awards and HonorsOutstanding Artist, College of Arts and Sciences, SDSU
Best Set Design for The Sound of Music, Broadway World Sioux Falls
Best Costume Design for The Marvelous Wonderettes, Broadway World Sioux Falls
Best Costume Design for Shrek the Musical, Broadway World Sioux Falls
Distinguished Artist, College of Arts and Sciences, SDSU
Best Set Design for She Loves Me, Pulsar Award, Lansing, MI