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Billy Wilburn

Lonnie Wilburn

Title

Associate Professor of Theatre

Office Building

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

Office

189H

Mailing Address

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center 189H
School of Performing Arts-Box 2830
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

I am a educator, designer, and performer at South Dakota State University and the Artistic Director for Prairie Repertory Theatre.

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.

CV

CV_Wilburn_2017_web.pdf(283.44 KB)

Education

MFA Production Design, Michigan State University, MI, 2007
BA in Theatre, Morehead State University, KY, 2002

Academic Interests/Expertise

Costume Technology, Thermoplastics, Costume Design, Scenic Design, and Scenic Painting, Rendering, Stage Make-up, Portfolio and Resume Building, Theme Park Design, Musical Theatre

Academic Responsibilities

I have taught the following courses at SDSU:
THEA 100: Introduction the Theatre
THEA 131: Introduction to Acting
THEA 145: Theatre Activities - Technical
THEA 240: Stage Costuming
THEA 243: Make-up
THEA 346: Theatre Activities - Technical
THEA 435: History of the American Musical
THEA 443: Costume Design
THEA 470: Portfolio and Resume Building
THEA 491: Independent Study
THEA 492: Topics - Theme Park Design
THEA 492: Topics - Costume Crafts
THEA 492: Topics - Scene Painting
THEA 492: Topics - Travel Studies: London

I also design theatrical productions and serving as costume studio supervisor.

Committee Activities

Member of the Campus Planning, Design, and Sustainability
Member of the Graduate Faculty
School of Performing Arts Faculty Council Member

Awards and Honors

Outstanding 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

Professional Memberships

United State Institute of Theatre and Technology
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - Region 5: Vice-Chair of Design, Technology, and Management
Advisor to Alpha Psi Omega Lambda Sigma Cast, National Theatre Honors Fraternity
Advisor to SDSU Esports Club

Area(s) of Research

Costume Technology and Thermoplastics.

Department(s)

Links

www.billywilburn.comLinkedin