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Jason Ardizzone-West   

Jason Ardizzone-WestJason Ardizzone-West is a set designer and projection designer based in Yonkers, NY. He is currently working as associate set designer with Santo Loquasto for the new Broadway musical version of Woody Allen’s BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and has assisted Mark Wendland with IF/THEN, and Christine Jones with WINTER’S TALE & ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER. Recent design credits include THE ORION EXPERIENCE (XL Nightclub & Dixon Place), RAGTIME (NYU Stage Works), TIGERS BE STILL (Drilling Company Theater / Partly Cloudy People), SONG OF EXTINCTION (Hostos Repertory Theater), #MORMONINCHIEF (Fringe NYC), MARKING THE MOMENT (Plymouth State University). Jason has designed sets and video for many large events including Princeton University’s ASPIRE CAMPAIGN finale, 2 presidential inaugurations for Cornell University, and many others. He has also worked with: Columbia University, New York University Graduate Drama, Cornell Center for Theater Arts, Judith Shakespeare Company, The Juilliard School, New York State Theater Institute, the Educational Theatre Collaborative and the Kearsarge Arts Theatre Company.

Prior to getting an MFA in Set Design from NYU, Jason was an Architect (B Arch Cornell), working with Mitchell Kurtz Architect PC designing theaters and cultural arts spaces including: PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS, BRATTON THEATER CHAUTAUQUA, HECKSCHER THEATER.

Jason is a member of USA 829. Visit www.ardizzonewest.com for recent work and more information.

Brett Banakis   Photoshop Workshop   

Brett Banakis, Photoshop WorkshopBRETT J. BANAKIS is a set, lighting, projection and film designer based in Brooklyn, NY.

Recent design credits include TITUS ANDRONICUS (Public Theater); CHILDREN, SEMI MONDE, and THREE MEN ON A HORSE (TACT: The Actor's Company Theater); THE LITTLE DEATH: VOL. 1 (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); DEAD FISH (HERE Arts Center); WHAT HAPPENED TO BILL VIOLA? (Ars Nova & Berkshire Fringe). In October 2011, Brett was featured as a “Young Designer to Watch” in LIVEDESIGN Magazine. Along with
director Rafael Gallegos and costume designer Sydney Maresca, Brett is a winner of the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase of OPERA America for their production concept of Philip Glass’s HYDROGEN
JUKEBOX.

As an associate designer, Brett has worked internationally and in the U.S. in opera, on Broadway and regionally, developing long-term relationships with designers Derek McLane, Christine Jones, Mark Wendland, Paul Steinberg, Andrew Lieberman, Neil Jampolis, John Iacovelli and many others. Notable credits include: RIGOLETTO (Met Opera); BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, AMERICAN IDIOT, RAGTIME, and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (Broadway); HANDS ON A HARD BODY (La Jolla); RUINED (MTC); RENT (New World Stages); THE SHAGGS  (NYTW/Playwrights);

B.A. Theater Arts, University of California, Los Angeles. 
M.F.A. Design for Stage and Film, New York University

Toni Barton   - Fundamentals of Design   

Toni Barton, - Fundamentals of DesignToni has designed various projects for film, television, theatre, and industrials.  She recently art directed HBO's Girls, CBS' Person of Interest and The Big C for Showtime.  Other productions include Sherlock Holmes, Hitch, Rubicon, and the Today Show. Toni production designed the feature 3 Américas, filmed in Boston and Argentina and several shorts including The Gilded Six Bits and The Second Bakery Attack.

Toni earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Scenic Design/Art Direction from New York University.  She has been teaching at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama.

Mark Bennett   Sound Design   

Mark Bennett, Sound DesignMark Bennett has composed scores and designed sound for the American premieres of new plays by Edward Albee, Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Athol Fugard, Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill, among many others. Recent Broadway projects include Lincoln Center's THE COAST OF UTOPIA (dir. by Jack O'Brien, Drama Desk Award; Oustanding Music for a Play/Henry Hewes Award; Outstanding Sound Design), HENRY IV (directed by Jack O'Brien), GOLDA'S BALCONY, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, THE GOAT, TARTUFFE, Lily Tomlin's SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, THE LION IN WINTER, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and LONDON ASSURANCE, and the upcoming A STEADY RAIN (dir. by John Crowley).  

Recent Off-Broadway scores include THE BRIDGE PROJECT ("Cherry Orchard"/"Winter's Tale" dir. by Sam Mendes) for BAM. THE SEAGULL (dir. by Mike Nichols), HAMLET, YHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, A WINTER’S TALE, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (dir. by, and starring, Vanessa Redgrave), PERICLES, TIMON OF ATHENS, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, A COMEDY OF ERRORS, DOGEATERS, and KIT MARLOWE for the Public Theater;  Music and Sound Design for: SATURN RETURNS, THE NEW CENTURY, CHAUCER IN ROME, THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO, PRIDE’S CROSSING, and THE LIGHTS for Lincoln Center Theater; WONDER OF THE WORLD and COLLECTED STORIES for the Manhattan Theater Club; SONGS FOR AN UNMADE BED (contributing composer), Paul Rudnick's VALHALLA, LYPSINKA (A DAY IN THE LIFE), MAD FOREST (also at MTC and Berkeley Rep), LOVE AND ANGER and Athol Fugard’s MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! For New York Theatre Workshop, THE SCARLETT LETTER and THE ENTERTAINER for Classic Stage Company. Mark was the resident composer and sound designer for the Ridiculous Theatrical Company for five years. 
As a musical theater composer Mark was recently commissioned by The La Jolla Playhouse to score and co-write lyrics for MOST WANTED (co-lyrics and book by Jessica Hagedorn, dir. by Michael Greif).  The musical was presented by The La Jolla Playhouse in 2007.  
Mark is the recipient of multiple grants from the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA, and The Mary Cary Flagler Charitable Trust. He received a 1998 OBIE for Sustained Excellence, A New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) Award for composition, Ovation, Robbie, and Garland Awards. He has also received ten Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations. Mark has been a Yamaha Artist since 2002.

Therese Bruck   - Fundamentals of Stagecraft - Costumes   

Therese Bruck, - Fundamentals of Stagecraft - CostumesTherese has taught and created costumes at both Bennington College and North Adams College.  She has an extensive professional career including several years as the Costume Shop Manager at the Williamstown Theater Festival, a long run as the Costume Shop Manager at Playwrights Horizons and most recently as the Costume Manager for Blue Man Group Productions.  She has worked at the Juilliard School and as an assistant to Sally Ann Parsons at Parsons-Meares, Ltd on Broadway shows.  As a costume designer, she has worked with a wide range of directors from Joanne Akalitis to Matthew Broderick, and performers from Marisa Tomei, F. Murray Abraham, Sally Struthers and Gwyneth Paltrow to The Nissin Cup-of-Noodles Godzilla Monster.

She has a BA in Fine Arts (Certified in Arts Education) and an MA in Speech and Theatre (Emphasis on Costume Design). 

Samanthe Burrow   - Costume Techniques & Draping   

Samanthe Burrow, - Costume Techniques & Draping

Costume Shop Supervisor

Samanthe Burrow is a costume and wardrobe technician. She worked at Tricorne, Inc. as a Draper’s Assistant for 4 years and built costumes for shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National and International Tours, and various NYC based dance companies.  Wardrobe Broadway: Follies (Elaine Paige’s personal dresser), In The Heights, Baby It’s You, Ragtime, Fela, Les Miserables, and Rock of Ages. Wardrobe Off-Broadway: White’s Lies (Betty Buckley’s personal dresser).  Regionally she has worked as a Costume Shop Manager, costume technician, and wardrobe technician at The New Harmony Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, The American Players Theatre, The New London Barn Playhouse, and Interlakes Summer Theatre. Samanthe holds a B.A. in drama from the University of Arkansas and an M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from Ohio University.

Charles Coes   - Fundamentals of Stagecraft - Sound   

Charles Coes, - Fundamentals of Stagecraft - SoundBio coming soon!

Denise Cooper    - Contracts and Law & Internships   

Denise Cooper,  - Contracts and Law & Internships

DENISE COOPER is a Producer, General Manager and Company Manager whose professional New York theatrical career has spanned the past thirty years. Denise has managed over fifty Off Broadway and Broadway productions. She has managed shows on Broadway for the Manhattan Theatre Club including the Pulitzer Prize-winning RABBIT HOLE and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, the 1995 Tony Award winner for Best Play.  Her commercial theatre credits include: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES; TABLETOP; THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD; COMMUNICATING DOORS; the Boston premieres of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY; COWGIRLS; THE O'NEILL PLAYS: LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT and AH! WILDERNESS starring Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards; LYPSINKA! A DAY IN THE LIFE; OIL CITY SYMPHONY; and, the North American tour of COOKIN'.  Denise produced Klea Blackhurst's two solo shows: EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW and AUTUMN IN NEW YORK: VERNON DUKE'S BROADWAY, as well as their CD recordings, and she manages Klea’s national and international solo bookings. For the past two seasons, Denise has been the Company Manager for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s productions on Broadway at Studio 54 managing such shows as the multiple Tony Award nominated revival of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, PAL JOEY starring Stockard Channing, and WAITING FOR GODOT starring Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Glover and John Goodman.  In the Fall of 2009 she is managing the first Broadway revival of BYE BYE BIRDIE at the new Henry Miller’s Theatre, Broadway’s first “green” theatre.

Heather Cousens    - Stage Management   

Heather Cousens,  - Stage ManagementBroadway credits: Spring Awakening (also Artistic Supervisor, Seoul company), ‘night Mother, Proof, Wrong Mountain, Titanic (also first national tour), Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk. Other credits include Atlantic Theater’s Spring Awakening, concerts in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, many workshops (ie. Harmony, Good Vibrations, and Disney's On The Record), and productions at The Public/NYSF (including See What I Wanna See), Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Classic Stage Company and Weathervane Theatre. She has been a stage management cover for Hairspray (tour) and Lion King (current). In addition to mostly-original plays and musicals, Heather has also stage managed many corporate events over the past decade. Heather is a graduate of Brown University.

Penny Daulton   - Management Seminar: General Management   

Penny Daulton, - Management Seminar: General ManagementPenny Daulton is currently the Company Manager of BETRAYAL on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre.  She has also served as Company Manager for the Broadway productions of "Lucky Guy", "The Heiress", "How to Succeed in Business...",“Promises, Promises”, “Oleanna”, “The Miracle Worker”, “HAIR” (Assoc. CM), “Irena’s Vow”, “Avenue Q”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “A Catered Affair”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Journey’s End”, “Martin Short:  Fame Becomes Me”, “The Woman in White”, “La Cage aux Folles”, “Wonderful Town”, “Bobbi Boland”, “Man of La Mancha”, and “The Rocky Horror Show.”  Other Company Management experience includes Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” (National Tour) and “Necessary Targets,” “STOMP,” Paul Rudnick’s “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” the U.S. premier of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Communicating Doors,” and “TAP DOGS”.  She has also worked at the Metropolitan Opera House (Presentations Department and House Management), Martha Graham Dance Company (Company Manager), and American Ballet Theatre.  She graduated from Smith College with Honors in Theatre and holds a Masters in Public and Private Management (MPPM) from Yale University’s School of Management.  She is currently the Vice President of ATPAM and is a member of its NMAM (Manager Apprentice) and Negotiating Committees.

Lenore Doxsee    - Lighting Design   

Lenore Doxsee,  - Lighting DesignLenore Doxsee is a lighting designer for theater, opera, and dance.  She is the Associate Artistic Director and resident lighting designer for Target Margin Theater.  She has designed in many New York theaters including New York City Opera, La Mama, HERE Arts Center, Juilliard Opera Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, and The Kitchen.  Regionally and abroad she has designed for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glimmerglass Opera, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Boston Early Music Festival, Pittsburgh Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Singapore Repertory Theatre, and many others. Her designs for dance include collaborations with choreographers Jennifer Monson, Miguel Gutierrez, Morgan Thorson, Deganit Shemy, and Karen Sherman.  Lenore has received two Bessie Awards for her work with Miguel Gutierrez and an Obie Award for Target Margin’s production of Mamba’s Daughters. Ms. Doxsee holds a BA from Williams College and an MFA from New York University.

Jon Dunkle   - Fundamentals of Stagecraft - Lighting   

Jon Dunkle, - Fundamentals of Stagecraft - Lighting

Lighting & Sound Director

10+ year career in New York City and beyond as a lighting designer, assistant designer, moving light programmer, lighting, audio and video technician, and general stage technician;  With experience and professional connections on Broadway, Off Broadway, national and international tours, international productions, dance, concerts, special events, and architecture.  While maintaining expertise in all aspects of technical theatre, Jon specializes in advanced lighting control for the stage.  From 2003-2008 Jon served as the Lighting Supervisor at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and joined Tisch in his current capacity in 2011.  B.F.A. in Theatre Production from Penn State University.

Fritz Ertl   - Script Analysis   

Fritz Ertl, - Script AnalysisBio Coming Soon!

Andrew Feigin   - Management Seminar: Advanced Stage Management   

Andrew Feigin, - Management Seminar: Advanced Stage Management

ANDREW FEIGIN is a graduate of Cornell University where he earned a degree in Design and Environmental Analysis with a minor in Theatre Arts. He began his professional career in theatre at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, serving first as Property Master and then as resident stage manager. He went on to stage manage at a number of renowned regional theatres including the Guthrie Theater, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and Roundabout Theatre. At Radio City Music Hall over a period of 12 years (1984 – 1996) he stage managed numerous spectaculars, concerts and events. During that time he also stage managed extensively at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (including THE MAHABHARATA and THE CHERRY ORCHARD, both directed by Peter Brook), on Broadway (CATS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, NICK & NORA) and began stage managing events for television and private corporations. Beginning in 1996 he served as Production Stage Manager for New York City Opera (2 years) and stage managed numerous televised events (Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, MTV Awards, The Concert for New York City, etc). Through AppleFig Productions, LLC (www.applefig.com), the company he and his wife/business partner Mimi Apfel founded, he continues to provide professional theatre, event and television stage management services. Andrew served many years on the Stage Managers Association Board of Directors and is a current member of the Actors’ Equity Association Stage Managers Committee.

Beth Fletcher   Organizational Behavior   

Bio and Photo coming soon!

Emma Griffin   Directing   

Emma Griffin, Directing

Emma Griffin is a theater and opera director based in New York City.  She is a frequent collaborator on new music/theater pieces; these include Corey Dargel’s Removable Parts (winner of “Outstanding Performance Art Production” at NY Innovative Theater Awards) and Thirteen Near Death Experiences, Susan Bernfield and Rachel Peters’ Stretch, a fantasia, and Phil Kline’s Zippo Songs.  Opera credits include Les Mamelles de Tirésias at Juilliard Opera; The Cunning Little Vixen and Wozzeck at the Opera Company of Philadelphia/Curtis Opera Theater; The Rake’s Progress, Postcard from Morocco and Die Zauberflote at Curtis Opera Theater.  She is the Artistic Director of the OBIE-award winning Salt Theater. Highlights with Salt include Stage Door (FringeNYC Excellence Award as Best Director), Rinne Groff’s Inky, The Cherry Orchard and Conquest of the Universe.  Regional work at theaters such as Perseverance Theater, Geva Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, Southern Rep, Actor’s Express, Virginia Stage, Williamstown Theater Festival. She is currently developing the theater piece There is No There There with writer Sybil Kempson; Big & Salty with performer Chris Wells; and The Three Christs , a new opera by composer Corey Dargel for the NEWSPEAK ensemble.  She is Adjunct Faculty at New York University, where she teaches directing.

Rebecca Habel   

Rebecca Habel is a member of the General Management team at 101 Productions, Ltd., working on the new Broadway musical Big Fish.  She was the Managing Director of the Vineyard Theatre until September 2012. Previously, Rebecca served as General Manager of one of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway theatres, the American Airlines Theatre. Broadway credits include The 39 Steps, A Man for All Seasons, Hedda Gabler, The Philanthropist, After Miss Julie, Present Laughter, Everyday Rapture, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, and The Importance of Being Earnest.  Rebecca was the General Manager of Roundabout’s off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre, for three seasons and managed shows including Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Pig Farm, Suddenly Last Summer, Howard Katz, Beyond Glory, The Overwhelming, Crimes of the Heart, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Speech and Debate. Before her time at Roundabout, Rebecca served as General Manager of the Vineyard Theatre, managing shows including Eight Days Backwards, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Beautiful Child, The Argument, Miracle Brothers, People Are Wrong! After Ashley, and Where Do We Live?  Rebecca has a master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from American University in Washington, D.C.

Chris Jaehnig   - Director of Production & Design Studio; Drafting & AutoCAD   

Chris Jaehnig, - Director of Production & Design Studio; Drafting & AutoCADIn addition to being the Director of the P&D Studio, Chris has held several other positions in the Drama Department including Associate Chair, Associate Artistic Director and Interim Artistic Director.  He is an Associate Arts Professor and holds an MFA in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in Theatre and Drama from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  With Kitty Leech and Gregg Barnes, he founded the Production and Design Studio (at the time known as the Technical Production Track) in 1988.  He teaches Drafting and AutoCAD for P&D and has taught the historical component of the department's “Introduction to Theatre Production” (ITP) course, he also teaches “History of Theater Architecture.”  For 25 years, he produced all of the department's Stageworks or Mainstage Productions.   Recently he advised on the design and equipment for the new performing arts spaces at the NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU-Shanghai Campuses.   Currently he is consulting with the Harlem School of the Arts on a renovation project for their Black Box Theater.  He has managed projects for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Fourth of July Fireworks.  He is a member of the United States Institute for Theater Technology and the Broadway Green Alliance.

Joel Krause   - Management Seminar: Production Management   

Joel Krause, - Management Seminar: Production ManagementPrior to joining the Department of Drama's Production Staff, Joel spent five seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as Production Manager and Associate Production Manager. In addition to serving as Production Manager for the department's StageWorks season and teaching in the Production and Design Studio , he maintains an active career as a freelance Production Manager with Off-Broadway and not-for-profit companies.  Recent projects in include Suicide Incorporated, Tigers Be Still, Ordinary Days, and The Language of Trees for Roundabout Theatre Company; Oorah! and Farragut North for Atlantic Theater Company; and Good Ol’ Girls for Aruba Productions.  Joel holds an M.F.A. in Production Technology & Management  from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of North Dakota.

Kitty Leech    - Costume Design, History & Figure Drawing   

Kitty Leech,  - Costume Design, History & Figure DrawingIs a costume designer, illustrator, photographer and teacher. Her costume design credits include: Gross Indecency; the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, at the Minetta Lane Theatre, as well as productions in San Francisco, Toronto, Plymouth, England and London’s West End, Waiting for Green, a collaboration between Annie B. Parson and Ethel String Quartet at the World Financial Center in New York City and Imprints on a Landscape: The Mining Project for the Liz Lerman Dance exchange in Washington DC.  Notable Off-Broadway credits include The Novelist, A Romantic Portrait of Jane Austen by Howard Fast, and Goblin Market at the Circle-in-the-Square Theatre (Downtown) for which she received a Maharam Award nomination. For eight years she was the resident costume designer for the Lyrics and Lyricists concert series at the 92ndSt. Y.  She has designed costumes for numerous Off and Off-Off Broadway theatres, as well as for Republic National Bank at the Big Apple Circus, Banker’s Trust, and People magazine. Other international credits include The Almeida Theatre, London, Carnavale in Venezia, Festivale Inteatro in Polverigi, Italy, the Via, and Exit Festivals in France and The Edinburgh Festival.
Her sketches have been shown at the Susan Teller Gallery in Soho, New York, Greenberg and Hammer Inc 57th St., NYC and at the Cosmopolitan Club in Philadelphia, as well as in various exhibitions around the country. One of her sketches was awarded the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Curator’s Choice at the San Francisco Print Fair.
Her photographs have been seen Off-Broadway, in Black Masks magazine, in the on-line exhibits of Here is New York, World Stage Design, and in numerous NYU locations, publications, and websites.  Kitty currently teaches costume design, figure drawing, and costume history at Tisch Drama, where she was the resident costume designer for 18 years. She has taught at the Playwrights Horizon’s Theatre School, Parson’s School of Design, and has been a guest lecturer at Pratt Institute of Design and Lincoln Center Theatre, among others.  She is currently the Chair of the IATSE Costume Design Exam committee, the Chair of the TDF Costume Collection Advisory Committee, and the Chair of the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award Committee. She is a member of the board of directors of the Mid Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation, and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television.



Wendy Luedtke    - Careers In The Arts   

Wendy Luedtke,  - Careers In The Arts

Ms. Luedtke designs lighting for live entertainment, corporate events, and architectural projects. Theatrical Design and Associate credits include Covent Garden, Rome Opera, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Village Voice Obie Awards, and numerous Off- and Off-Off Broadway productions. Ms. Luedtke has worked for Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. She served as Resident Assistant Lighting Designer for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  With design one corporation, her projects ranged from designing for Tumi and Oscar de la Renta, to coordinating equipment and labor for an interactive video installation in Union Square Park. She previously served as the Associate Production Manager for the Department of Drama and has production managed events such as Aurelia's Oratorio at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. She has held varied positions from Assistant Technical Director, Stage Manager and Lighting Installation Supervisor to Site Liaison.  Ms. Luedtke has lectured at DePaul University and the University of Iowa and formerly taught a Technical Theatre/ Design workshop for DreamYard Drama Project.  Ms. Luedtke holds a BFA with Honors in Technical Production from New York University.

Todd Potter   - Fundamentals of Drawing & Advanced Drafting   

Todd Potter, - Fundamentals of Drawing & Advanced DraftingNew York;  Juno and the Paycock (Irish Rep), Fables in Slang and Home (Melting Pot Theater Company), MFA Repertory for Pace University.  TARGET Fall National Meeting 2011 Minneapolis MN. Regional; The Comedy of Errors (Kansas City Repertory Theater) A Christmas Carol (The Dallas Theater Center and Self Family Arts Center, Hilton Head), The Man Who Came to Dinner, Ain't Misbehavin', (Florida Repertory Theater), Sylvia, My Fair Lady, Born Yesterday, Having Our Say, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Sleuth (Self Family Arts Center, Hilton Head).  Last Night of the Ballyhoo, 1940's Radio Hour, A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Enchanted April, The Sugar Bean Sisters, Crimes of the Heart, and The Importance of Being Earnest, Sylvia, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Sugden Theater, Naples FL).  Hall Family Foundation Scholar in Set Design.  A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City:  MFA Degree in Set Design.   USA Local 829 member since 1986.

Natalie Robin    - Vectorworks for Lighting   

Natalie Robin,  - Vectorworks for LightingNatalie Robin is a NYC-based lighting designer of theater, opera,dance, music and performance art. She is the associate producer  of American Realness, a festival of contemporary performance curated by Ben Pryor. She is a founding company member of Polybe + Seats and an Associate Artist of Target Margin Theater. Natalie is the winner of the Apollo Lighting 2011 Standing O Award and was chosen as a 2008 Young Designer to Watch by Live Design Magazine. In 2009 and 2010, she participated in the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and has been a guest artist at Williams, Bard and Muhlenberg Colleges. Natalie is a contributing writer to Live Design Magazine and Stage Directions. Natalie also tours both domestically and internationally as a lighting supervisor and production manager for Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. BA:Columbia. MFA: NYU/Tisch http://www.natalierobinlighting.com/

Shelly Sabel   - Senior Capstone   

Shelly Sabel, - Senior Capstone

Shelly Sabel is a lighting designer whose Off-Broadway credits include several productions with Director Erica Schmidt including As You Like It (The Public Theater); Debbie Does Dallas and Spanish Girl (Second Stage Uptown); Naked Angels; The Director�s Company and The Flea Theatre. Many collaborations with Savion Glover and Tii Di including A tribute to Gregory Hines at The Tillis Center; The Egg (Albany, NY) and the 2002 Olympic Arts Festival. Scenery and lighting for Jared "Choclatt" Crawford�s Keep Bangin� (Savion Glover, director). In addition to her NY work,Shelly has designed for regional theatre companies throughout the US including productions with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Barrington Stage Company; Hamptons Shakespeare Festival and The Hasty Pudding Theatre in Boston, MA. She is the lighting designer for the windows and the Home Collection at The Ralph Lauren flagship stores on Madison Avenue. Shelly holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Sten Severson   - Sound Design   

Sten Severson, - Sound DesignWhen Sten is not teaching undergratuate sound designers in Tech Track he designs sound in a variety of venues.  His work can be heard in Broadway theaters, opera houses, regional stages and museums around the country.  He is currently an associate partner with Acme Sound Partners and has shared in the sound design of many of the Partnership's recent productions including Hair, 12th Night and In the Heights.  Other credits include productions for The Public Theatre, Center Stage (Baltimore), Williamstown Theater Festival, Ford's Theatre, Julliard School, Santa Fe Opera, Yale Rep, Cherry Lane, numerous other Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, a slew of other regional productions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC. 

Sara Walsh   Vectorworks for Scenery, Scene Design Mentoring   

Sara Walsh, Vectorworks for Scenery, Scene Design MentoringBio and Photo coming soon!

Cody Westgaard   - Stage Management   

Cody Westgaard, - Stage Management

Associate Production Manager

Before joining the Production Resource Office of the Department of Drama, Cody received his MFA in Production Technology and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. His production management credits include being the Associate Production Manager at the Williamstown Theatre Festival for three seasons (2009 – 2011), the Production Manager for Noble Fool Theatricals, St. Charles, IL (2007 – 2008) as well as the Assistant Production Manager for Noble Fool Theatricals (2004 – 2006). Some of Cody’s stage management credits include The Blues Brothers Revival (PMS) at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts; The Swordsmen! at Noble Fool Theatricals, St. Charles, IL; The Lion in Winter at TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago; and Jack Kerouac at The Noble Fool Theatre Company, Chicago. He has also worked as an Assistant Stage Manager for productions including The Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago (2006 – 2011); I am My Own Wife (ASM) at About Face Theatre Company, Chicago; and Damage Control at The Noble Fool Theatre Company, Chicago.  Cody completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre at Loyola University Chicago.

Derek Wright   Vectorworks for Lighting   

Bio and Photo coming soon!