MFA Set Design, Florida Atlantic University -- May, 2011

BA Creative Writing/English, with high honors, Michigan State University

Set Design Experience

Gulfshores Playhouse, Naples, Florida:Tuesdays with Morrie

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida :      Talking Pictures, Twelfth Night,              Jacques Brel Project, Eurydice, A Thurber Carnival

Women's Theatre Project, Fort Lauderdale, Florida :     Eclipsed, Speaking Elephant

Old Town Playhouse, Traverse City, Michigan:   Rosenstrasse, The Mummy, Last Call


Props Master, Mosaic Theater, Plantation, Floirda   February, 2012 to present. 

Props, Florida Atlantic University, 2006-2009

Upholstery, furniture design, breakable objects and pottery, body parts.

Experience buying, making, altering, upholstering.  Have redone furniture, recovered and reupholstered or stripped down to the frame.  Designed furniture: Tudor cradle, chairs, table, Roman era sarcophagus, prie deux.  Cut and carved styrofoam: stones, bricks, hillsides.  Worked with glue guns, staplers, skewers, muslin, cheesecloth, burlap, erosion cloth and canvas.    Have worked with guns, blank ammunition.

Scenic Painting

Experience with faux techniques: various marbles, woodgrain, staining, pickling, stone and brick, linoleum.  Stencilling, spattering, scumbling, glazes and washes.   Have used projections and gridded enlargements.  Lettering.   Textures. 

Scenic Painting, Mosaic Theatre, Plantation, Florida

Scenic Painting, Sixth Star Entertainment, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Assistant Scenic Charge.  Des Moines Metro Opera, summer season, 2006

Scenic Charge, FAU Summer Rep, 2008, 2009

Old Town Playhouse, 1995-2002

      Special projects:  three-color marble floor Sound of Music

      Black on black American flag on floor for Assassins

      Three flats of library books (1,100 spines) for Beauty and the Beast

      Five walls of hierogyphics and Egyptian painting in The Mummy

Computer Skills

AutoCad, Photoshop, Word, Excel


Assassins, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rainmaker

Rosenstrasse, The Last Call, The Mummy, To Jerusalem


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