Selected Professional Scenic Design Credits:

Connecticut Lyric Opera, New London, CT

Die Fledermaus conducted by Adrian Sylveen, directed by Jan Mason, 2021-22

La Boheme conducted by Adrian Sylveen, directed by Jan Mason, 2021


Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, New York, NY

Pericles: Born in a Tempest directed by Jordan Reeves, 2017

co-production with Hunger & Thirst Theatre

The Tragedy of King Arthur by W. Shakespeare, a play by Arthur Phillips

World premiere of the stage adaptation of Phillips' bestselling novel, 

The Tragedy of Arthur, directed by Jordan Reeves, 2013


Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg, PA

Affiliated Artist of the Ensemble

Witch directed by Amy Rene Byrne, 2022

The Children directed by Morgan Kaufman & Daniel Roth, 2020

The Diary of Anne Frank directed by Daniel Roth, 2017

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) directed by Eric Wunsch, 2017

Row After Row directed by Andrew Hubatsek, 2016

Superior Donuts directed by Elizabeth Dowd, 2013

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) directed by Cassandra Pisieczko, 2012

Doubt, a Parable directed by James Goode, 2011

Jane Austen's Emma (world premiere by Jon Jory) directed by Andrew Hubatsek, 2011

Dracula directed by Laure McCants, 2010

The Clean House directed by Cassandra Pisieczko, 2009

Lebensraum directed by Gerard Stronicky, 2000

Lonely Planet directed by Jerry Matheny, 1999


Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Bridgeport, CT

Romeo and Juliet directed by Ellen Lieberman, 2012


Shakespeare Ventures, Fairfield, CT

Founding Artistic Director

Twelfth Night directed by Lynne Porter, 2006

Macbeth directed by Lynne Porter, 2005


Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, part of the Gamut Theatre, Harrisburg, PA

Associate Artistic Director, 1998-2002

Concept design for Gamut Theatre second theatre space, 2018-19

Othello directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 2002

The Merchant of Venice directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 2002

Shylock directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 2002

King John directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 2001

Macbeth directed by Lynne Porter, 2000

The Taming of the Shrew directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 1999

Twelfth Night directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 1998

Hamlet directed by Lynne Porter, 1997

As You Like It directed by J. Clark Nicholson, 1996

Julius Caesar directed by Thomas A. Hensel, 1995


Penobscot Theatre Company / Maine Shakespeare Festival, Bangor, ME

Hamlet directed by Mark Torres, 2000

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead directed by Mark Torres, 2000

A Comedy of Errors directed by Mark Torres, 2000

Sunday in the Park with George directed by Mark Torres, 1999


Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA

Working directed by Terence Nolen, 1991

Appalachian Ebeneezer directed by Aaron Posner, 1990


Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA

Marvin's Room directed by Lisa Adler, 1993

Prelude to a Kiss directed by Lisa Adler, 1992


Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Mars Hill, NC

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Bill Gregg, 1999

The Cat and the Canary directed by William Martin, 1993

Lettice and Lovage directed by William Martin, 1993

Corpse! directed by James Thomas, 1992

Nunsense II directed by James Thomas, 1993

Nunsense directed by James Thomas, 1992

A Flea in her Ear directed by William Martin, 1991

Desiree directed by William Martin, 1990

Born Yesterday directed by James Thomas, 1990

The Trip to Bountiful directed by James Thomas, 1990

Painting Churches directed by James Thomas, 1988

Tintypes directed by Hayward Ellis, 1988

Angel Street directed by Bill Gregg, 1988

Man of La Mancha directed by Hayward Ellis, 1987

Quilters directed by Hayward Ellis, 1987

Greater Tuna directed by Bill Gregg, 1987

An Enemy of the People directed by Hayward Ellis, 1986 

I Ought to be in Pictures directed by Bill Gregg, 1986


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Selected University Scenic Design Credits:

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The Lightning Thief, the Percy Jackson Musical directed by Sean Edgecomb, 2024

DollHouse directed by Jan Mason, 2023

Tiny Beautiful Things directed by Tom Schwans, 2022

[title of show] directed by Martha S. LoMonaco, 2021

Love & Imagination directed by Jan Mason, 2020

Authenticity directed by Jackob G. Hofmann, 2019

Fortinbras directed by Mark Torres, 2019

The Spitfire Grill directed by Tom Schwans, 2018

The Taming of the Shrew directed by Tom Schwans, 2017

Pack of Lies directed by Mark Torres, 2016

Avenue Q directed by Jackob Hofmann, 2015

Stop Kiss directed by Cat Miller, 2013

Rhinoceros directed by Jackob Hofmann, 2013

The Rocky Horror Show directed by Ryan McKinney, 2008

Ravenous directed by Jon Leiseth, 2007

Picasso at the Lapin Agile directed by Heather Parady, 2005

She Stoops to Conquer directed by Sarah Peterson, 2003

Lend me a Tenor directed by Doug Moser, 2001

The House of Blue Leaves directed by Bob Bresnick, 2000

Biedermann and the Firebugs directed by William Martin, 1998

Blue Window directed by Lisa Brailoff, 1997

Little Shop of Horrors directed by Karen Baranski, 1996

Waiting for Godot directed by Ben Halm, 1995


University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Postcard from Morocco directed by Paula Kemper, 1995

Die Fledermaus directed by Paula Kemper, 1995

Quilt directed by Ed DeLatte, 1995

A Flea in her Ear directed by Kennis Wessel, 1994

Cosi Fan Tutti directed by Paula Kemper, 1994

Once Upon a Mattress directed by Ed DeLatte, 1994

Twelfth Night directed by Kennis Wessel, 1993

Woman in Mind directed by Ed DeLatte, 1993


Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

The Maids directed by Lynne Porter, 1989

The Unsinkable Molly Brown directed by Larry Augustine, 1989

Noises Off directed by Axel Kleinsorg, 1988

West Side Story directed by Larry Augustine, 1987

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds directed by Lynne Porter, 1987

Angel Street directed by Axel Kleinsorg, 1986

Mimosa Pudica directed by Lynne Porter, 1985


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Selected Professional Theatre Employment:

Shakespeare Ventures, Fairfield, CT, 2003-2007

Founding Artistic Director for summer classical company.

Scenic Designer for Shakespeare productions.


Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, Harrisburg, PA, 1995-2002

Associate Artistic Director for year-round professional company, 1998-2002.

Scenic Design, costume design, lighting design, paint charge, technical direction for various Shakespeare productions.


Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Mars Nill, NC, 1985-1999 

Production Designer for summer repertory company.


International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT, 2007

Layout and Design for month-long festival of the arts.


Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1991-1993

Master Prop Artisan building furniture, props and puppets for major regional theatre.


MLR Theatrical Studios, Bridgeport, PA, 1989-1991

Scene Shop Foreman overseeing construction, painting, shipping and load-in of scenery for various theatres, casinos and cruise ships.


Brown County Playhouse, Nashville, IN, 1983

Prop Master for summer stock company.


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1982-1985

Technical Assistant building scenery and props for university theatre department.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, 1982

Stage Operations Crew, shifting scenery and running props in three theatres on a daily rep schedule.


Pennsylvania Festival Theatre, State College, PA, 1980-1981

Master Carpenter for summer stock company running in two theatres.


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Educational Employment:

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 1995-Present

Professor of Theatre

Resident Designer

Producer for Theatre Fairfield

Director of the Theatre Program 2002-2007, 2010-Present

Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department 2008-2012


University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1993-1995

Assistant Professor

Resident Scenic Designer


Susquehanna University 1985-1989

Full-Time Instructor

Resident Designer for Scenery, Costumes, Lights

Technical Director


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Scenic painting, prop construction, furniture construction, hand drafting, Vectorworks CAD drafting, SketchUp, LayOut, scenic carpentry, aluminum welding, foam carving, hand and machine sewing, upholstery, stage management, crew supervision.



MFA, Scenic Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1985

BA, Theatre, Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO, 1981


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