Matthew Gowin -- Lighting
GOWIN (Lighting Designer): Matt is a second year MFA candidate
who did his undergraduate work at the University of Indianapolis.
At Purdue he has designed Sueño
(KC/ACTF Region III presentation), Our Town and
Little shop of Horrors . At U of I, Matt designed lights
for The Man of LaMancha , Coming Home (premiere), Cat’s
Cradle (premiere), and A Day in the Wife of Avery Mann (American
premiere). He assisted designer Laura Glover on Dance Kaleidoscope’s
Carmina Burana and the EdyVean Repertory Theatre’s
Galileo . Matt co-designed lights for Steel Magnolias with
Joann Johnson, also at the EdyVean. He has assisted Ryan
Koharchik on The Tempest at Purdue University and will be
co-designing To Kill a Mockingbird with Ryan next spring.
He has done lighting for numerous dance pieces with the
Purdue Repertory Dance Company and Dance Connection in Indianapolis.
He plans to work in the field of concert design upon completion
of his degree in addition to his theatrical endeavors.
Kristy Lee McManus -- Costumes
Kristy is a third year Costume Design MFA candidate at Purdue
University. She is currently working on her terminal project
costume designs for To Kill a Mockingbird
, which opens at Purdue in February.
Purdue costume designs include Sueno ,
Our Town , Slow Dance
on the Killing Ground , and Museum .
favorite designs include Ruthless! ,
Eleemosynary , and Dragon
Woo Ree at Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede Colorado.
also had the opportunity to assist New York designer Margaret
McKowen on a production of The Tempest this summer
at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock Arkansas.
completion of her degree in May, Kristy will hopefully find
herself working at a major regional theatre.
thanks need to go out to her husband who's commitment and
love have been a saving grace this past semester.
Timothy J. Rogers -- Video/WebDesign
is a first year graduate student in Computer Graphics Technology.
T.J. began his career in showbiz as a homeless street performer
in the early 90's on "The Ave" in Seattle's University District.
Apparently too proud to just beg for spare change,
he discovered that "hamming it up" on The Ave
was a reasonable alternative that even restored him with
some sense of personal dignity.
By 1994 he somewhow managed to clown his way into the University
of Washington where he earned a B.A. in theatre from the
School of Drama. While at the U.W., he worked on several
U.W. productions including, All
Powers Necessary and Convenient ,
and The Loves of Cass McGuire .
graduation T.J. spent several years as a professional stagehand
in the greater Seattle area (I.A.T.S.E. local 15) where
he worked and experienced the live professional entertainment
industry during a "boomtime" and was fortunate
to work in a wide variety of venues and formats.
is probably best know for the conception, direction, and
production of the Univeristy District's April Fools
Day Pageant (1996-2001),
a celebration honoring the "roots" of his face-first
journey across this strange stage of fools.
is a first year graduate scene designer at Purdue. He has
just graduated Cum Laude from Frostburg State University
in western Maryland where he majored in technical theatre
and design. At FSU, he designed various shows such as Torch
Song Trilogy, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Shakespeare’s
Love’s Labour’s Lost; as well as directing The
Fantasticks. Justin has also spent the past several summers
working in summer stock for the Seagle Music Colony in upstate
New York as a stage manager and scene designer. This past
summer he designed their production of Sweeney Todd, as
well as being scenic artist for productions of Carmen and
Fiddler on the Roof. In January, Justin had the great opportunity
to design a touring production of Hansel and Gretel for
the Fort Worth Opera. This season he was the scenic designer
for The Diviners.
Stephanie Shaw -- Costumes
Stephanie Shaw is a third year graduate student in Costume Technology at Purdue University. She will obtain her Master of Fine Arts degree in May of 2003. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at West Virginia University in Theatre Design and Technology. As a technology major, Stephanie has developed skills in costume construction, puppet construction, millinery, mask making, and textile construction. She believes a greater knowledge in the construction of a costume and all of its components improves the development the costume's design. Stephanie has constructed costumes for many productions at both West Virginia University (WVU) and Purdue University (PU). Her design credits include Broadway at WVU, The Glass Mendacity at PU, and South Pacific at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ. Most recently, as her terminal project for completion of her MFA, Stephanie designed and constructed the puppet plant, Audrey II, for Purdue Univ
ersity's production of Little Shop of Horrors.
graduate of Brigham Young University, David is currently
pursuing a master’s degree in sound design and technology
from Purdue University.
Included in his many sound design and engineering credits
are, BYU’s productions of Children of Eden and My
Fair Lady, Purdue’s production of Little Shop of Horrors,
as well as the 25th anniversary national tour of Saturday’s
Warrior. David also worked as a sound engineer for the host
broadcast company at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games.
Most recently David worked as a sound designer and engineer
at Tuacahn, an award winning outdoor theater located in
Southern Utah. Tuacahn’s 2002 summer season included
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Annie Get
Your Gun, and UTAH!
David would like to thank his wife and son for all of their
love and support.
Jesse Dreikosen -- Scenery
Richard K. Thomas -- Project Director
has composed sound scores for over eighty theatre productions,
including King Lear at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre,
Twelfth Night at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and,
most recently, a Cymbeline at Chicago's Roosevelt Theatre.
He has designed sound for many productions across the United
States including the Perry Street Theatre in New York, Wisdom
Bridge in Chicago, Stiemke Theatre in Milwaukee, Louisiana
State University Theatre, Loretto Hilton Repertory Theatre
of St. Louis, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival of Cleveland,
Baltimore Experimental Theatre Festival, and Indianapolis
Repertory Theatre in Indiana. His design for Athol Fugard's
The Island was performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival
in Dublin, Ireland. His sound score for Little Guys, was
performed at Fringe Festivals across Canada. He also composed
music themes for the Indianapolis 500 mile race in such
programs as "The Road to Indy," and "Great Indy Moments"
on ESPN, and "Countdown to Indy," which were syndicated
internationally. He has also designed and consulted on many
sound systems, including the planetarium at the largest
children's museum in the world, the Indianapolis Children's
Museum. He designed the state of the art computer controlled
sound system for The Battle of Tippecanoe Outdoor Drama,
for which he subsequently composed the musical score.
He is a two-time winner of the Indiana Master Artist Fellowship
in 1991 and 1993. His studio, Zounds Productions has been
involved in the production of over twenty-five albums, which
have received favorable reviews in such publications as
Creem Magazine and Billboard, among others. He co-produced
Carrie Newcomer's national release on the Rounder/Philo
label, Visions and Dreams. He has lectured and exhibited
across the United States on Theatre Sound Design, and internationally
in Canada, Italy, Germany, and Israel, and is published
in such distinguished journals as the Acoustical Society
of America, and the Audio Engineering Society. In 2002 he
won the USITT Herbert D. Greggs Award for outstanding journal
article. He is the past Sound Commissioner for the United
States Institute for Theatre Technology, and a member of
the New York Sound Designers group in IATSE Local 1 (International
Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employess, New York Sound Designer's
Local). He is currently the United States official delegate
to the OISTAT (Organization of International Scenographers,
Technicians, and Architects for the Theatre) Scenography
Commission, and the chair of the International OISTAT Sound
Rick received his BA degree from Michigan State University
and his MFA from Purdue University. He has been involved
in the creation of over 100 original one act radio dramas,
many of which have aired on the Radio Drama series he created
for National Public Radio affiliate, WBAA. He recently presented,
The Creature his third full length play, the other two being
a 60's retro-rock musical This Is My Country based on Aristophane's
Lysistrata, and the punk rock musical Awakening, which was
performed at Purdue University in 1993. Original one act
plays include And Now, Mr. Lincoln, a one person show he
has toured in the Midwestern United States, Bloodbath of
the Living Dead in 3D (adapted from the John Pielmeyer play,
Splatterflick), and Know Blood for Oil, a performance art
piece which he created for The War Mosaic at Wells Cultural
Center in 1991. He is currently developing a new play about
cloning, class and civilization, called Entropics, designing
the sound for the United States Theatre Design Exhibition
for the 2003 Prague Quadrennial, and a member of the organizing
committee for the OISTAT Educom Scenofest activities at
the Prague Quadrennial.