This site serves primarily as an online portfolio of my design work but should also present a snapshot of my university teaching and administrative career.
My scene and lighting designs have been seen at such theatres as the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Theatre Virginia, Florida Studio Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Florida Stage, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, Drury Lane Theatre, Heritage Repertory Theatre, Veggie Tales Live National Tour, The Lost Colony, World Stage Exposition in Toronto, Wall Street Danceworks and others. I am a member of the national designers union, United Scenic Artist, Local 829
in scene and lighting design.
My university teaching currently rotates through graduate and undergraduate courses in Lighting Design, Scene Design, and Computer Assisted Design for the Theatre in both technical drawing and computer rendering. I served as Chair for the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina and Artistic Director of Theatre South Carolina from 2004 to 2014. The department offers the BA, MA, MAT, MFA (Acting, Scene Design, Costume Design and Lighting Design) in Theatre and the BA Dance with tracks in Performance / Choreography and Dance Education. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre
(NAST), the National Association of Schools of Dance
(NASD) and is a member of the University / Resident Theatre Association
(U/RTA). I hope you will find out more by exploring our department's website at the University of South Carolina's Department of Theatre and Dance
National service to the profession includes work as Vice President (2017-2020) for the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and member of the Board of Trustees (2017-2020) for the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations (CAAA). Founded in 1965, NAST is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 187 accredited institutional members across the United States. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors. Prior to election as Vice President, I served six years as a member of the NAST Commission for Accreditation and an additional three years as Chair of the Commission and Member of the Board of Directors. I have served regularly as a Visiting Evaluator for membership reviews since 2007.
Recent local community service includes board membership on the Columbia Design League, President of the Blythewood Middle School Orchestra Booster Club, and the Harvest Hope Food Bank.
My interests include wilderness backpacking, trout fishing, swimming,
carpentry, fixing things and I am an avid history/biography reader.
I live with my wife Betsy and daughter Liza near Columbia, South Carolina.