I love to Paint fortuitously.
Draw, Draw, Draw.....
Cut with the skill of a Thoracic Surgeon.
West Side Story
A Little Night Music
Interview with Dr. Steve Taft to be included in his new online textbook, "The Theater in YOU". Dr. Taft's question, "What final words do you have for a young designer?"
Interview by Dr. Steve Taft, Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa.
Working in New York City since the Fall of 1993, I have worked in the Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theater arenas.
Graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with an MFA in Scenic Design. I studied with John Ezell. I was the recipient of a Hall Family Foundation Scholar.
In addition, I have a MA in Theater from The University of Central Missouri plus a BA from Drury University in Speech and Dramatic Arts & Art History.
Originally from Independence, Missouri-the land of Harry S. Truman where I went to Truman High School and was encouraged my senior year by my "drama" teacher to become a Set Designer. I literally went from the end of football season to play rehearsal of "Summer and Smoke".
I am the Managing Principal at Studio HIP Landscape Architecture where I apply my skills as designer and management.
AND finally, I wrote and illustrated a Children's Picture book published in 2014, "Jimmy Jack Gets a New Job".
To date I've had the pleasure to work on sixteen Broadway productions as an Associate or Assistant Scenic Designer.