GreenTheatre Committee (alphabetical):
School of the Arts
KEN CANFIELD is the Instructor for Theatre Design and Technology at The School of the Arts in Rochester (SOTA). SOTA is a grade 7 to 12 school where students choose a fine arts concentration after being admitted by audition. He has had a career committed to educating developing theatre practitioners. He has designed and built scenery for theatres, universities, and schools throughout New York State and across the country. His professional credits include Oklahoma State University, Nazareth College, Plymouth State University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Kearsarge Arts Theatre.
Ken has an MFA in design from The Ohio State University.
University of Maine
|JOSEPH P. DONOVAN is in his fourth year as the TD/PM for the Division of Theatre and Dance at The University of Maine. He teaches Stagecraft and other courses in Technical Theatre such as Drafting, Stage Management and Technical Direction. Joe is also the Technical Advisor for Husson University Theatre. Previously Joe worked as the Production Manager at The Penobscot Theatre in Bangor and prior to that was the Technical Director at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for three seasons. Other credits include work with The Barnstormer’s Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The Barn Theatre and Humboldt State University where he received his MFA in Technical Production.|
Plymouth State University
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|MATT KIZER lives with his wife and son in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is the resident scenic and lighting designer for Plymouth State University, where he has been the head of the design and technology program since 1996. He is a regular designer for Papermill Theatre, a regional company in Lincoln, NH. He has designed for the Educational Theatre Collaborative, which produces both traditional and original musicals. He has designed for Kearsarge Arts Theatre (KAT) Company in New London, a childrens’ theatre company, also specializing in new works. One of his productions there, A You and Me World, was awarded the Moss Hart Award for Children’s Theatre. Another, Mail to the Chief, was invited for performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He served as faculty lighting designer for Operafestival Di Roma in Italy, where he designed lighting forL’elisir di amore and The Magic Flute, both produced with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. He has designed for Barnstormers Theatre, White River Theatre Festival in Vermont, and for dance companies, theatres, and colleges in New England, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana.
He holds a BA in Theatre from Purdue University and an MFA in Design from The Ohio State University.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
|MAX LYDY teaches Production Design and Technology at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington NC. He received his M.F.A. from Purdue University.
Mr. Lydy has taught in various academic programs over the past twenty years including: The Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, The University of Southwestern Louisiana, The State University of New York at New Paltz and The State University of New York in Stone Ridge.
Mr. Lydy’s design credits include the scenic and lighting design for the Public Broadcasting System series Dance Talks. His most recent works include off-broadway technical consultations, as well as Scenic Design and Technical Direction for The Diary of Anne Frank.
Prior to his decision to become an academic professional, Mr. Lydy worked as a Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer and Technical Director for several nationally acclaimed Theatre and Dance Companies. Mr. Lydy has designed Scenery, Lighting, Sound or served as Production Manager/Technical Director for over 350 productions in his professional and academic career.
|David M Reynolds
King’s College Theatre Dept.
|DAVE REYNOLDS is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at King’s College where he works as a designer, director, and educator. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design from Temple University in 2009. He has worked extensively as a freelance designer and technical director in Northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Some recent design credits include: Lighting Design/Technical Direction – Two Gentlemen of Verona, PAI at the FM Kirby Center; Scenic & Lighting Design – Dancing at Lughnasa, Gaslight Theatre Company, Scenic Design – The Cure at Troy, Swarthmore College; Lighting Design – Antigone, King’s College, Scenic Design/Technical Direction – Charley’s Aunt and Little Shop of Horrors, Maples Repertory Theatre, Macon, MO. He is a proud co-founder of the Gaslight Theatre Company of Wilkes-Barre, a non-profit company dedicated to bring classical and under-produced works of theatre to Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is extremely excited to be a part of Green Theatre.|
|David R. Whitney
Round House Theatre
|DAVID R. WHITNEY is the Technical Director for Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, about 5 miles outside of Washington, DC. He is the Vice Chair for the board of the USITT-Chesapeake regional section. He has served as Technical Director, Master Carpenter, and Props Master for Creative Visions and PlayMakers Repertory Company in North Carolina, and Wolf Trap Opera Company in Virginia. He has published articles on advanced stagecraft techniques. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Theatre from Radford University.|