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Richard L. Curtiss

Associate Professor of Drama and Dance


Degrees

MFA, 1996, Northrn Illinois Univ; BA, 1987, Eastern Connecticut St Univ


Bio

Rychard Curtiss (Lighting Design, Sound Design, Drafting and Stage Management) is the Drama Department's managing director and director of lighting. He has an M.F.A. in theatre design and technology from Northern Illinois University and a B.A. in art history from Eastern Connecticut State University; professionally, his designs have been seen in NYC, off-off and off-Broadway and at a variety of regional theatre companies around the country. Rychard designs lighting, sound and multimedia projections for the stage. The Bronx Opera, Jaradoa Theater Company, Double Helix Theater Company, Protean Theater Company, Hypothetical Theater Company and Brave New World Theater Company of Brooklyn are a few of the companies he has worked with.  He is a member of the Actors' Equity Association working primarily as a stage manager and an occasional actor. For examples of his work, visit his Web site, theatreguy.com.


Teaching Interests

Lighting Design, Sound Design, CADD, Stage Management

Research Interests

Copyright issues in the arts. Digital and computerized technology for the entertainment industry.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
DNCE 123 INDEPENDENT STUDY Undergraduate
DRAM 003 INTRO-THEATER ARTS Undergraduate
DRAM 016 STAGE LIGHTING Undergraduate
DRAM 020 SOUND FOR THE THEATER Undergraduate
DRAM 054 STAGE MANAGEMENT Undergraduate
DRAM 155 ADV PRODUCTION LABORATORY I Undergraduate
DRAM 156 ADV PRODUCTION LABORATORY II Undergraduate
DRAM 199 INTRNSHP IN DRAMA/THEATER ARTS Undergraduate
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