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Jon Young
Scenic Designer
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533 Jean Marie
Norman, OK 73072
816.805.6207 tel


www.Dscenicstudio.com






 
 
Education
 

The University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2002
M.F.A. in Scenic Design with John Ezell

The University of Kansas-Lawrence, 1998
B.F.A. in Theatre Design emphasis in scenic and lighting design

   
Professional Memberships
 

United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829. Scenic Design.
United States Institute For Theatre Technology
         Annual conference attendance: 2005-Present                          

   
Employment
 

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, 2009-Present

Park University, Kansas City, MO
Assistant Professor of Theatre, 2005- 2009

Freelance Designer
Scenic Designer, 2000- Present

Kansas City/ Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Assistant Scenic Artist, 2001-2005

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City, MO
Charge Scenic Artist, 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2009

Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City, MO
Assistant Scenic Artist, 2000 and 2001

Hallmark Crown Center Shopping Mall, Kansas City, MO,
         Charge Artist          
         Chip’s Chocolate Factory (2003) and Coterie Theatre (2002)

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Graduate Assistant, 1999-2001

   
Teaching Experience
 

STAGECRAFT INSTITUTE OF LAS VEGAS, 2010

  • Scene Painting Class with Jenny Knott (Paint Product Manager for Rosco) and Heidi Hoffer (Professor of Design at Oklahoma State University).


THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2009-Present
Courses Taught

  • Drama 1013 Introduction To Design
  • Drama 1133 Drawing and Rendering
  • Drama 2153 Beginning Scenic Design
  • Drama 4073 Developing Professional Perspective
  • Drama 4113 Scenic Painting
  • Drama 4253 History of Décor
  • Drama 4940 Special Topics: Model Building

University Committees and Offices

  • Academic Advising Council, 2010
  • Dean’s Advisory Council, 2009-Present
  • Integration Project, 2009
  • Search Committee, Costume Designer, 2010-Present


PARK UNIVERSITY, 2005-2009
Courses Taught

  • TH100 Introduction to Theatre
  • TH115 Technical Theatre Production
  • TH217 Design 1
  • TH110, 210, 310 Theatre Practicum

University Committees and Offices

  • New Faculty Committee, 2005
  • Environmental Health and Safety Committee, 2007
  • Shared Governance Committee, 2006-07
  • Scholarship and Creative Activity, 2007
  • Program Coordinator for the Department of Theatre, 2007
  • Chair, Visiting Professor of Theatre Search Committee, 2007
   
Professional Scenic Designs
 

The Black hills Playhouse, Custer, SD
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Directed by Janice Fronczak, 2009

UNICORN THEATRE, Kansas City, MO
Mauritius, Directed by Cynthia Levin, 2008
Faith Healer, Directed by Sidonie Garrett, 2008
The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Directed by Cynthia Levin, 2006

COTERIE THEATRE, Kansas City, MO
The Night Before Christmas, Directed by Jeff Church, 2004
After Juliet, Directed by Sidonie Garrett, 2004

LATE NIGHT THEATRE, Kansas City, MO
Disaster 04’, Directed by Ron Megee, 2004
The Woman, Directed by Valarie Mackie, 2004
Killings at Kamp Tittekaka, Directed by Ron Megee, 2004
Santaland Diaries, Directed by Jeff Church, 2003
Dangerous Dirty Little Liaisons, Directed by Ron Megee, 2003
The Importance of Being Three’s Company, Directed by Phil Hooser, 2003

EUBANK PRODUCTIONS, Kansas City, MO
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Directed by Stephen Eubank, 2003

POTLUUCK PRODUCTIONS, Kansas City, MO
Two For The Show, Directed by D.K. Evenson, 2001
What’s My Diagonsis?, Directed by Barbara Houston Shaffer, 2001

   
Academic Designs
 

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, OK
Rent, Directed by Shawn Churchman, 2010
The Three Musketeers, Directed by Lee Neibert, 2009

PARK UNIVERSITY, Parkville, MO
Scenic and Lighting Designer
The Smell of the Kill, Directed by Mark Robbins, 2009
The Book of Liz, Directed by Crissy Mundey Young, 2008
SubUrbia, Directed by Mark Robbins, 2008
The Shape of Things, Directed by Scott Stackhouse, 2008
Rumors, Directed by marsha m. morgan, 2007
On The Verge, Directed by marsha m. morgan, 2007
The Underpants, Directed by marsha m. morgan, 2006
Play It Again, Sam, Directed by marsha m. morgan, 2006
The Laramie Project, Directed by marsha m. morgan, 2005

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY, Kansas City, MO
Scenic Designer
Anything to Declare, Directed by Sari Ketter, 2001   
Three Days of Rain, Directed by Ron Schaffer, 2001
Mad Forest, Directed by Joe Price, 2000

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS
Scenic Designer
Wolf Child, Directed by Jean Kline, 1998

Lighting Designer
Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman, Directed by Delores Ringer, 1996   

   
Exhibits, Workshops, Adjudications conducted
 

Exhibits
USITT
Design Expo, 2010 annual conference Kansas City, MO

  • Scenic design of The Three Musketeers

ACTF
Faculty Design Exhibit, 2010 Festival Amarillo, TX

  • Scenic Design of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

WORLD STAGE DESIGN EXPOSITION, Seoul, Korea, September 18-23, 2009.
WSD is an international exhibition of set, costume, lighting, and sound design. Design work was adjudicated by an international jury for inclusion in the WSD Gallery Exhibition.

  • Scenic Design selected for gallery inclusion: After Juliet, Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, 2004.
  • Publication: After Juliet, page 153, World Stage Design 2009 Catalog, Seosaim publishing company, Korea Theatre Artist Association, 2009.

Service
USITT
Reviewed portfolios of student designers, 2010, Kansas City, MO

Bold Strokes and Finesse: the stage designs of John Ezell USITT Phoenix, 2007
Coordinated planning of special exhibit between USITT Heritage Scene Design Commission, the studio of John Ezell, and curator Gene Friedman.

KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

  • REGIONAL COMMITTEE MEMEBER
  • Co-Vice Chair of Design, Technology and Management 2010-Present
  • Festival Management Team, Region V, Festival 41
  • ACTF Respondent Regions 5 & 6 2008-Present

REGIONAL FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

  • Model Building Workshop and Overview, Region VI, 2010 Festival
  • Reviewed portfolios of student designers, Region VI, 2010 Festival
  • Design Intensive: A workshop in 2-d wood graining Region V, Festival 41
  • Three Walls and a Ceiling: Peering Through the Fourth Wall Region V, Festival 40
  • Load-In/Out adjudication of The Wild Party, Festival 40
  • Faux This! A seminar in 2-d wood graining. Region V, Festival 39.
  • Load-In adjudication of Five Girls Wearing the Same Dress, Festival 39.
   
Master Classes
 

Collaborative Process with Ming Cho Lee and Linda Cho, 2008
Cobalt Studios: Translucent Drops with Bob Moody, 2002
UMKC Charrette: Designing King Lear with Director Barry Kyle, 2001
Designing for Television and Film with Dennis Rosa, 2001
Cobalt Studios: Faux woodgraining with Nels Christainson, 2000
UMKC Charrette: Designing Peer Gynt with Eldon Elder, 2000

   
Honors, Awards and Scholarships
 

The John F. Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
National Teaching Artist Grant, 2007
UMKC Chancellors Non-Resident Scholarship, 1999-2002
KCATF Region 5 third place scene design, 1998
Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship, 1996-1998

 
   
 
 
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