Sarah J. Fabian, M.F.A., Assistant Professor

Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre

College of Arts and Sciences

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

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EDUCATION

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY in Evanston, Illinois

Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design for Scenic Design, 2008-2012

Degree awarded June 2013

Thesis Chair: Todd Rosenthal

Thesis Committee: Walt Spangler, Joseph Appelt

Training: Daniel Ostling, Todd Rosenthal, Walt Spangler, Linda Roethke, Ana Kuzmanic, Joseph Appelt, Jessica Thebus, Anna Shapiro

HOPE COLLEGE in Holland, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Concentration in Scenic Design

Minor in Studio Art with a concentration in Oil Painting, 2004-2008

Design Mentor: Richard Smith

Training: Richard Smith, Paul Anderson, Perry Landes, Michelle Bombe, Daina Robins, John K. V. Tammi, Jean Bahle

Studio Art Mentor: Katherine Sullivan

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL | 2016-Present

CMTT 130: Introduction to Theatre (Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

CMTT 130: Introduction to Theatre - Hybrid (Fall 2017)

CMTT 130: Introduction to Theatre - Online (Fall 2019)

CMTT 240: Stagecraft (Fall 2017)

STAM 300: The Performative Self - Exploring Identity and Character Through Theatre (Fall 2019, Spring 2021^)

CMTC 308: Independent Study - Advanced Technical Direction & AutoCAD (K. Garcia, Fall 2017)

CMTC 308: Independent Study - Advanced Carpentry (N. Baltudis, Spring 2020)

CMTT 309: Independent Study - Technical Direction & AutoCAD (K. Garcia & J. Merel, Spring 2017)

CMTT 309: Independent Study - Professional Development: Portfolio and Resumes (T. Stevens, Fall 2019)

CMTT 309: Independent Study - Advanced Carpentry (R. Denham, Fall 2019; N. Baltudis, Spring 2020*)

CMTT309: Independent Study - Advanced Stage Design (S. Acevedo, Spring 2020*)

CMTT309: Independent Study - Arts Management (P. Desai, Spring 2021^)

CMTT309: Independent Study - Advanced Puppetry  (R. Guerrero, Spring 2021^)

CMTT 333: Contemporary Theatre (Fall 2018, Spring 2020*)

CMTT 334: Special Topics in Theatre - The Art of Visual Storytelling (Spring 2017)

CMTT 334: Special Topics in Theatre - Musical Theatre, Europe (Summer I 2018)

CMTT 334: Special Topics in Theatre - Puppetry (Summer I 2019)

CMTT 339: Advanced Theatre Practicum (Fall 2016, Summer I & II 2017, Spring 2018 (2 sections), Summer I 2018, Spring 2021 Hybrid, Fall 2021)

CMTT 339: Technical Theatre Production (Spring 2021 Hybrid)

CMTT 340: Set Design (Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Summer 2021 Online)

CMTT 346: American Musical Theatre (Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2021 Online)

CMTT 383: Professional Internship (S. Foster - Goodman Theatre Marketing Internship, Fall 2018)

ZHON 395: Honors Thesis (S. Foster - "The Future of Goodman Theatre: An Examination of Audience Development and Marketing Strategies

                        to Attract and Maintain Young Adult Audiences", Spring 2019)

CMTT423: Independent Study - New Play Development and Formation of A Theatre Company (C. Cheng, Fall 2019)

* indicates converted to remote due to Covid-19

 ^ indicates remote course due to Covid-19

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL | 2013-2015

Theatre 201:  Introduction to Design, Lecture and Lab Adjunct Instructor, 2013-2015

Theatre 241:  Scene Design I, Adjunct Faculty, 2013-2014

SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR

Columbia College Chicago - Chicago, IL | 2013

AutoCAD, 2013

Rendering for Theatre, 2013

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL | 2008-2012

Theatre 241:  Scene Design I, Instructor, 2010

Theatre 241:  Scene Design I, Teaching Assistant, 2011, 2010

Theatre 119:  Production Laboratory - Electrics Instructor, 2010

Theatre 119:  Production Laboratory - Properties Instructor, 2009

Theatre 119:  Production Laboratory - Scenic Art Instructor, 2009

Theatre 119:  Production Laboratory - Scenic Carpentry Instructor, 2008

DRAMA INSTRUCTOR, Trinity High School - River Forest, IL | April-June 2011

Acting I

Introduction to Musical Theatre

Introduction to Theatre

TEACHING ASSISTANT, Hope College - Holland, MI | 2007-2008

Theatre Crafts I & II - Scenic Design segment

Advanced Scenic Design I

Advanced Scenic Design II

MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Presentation: Scenic Design

Goodman Theatre, August 2017

A one-day presentation exploring the world of theatrical design to the Williams Medical Prep students. The Goodman Education area "is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. We subscribe to the idea of arts as education—using the tools of our profession to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices. In partnership with schools, our focus on professional development with teachers hones their abilities to activate student learning. With both adults and youth, our exploration of authentic voice leads to conversations about identity and commonalities in shared experience. Using our art in service of a wider vision of social change is our guiding principle—and is an extension of Goodman Theatre’s vision and values as a cultural and community organization invested in quality, diversity and community." (https://www.goodmantheatre.org/Engage-Learn/)

Workshop: Scenic Design

Steppenwolf Young Adult Council, February 2017

A one-day workshop exploring the world of scenic design. The Young Adult Council is "a unique program for passionate and motivated high school students who wish to learn the inner-workings of professional theatre from the most celebrated artists in the city. In addition to face time with these leading professionals, Council members attend the best plays in Chicago, learn how to analyze and speak about these plays and lead events for their peers around Steppenwolf productions. Council members meet once a week and receive a travel stipend for this rigorous and exciting work." (from www.steppenwolf.org/education)

Master Class: The Art of Visual Storytelling, A Pop-Up! Grinnell College, Fall 2015

A two-day master class open to the students and faculty from the departments of theatre, dance, art and art history, and music. The class focused on storytelling through two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums of found materials. Participants used personal life events as the basis of their story and used the found materials to create a piece of art that expressed their point of view. 

 

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RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Select Scenic Design

 

indicates a world premiere

indicates a Chicago premiere

^ cancelled due to Covid-19

PRODUCTION

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

NUEVAS VOCES

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

RESIDENCE^

NATIVE GARDENS

HOW TO HERO, OR THE SUBWAY PLAY

THE PILLOWMAN

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE

FULFILLMENT CENTER

HIGH FIDELITY

SERSE

L'ORONTEA+

FLIES! THE MUSICAL

COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN

NUEVAS VOCES: A 10-Minute Play Festival

NO CHILD

NOISES OFF

IN THE NEXT ROOM (or The Vibrator Play)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH

THE TENDER LAND

3C+

CLOUD 9

GENDER BREAKDOWN*

UNSEEN*

A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY+

AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP

IN A WORD+

THE GILDED AGE*

TRANSLATIONS

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

MOTEL 666*

ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE*

CRIMES OF THE HEART

ALADDIN, JR.

ALL SHOOK UP

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - TYA+

48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!

I & YOU+

HONK!, JR.

INCEST: A LOVE STORY*

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

TINTYPES

ORVILLE & WILBUR DID IT!*

HELLO, FAILURE

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR*

THE LITTLE FOXES

HOLIDAZE

THE PAJAMA GAME

SWEENEY TODD

SHE LOVES ME

SOUTH OF SETTLING

TWELFTH NIGHT

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

YAP 2011 SHOWCASE

THE SECRET GARDEN

THE AMERICAN PILOT

MASS

ROSE AND THE RIME

TWELFTH NIGHT

BY THE BOG OF CATS

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

ROSE AND THE RIME

PERFECT PIE

COFFEE BAR

JANE EYRE

 

DIRECTOR

Adam Goldstein

Leslie Hull

John Bliss

John Bliss^

Leslie Hull

Julie Ritchey

Leslie Hull

Kathryn Walsh

Jess McLeod

Adam Goldstein

Sarah Edgar

Drew Minter/Sarah Edgar

Michael Driscoll

Maureen Payne Hahner

Maureen Payne Hahner

Adam Goldstein

Mary Kroeck

Fritz Ketchum

Mechelle Moe

John Bliss

Michael Ehrman

Shade Murray

John Bliss

Erica Barnes

Maureen Payne Hahner

John Gawlik

Megan Shuchman

Jess McLeod

Adam Goldstein

Lesley Delmenico

Wendy Avon

Shannon Fillion

Scott Cummins

Mitch Golob

Brad Akin

Wendy Avon

Lydia Schmidt

Kathryn Walsh

Rives Collins

Jess McLeod

David Prete

Wendy Avon

Stephanie Mohr

Kathryn Walsh

Shawn Douglass

Andrew Hobgood

Adam Webster

Adam Goldstein

Jerrell L Henderson

Elizabeth Antonnucci

Jess McLeod

Curt Tofteland

Laurel Goetzinger

Adam Goldstein

Mary Poole

John M DiResta

Jess McLeod

Rives Collins

Brant Russell

Dominic Missimmi

Nathan Allen

Pat Daniels

John K.V. Tammi

Daina Robins

Nathan Allen

Daina Robins

Sandra Deitz

Matthew Schwabauer

COMPANY/VENUE

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University^

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Filament Theatre

A Red Orchid Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University

Haymarket Opera

Haymarket Opera

Pride Film and Plays

EtoPia @ University of Chicago

EtoPia @ Northwestern University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Southwestern University, TX

TimeLine Theatre Company

Northeastern Illinois University

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

A Red Orchid Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University

Collaboration Theatre

The Gift Theatre

The Gift Theatre

Chicago Dramatists

Strawdog Theatre Company

City Lit Theatre Company

Grinnell College

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Two Pence Theatre Company @ Filament Theatre

Wildclaw Theatre of Chicago @ DCASE

InFusion Theatre Company @ The Chopin

Step Up Productions @ The Athenaeum

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Filament Theatre

ImagineU @ Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Company

Redtwist Theatre Company

Wilmette Center for the Arts

The Den Theatre 3B

Two Pence Theatre Company @ The Den Theatre 2B

Open Door Repertory Theatre

The New Colony @ Signal Ensemble Theatre

The Side Project Theatre Company

The Side Project Theatre Company

Northwestern University

Step Up Productions @ The Athenaeum

The Music Theatre Company

Hope College

Anderson University

Steppenwolf

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Compnay

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

JFK Center for the Performing Arts

Hope College 

Hope College 

Hope College

Hope College

Hope College

Hope College

Hope College

YEAR

(2021)

(2021)

(2021)

2020^

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Select Assistant Scenic Design

 

PRODUCTION

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE^

HARD TIMES

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE

LOOKINGGLASS ALICE

SEASON ON THE LINE

OLIVER!

SCENIC DESIGNER

Daniel Ostling^

Daniel Ostling

Daniel Ostling

Daniel Ostling

Lee Keenan

Scott Bolman

VENUE

Lookingglass Theatre Company^

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Chopin Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

YEAR

(TBD)^

2017

2015

2015

2014

2006

Select Properties Design

 

PRODUCTION

NATIVE GARDENS

TRANSLATIONS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

HELLO, FAILURE

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR

THE WEDDING SINGER

SWEENEY TODD

SHE LOVES ME

TWELFTH NIGHT

ROSE & THE RIME

SHE LOVES ME

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

GO, DOG, GO!

GODSPELL

DIRECTOR

Leslie Hull

Lesley Delmenico

Shannon Fillion

Jess McLeod

Katy Walsh

Adam Webster

Adam Goldstein

Jess McLeod

Curt Tofteland

Laurel Goetzinger

Pat Daniels

Nathan Allen

John K.V. Tammi

Daina Robins

David Colacci

David Colacci

VENUE

Northeastern Illinois University

Grinnell College

Two Pence Theatre Company @ Filament Theatre

The Music Theatre Company

Two Pence Theatre Company @ The Den Theatre 2B

The Side Project Theatre Company

The Side Project Theatre Company

Theatre Wit

Hope College

Anderson University

Hope College

Hope College

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

YEAR

2020

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2012

2012

2012

2007/2008

2007

2007

2006

2006

Select Technical Direction

PRODUCTION

NATIVE GARDENS

HOW TO HERO, OR THE SUBWAY PLAY

THE PILLOWMAN

HIGH FIDELITY

MARISOL

EPISODE 26

NO CHILD...

THIS IS OUR YOUTH

END DAYS

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

NOVEMBER

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - TYA+

48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!

I & YOU+

INCEST: A LOVE STORY*

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

TINTYPES

HELLO, FAILURE

WHAT TO LISTEN FOR*

THE LITTLE FOXES

THE PAJAMA GAME

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

YAP 2011 SHOWCASE

 

DESIGNER

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Kristian Garcia

Liam Howard

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Lizz Otto-Cramer

Lizz Otto-Cramer

Lizz Otto-Cramer

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

Sarah JHP Watkins Fabian

COMPANY

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Two Pence Theatre Company

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Company

Redtwist Theatre Company

The Den Theatre, 3B

Two Pence Theatre Company

Open Door Repertory Theatre

The Side Project Theatre Company

The Side Project Theatre Company

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Company

Northwestern University

The Music Theatre Compnay

YEAR

2020

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

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2014

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2014

2013

2013

2012

Select Artisan Experience

POSITION

Design Assistant

Design Assistant

Scenic Carpenter Overhire

Scenic Artist Overhire

Design Assistant

Assistant Lighting Design

Scenic Artist

Properties Artisan

Scenic Carpenter

Charge Scenic Artist

Scenic Artist

Assistant Tech Director

SUPERVISOR

Dan Ostling

Todd Rosenthal

Caleb McAndrew

Stephanie Charaska

Walt Spangler

Nastassia Jimenez

James Weber

Chris Wych

Aaron Laudermith

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Paul Anderson

COMPANY

Daniel Ostling

XL Design Studio

Writer's Theatre Company

Means of Production

Spangler Design Studio

IN TROUSERS, Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Hope College

Hope College

TWO ROOMS, Hope College

YEAR

2014-present

2013-2015

2014

2012

2011

2010

2009

2009

2008

2007-2008

2005-2007

2006

Conference Presentations

^ Fabian, S., Pareja, M., Ivey, J. (July-August 2020). Presenter & Panelist, " Back to Basics: Effective Research Methods for the Theatre Designer in the Digital Age" at the Annual National Conference for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Detroit, MI. 

 

^ Fabian, S., Johnson, M., McDonald, C., Rocchio, R. Rose, A., Savage, S., (July-August 2020). Presenter & Panelist, "The Future Won’t Drive Itself: A Roundtable About TYA Within ATHE" at the Annual National Conference for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Detroit, MI. 

 

^ Bucs, H., Cosdon, M., Eastern, S., Fabian, S., Klypchak, C., Sebestyen, J., Sills, K., Schmitt, J., Williams, C. (July-August 2020). Presenter & Panelist, " Avoiding Faculty Burnout; Sharing Self-Care Strategies" at the Annual National Conference for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Detroit, MI. 

^ Fabian, S. (July-August 2020). Presenter, DTM Debut Presentations, "Mentoring Student Designers for Main-Stage Productions" at the Annual National Conference for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Detroit, MI.

^ Eckelman, L., Pension, J., Amidei, A., Fabian, S., Pareja, M., Ivey, J. (July-August 2020). Presenter & Panelist, "DTM Teaching Roundtable: Assignments, Activities, Courses" at the Annual National Conference for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Detroit, MI.

Fabian, S., and Merchant, C. (February 2020). Presenter, “Nurturing Community in the Classroom" at the 2020 7th Annual Learn and Lead Symposium at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Fabian, S. (November 2019). Presenter, “Creating the Physical World of the Play - Scenic Design." 10th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Acevedo, S., Blair, J., Fabian, S., Lozano, P., Notterman, A. (November 2019). Presenter, “Nuevas Voces: Creating the World of the Play." 10th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Fabian, S. (August 2019). Presenter & Panelist, TLA Focus Group: "Re-ignite your Intro to Theatre Courses with Innovative Assignments" at the Annual National Conference for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Orlando, FL
 

Blair, J., Fabian, S., Peterson, R. (November 2018). Presenter, “Nuevas Voces: Creating the World of the Play." 9th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

^ denotes: Virtual Conference due to Covid-19 Health Crisis - presentations were pre-recorded with live components as well.

2018-2019

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020      

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019        

Fall 2017 – present                

Art Search and Screen Committee, External Member and Secretary

CASAAC, CMT Department Alternate Representative

CASAAC, CMT Department Representative

STEAM Initiative Committee, led by Dr. Ana Fraiman

Fall 2021

Fall 2020-present

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2018 - Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Faculty Senate, Faculty-At-Large, College of Arts of Sciences

University Honors Program, Board Member

Faculty Excellence Committee TP/RPs, Co-Chair

HerStory Committee, Member

Black Ensemble Theater Partnership, Theatre Area Coordinator

NEIU Golden Gala, Sapphire Table Representative

Inauguration Committee, Committee Member

Search & Screen Committee for Assistant Director-Race & Ethnicity in the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, Committee Member

NEIU 150th Anniversary Golden Gala, Coordinator and producer of the student performance with the Office of Alumni Relations

Nov 2020-present

Nov 2019 – June 2020

July 2019 – present              

July 2017 - June 2019          

Jan 2019 – present              

Nov 2017 - April 2018          

2016-present                         

2016-present                          

Spring 2016                             

2016-2017                              

CMT Communication Search and Screen Committee, Secretary
CMT Communication Search and Screen Committee, Co-Chair

Managing Director of Stage Center Theatre

Managing Artistic Director of Stage Center Theatre

CMT Talent/Special Skills Scholarship Coordinator

CMT Theatre Search and Screen Committee, Secretary

Executive Committee

Department Personnel Committee (DPC)

CMT Brommel Scholarships Committee

CMT Theatre Search and Screen Committee, Secretary

SERVICE

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY in Chicago, Illinois

Service to the University

 

Service to The College of Arts and Sciences

Service to the Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre

Service to the Profession

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Sept 2020 - present              ATHE Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement Award, Committee Member

Dec 2019 - Aug 2020              ATHE Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement Award, Committee Member

Educator Partnership Program, Course Hero, Inc. | October 2018-August 2019

Best Lecture Series:  Detail a “Best Lesson” in an article written by a Course Hero editor and published to the Course Hero website. The article will be part of a series highlighting innovative teaching methods and tactical advice from college educators around the country. Prior to publication of the feature, the Educator will review the article for accuracy. Educator agrees that Course Hero can include a link to the Educator's Course Hero profile and can include the Educator’s name and affiliation in associated marketing efforts.

 

Consulting:  Participate in research sessions to inform product, design, and community development efforts, as requested by Course Hero.

Educator Introductions:  Identify post-secondary educators who may be interested in collaborating with Course Hero, send referrals to the Educator Community team for review, and make introductions. Link to CourseHero Feature or (https://www.coursehero.com/faculty-club/best-lessons/sarah-fabian/)

Columbus Academy, Ohio

January 2018                                      Theatre Collaborators' Panel Appearance

August & October 2017                  Theatre Collaborators' Panel Appearance

September & October 2016         Theatre Collaborators' Panel Appearance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2021

2018

2018

2013

2012

2008-2012

2008

2008

2008

2008

2004-2008

2007

2007

2006

Faculty Excellence Award in Service, Northeastern Illinois University

Faculty Excellence Award in Research & Creative Activities, Northeastern Illinois University

10 Under 10 Award Recipient, Hope College​ Alumni Association

See.Me Photography Exhibition, New York City

Prague Quadrennial of Performance and Design Space; United States of America Emerge Exhibition

Full Scholarship to Northwestern University Stage Design Program

Brad Williams Memorial Award for Creativity and Excellence in Design from Hope College Department of Theatre

Regional Design Project Award Winner for Set Design, A Flea in Her Ear, American College Theatre Festival Region III

Certificate of Merit for Scenic Design, Rose and the Rime, American College Theatre Festival Region III

Phi Beta Kappa

Dean's List, Hope College

Junior Prize from Hope College Department of Theatre

Certificate of Merit for Scenic Design, Perfect Pie, American College Theatre Festival Region III

Sophomore Prize from Hope College Department of Theatre

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2020                Nicole Brewer's Anti-Racist Theatre Foundation Course                

2020                Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course

2019                 Online Design II, Center for Teaching and Learning

2018                 Safe Zones Training

2018                 Social Justice Ally Initiative: Closing Praxis

2017                 Desire2Learn Daylight Training: Organizing Your Course in Daylight D2L

2017                 Desire2Learn Daylight Training: Intro to New Video Tools in Daylight D2L

2017                 Social Justice Ally Initiative: Exploring Bias

2017                 Social Justice Ally Initiative: Opening Praxis

2016                 Center for Teaching and Learning Online Teaching Course

2016                 Center for Teaching and Learning Hybrid Teaching Course

2016                 Social Justice Ally Initiative: The (Dis)Ability Project

2016                 Social Justice Ally Initiative: Undocumented Student Ally

2016                 Social Justice Ally Initiative: Safe Zone Ally

2016                 Online Design I, Center for Teaching and Learning

2016                 Hybrid Design I, Center for Teaching and Learning

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

2018-2021                   Mental Health First Aid, Certified

2016-2020                  Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED Training -- American Red Cross

2016-present            Association for Theatre in Higher Education - Full-Time Employed Member

2008-present           Theatre Communications Group - Professional Member

2008-present           USITT Professional Member

2015-2016                   Two Pence Theatre: Company Member, Resident Scenic & Props Designer, and Internship Program Director

SKILLS & LANGUAGES
Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Photoshop

AutoCAD

Autodesk360

Carpentry

Scenic Painting​

Puppetry

Procreate

Graphic Design

Hand-stitching

Manual/Digital Photography

Microsoft Office

Portfolio Building

Website Design

Languages

English

Spanish (intermediate reading)