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Prof. Lynne Porter

Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
o: Canisius Hall Rm 309
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•   Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity.  Book about the creative process that designers use.  Focal Press, release date: December 2014.

•   Scenic Design for Guerrilla Shakespeare Project in NYC: Pericles, November 2017.  World premiere of The Tragedy of King Arthur by W. Shakespeare, a play by Arthur Phillips. Based on Phillips' award-winning novel The Tragedy of Arthur.  March-April 2013.  Directed by Jordan Reeves.

   Scenic Design for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Pennsylvania, including: The Diary of Anne Frank, September 2017; The BFG, Summer 2017; Row After Row, May 2016; Superior Donuts, May 2013; In the Next Room or the vibrator play, May 2012; Doubt, September 2011; Jane Austen's Emma (world premiere adaptation by Jon Jory) March 2011; Dracula, September 2010; The Clean House, May 2009; Lebensraum, March 2000; and Lonely Planet, January 1999.  Directed by Daniel Roth, Eric Wunsch, Elizabeth Dowd, James Goode, Andrew Hubatsek, Laurie McCants, Cassandra Pisieczko, Jerry Stropnicky, and Jerry Matheny.

   Scenic Design for Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University, including: The Spitfire Grill, April 2018; The Taming of the Shrew, April 2017; Pack of Lies, October 2016; Avenue Q, April 2015, Rhinoceros, October 2013; Stop Kiss, December 2013; The Rocky Horror Show, October 2008; Picasso at the Lapin Agile, April 2005, Lend Me a Tenor, October 2001, and Biedermann and the Firebugs, March 1998.  Directed by Tom Schwans, Mark Torres, Jackob Hofmann, Ryan McKinney and William Martin.

   Direction and scenic design for Shakespeare Ventures productions of Twelfth Night, August 2006; and Macbeth, August 2005.

   Scenic design for Penobscot Theatre Company/Maine Shakespeare Festival, including: Sunday in the Park with George, March 1999; Hamlet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, and A Comedy of Errors, summer 2000.  Directed by Mark Torres.

   Scenic designs for many productions for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival in Pennsylvania, including: Othello, June 2002; The Merchant of Venice, October 2002; King John, June 2001; The Taming Of the Shrew, June 1999; Twelfth Night, June 1998; and Julius Caesar, August 1995.  Directed by J. Clark Nicholson.  Direction and scenic design for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, including Macbeth, August 2000; and Hamlet, August 1997.

   Scenic Designs for the Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta, including Marvin's Room, March 1993; and Prelude to a Kiss, September 1992. Directed by Lisa Adler.

   Scenic Designs for the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, including Working, March 1991; and Appalachian Ebenezer, December 1990. Directed by Terence Nolen and Aaron Posner.

   Scenic designs for dozens of productions for the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in North Carolina, including: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, July 1999; Corpse!, June 1992; A Flea in Her Ear, July 1991; Born Yesterday, August 1990; Man of La Mancha, June 1987, Quilters, July 1987 and Greater Tuna, June 1987.  Directed by Bill Gregg, Jim Thomas, William Martin and Hayward Ellis.

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