Associate Professor, Design and Production
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Rob is a designer for Wake Forest University Theatre. Designs at Wake include Macbeth (selected for inclusion in the United States’ exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial, 2019), The Crucible, Far Away, Waiting for Godot, King Lear, Embers & Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz, City of Angels, The Gondoliers, Doubt, Marisol, The Grapes of Wrath, Eurydice, The Threepenny Opera, and the Spring and Fall Dance concerts.
Rob has worked as a freelance scenographer (scenery, lighting, and costumes) for such venues as Syracuse Opera, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, New Theatre (FL), Florida Studio Theatre, Triad Stage (NC), Mosaic Theatre (FL), the Fletcher Opera Institute (NC), BoarsHead Professional Theater (MI), Fredericksburg Theatre Company (VA), Hapgood Theatre (CA), Festival Stage (NC), and the NC Shakespeare Festival. He also served as art director for the PBS feature film China. A fan of designing for new works, Rob was a long-standing Company Member with Miami’s New Theatre and has designed for premieres with playwrights such as Jeff Baron, Catherine Bush, John Strand, Shirley Lauro, Vanessa Garcia, and Will Fancher. His work has been seen on a national tour of Turkey and exhibited in Prague, Toronto, Seoul, Cardiff, Los Angeles, Virginia, and Winston-Salem.
Rob also serves on the Scene Design Commission for USITT as the Vice-Chair to International Activities, is the Chair of the Performance Design Commission and Co-Chair of the Space Design Sub-Commission for OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians), and is an International Associate with the Society of British Theatre Designers. He has research interests in World Theatre and has enjoyed taking students to the Czech Republic to study theatre, architecture, and to attend the Prague Quadrennial.
Rob is an avid motorcycle enthusiast (supporting and riding with the Long Reach Long Riders charity ride since 2013), and enjoys traveling, playing darts, and watching motorsports & soccer (BVB! Echte liebe.). He shares a house with his wife Andrea, son Ian, and daughter Dana.
Courses Taught Regularly
Introduction to Design & Production
Design & Production for Dance
Courses Taught Occasionally
Stagecraft, Scenic Art for the Theatre
FYS: But Is It ART?
Introduction to Theatre
History of Architecture & Décor (the Graduate School)
Courses Never Taught
The Plays of James Van Der Beek
MFA (Scenic and Costume Design), North Carolina School of the Arts
BLS (Theatre & Theatre Management), Mary Washington College