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Katherine Arfken

Associate Professor - Design & Technical Theatre

Lindenwood Hall 426

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:
MFA, Scenic Design, Brandeis University, 2000
BA, Theatre, Knox College,  1993

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL DESIGN:
THE COWARD, scenic designer.  Vance Smith, director.  Stage Left Theatre, Theatre Wit, Chicago, IL.  scheduled for September 2014.
A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Greg Werstler, director.  Stage Left Theatre, Theatre Wit, Chicago, IL. 2014 and Theatre on the Lake, remount scheduled for summer 2014.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Chris Maher, director. Infamous Commonwealth Theatre, Greenhouse Theater Center and Theatre on the Lake, Chicago, IL. 2011.
ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Genevieve Thompson, director. Infamous Commonwealth Theatre, Raven Theatre West Stage, Chicago, IL. 2009.
ODIN’S HORSE (original production), scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Anna Bahow, director.  Infamous Commonwealth Theatre, Raven Theatre West Stage, Chicago, IL. 2008.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, scenic designer.  Kate Pogue, director.  Shakespeare-By-The-Book, Richmond, TX, 2004.
DANCING AT LUGHNASA, scenic designer. Teresa Beckers, director.  Unity Theatre, Brenham, TX. 2003.
DIRTY BLONDE, scenic designer.  Laura Josepher, director.  Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston, TX. 2003.                    

NORTHWEST INDIANA DESIGN:
DRIVING MISS DAISY, scenic designer.  Mark Spencer, director.  West Side Theatre Guild, Marquette Park and Indiana University Northwest. 2013.
COMEDY OF ERRORS, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.   Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano, director.  Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso, IN 2013.

SELECTED IU NORTHWEST DESIGN:
EURYDICE, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Mark Baer, director. Theatre Northwest on Grant, Indiana University Northwest.  2012.
WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Mark Baer, director.  Bergland Auditorium, Indiana University Northwest. 2012.
ANGEL STREET, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.   Jerry Taylor, director.   Bergland Auditorium, Indiana University Northwest. 2010.
MOON OVER BUFFALO, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Jerry Taylor, director.  Savannah Auditorium, Indiana University Northwest, 2009.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB, scenic designer, lighting designer and charge scenic artist. Jerry Taylor, director. Tamarack Theatre, Indiana University Northwest. 2008.
ON THE VERGE, scenic designer and charge scenic artist.  Jerry Taylor, director. Tamarack Theatre, Indiana University Northwest. 2007.
FASHION;  OR, LIFE IN NEW YORK, scenic and lighting designer.  Bryan Conger, director. Tamarack Theatre, Indiana University Northwest. 2007.
PERMANENT COLLECTION, scenic designer.  Cheryl Lynn Bruce, director.  Tamarack Theatre, Indiana University Northwest. 2006.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE, scenic designer, lighting designer and charge scenic artist.  Jerry Taylor, director.  Tamarack Theatre, Indiana University Northwest. 2005.
HANSEL AND GRETEL, scenic designer, lighting designer, and charge scenic artist.  Chuck Gessert,   director. Tamarack Theatre, Indiana University Northwest. 2005.
FESTIVAL OF DANCE, lighting designer and production coordinator.   Megan Lindsay, director and choreographer.  Tamarack Theatre and Theatre Northwest on Grant, Indiana University Northwest. 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology)
ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
Stage Left Theatre, Ensemble Member, Chicago, IL  2014

TEACHING:
T100 Introduction to Theatre
T168 Theatre Practicum
T225 Stagecraft I
T228 Design for the Theatre
T335 Stage Lighting I
T470 History of the Theatre I
T471 History of the Theatre II
T490 Senior Capstone Project/Independent Study



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