Building the Arts Up with Shannon Robert
Our eleventh official episode of Meet Me At Mill Mountain: The Podcast features Shannon Robert, Associate Professor of Theatre at Clemson University. Host Ginger Poole (MMT Producing Artistic Director) learns how Shannon approaches the arts from a technical theatre perspective.
Shannon Robert serves on the design faculty and is a proud member of USA 829 in Scene Design. She received the M.F.A. in scene design from Florida State University and studied at the Moscow Art Theatre Conservatory in 1991. She is an instructor for the Dramatists Guild of America Institute in New York. Shannon was director of theatre and design at William Carey University and serves as a member of the Hollins University M.F.A. Faculty.
She managed the paint/craft departments of The Spoon Group Productions in NJ/NY, and fabricated props/painted for the Broadway productions of “The Grinch,” “Grease,” “Xanadu,” “Legally Blonde,” “Inherit the Wind,” “The Pirate Queen,” “Coram Boy,” “The Color Purple,” “Jersey Boys,” “Spamalot,” and “Hairspray.” With Technical Theatre Solutions, she painted for the national tours of “Cinderella,” “In the Heights,” “Mamma Mia” (Vegas) and “Something Rotten.”
Most recently, Shannon’s work was selected for the PQ 2019 Exhibition in Prague as part of the United States Transformations Exhibit sponsored by USITT. With her colleagues, Shannon was recently awarded a $47,750 Innovation Grant from USITT to develop new technology for application in the theatre industry. Shannon’s research is in the area of sustainable sourcing for the entertainment industry which includes eco-friendly products, recycling, and upcycling materials.
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