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Oct. 5, 2022

5.7 A Conversation with Donald Robert Fox

5.7 A Conversation with Donald Robert Fox

This week Jimmy talks with Donald Robert Fox. He talks about progressive lighting design, curriculum development for stage technology, and USITT!

Donald Robert's Recommended Resources


The CAN (Collaborative Artists Network)

The Folger Library

Steve Shelley- A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

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Donald Robert Fox

Designer/Theatre Consultant/Technical Director

Donald Robert Fox is an award-winning designer who has stage managed, technical directed or designed over 200 productions. He has worked with regional theatres such as: Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, The Wharton Center, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Glacity Theatre Collective, Opera New Jersey, Boarshead Theatre, Williamston Theatre, The Unseam’d Shakespeare Company, The Lyric Opera of Dallas, Keystone Repertory Company, The Albuquerque Little Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Tricklock theatre Company and the Mosaic Youth. He has had the privilege of working with such artist as Arthur Giron, Horton Foote, Akira Matsui, Petr Matasek, Greg Ganakas and George Faison. Mr. Fox has taught or been a guest artist with Alfred University, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Baylor University, the University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh, University of the Incarnate Word, the University of Toledo and Hillsdale College. He holds a B.F.A. in Directing & Design from Baylor University and a M.F.A. in Design from Wayne State University. He is a member of United Scenic Artist Local 829, and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.

Special Projects
Lighting & projection design for the New York Premier of Tom Stoppard's and Andre Previn's Every Good Boy Deserves Favor at Carnegie Hall with the Toledo Symphony. 2011
Conceptualized the Henry Heymann Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA for the University of Pittsburgh which saw completion in 2001.
"Instrumental in new inventory selection and in-house consultant for architectural firm for Eisenberg Theatre at Detroit Country Day School." 2015
Best of Scenic Design by the San Antonio Express-News for Journey's End, 2008.
Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for Excellence in Scenic Design for Brigadoon, 2007
Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for Excellence in Lighting Design for As You Like It, 2005
Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for Excellence in Scenic Design for Far Away, 2005