As a student, I acted and did lighting for films, did lighting for dance concerts and participated in almost every way in theatre. Now, because I have such a broad understanding of what goes into a production, I'm able to find solutions to things that otherwise might be more difficult to handle.
- Greta Welsh
Technical Director, CenterArts
Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design, 2006
Brian Davis, 1992
Gary A. Kilgore, BA '67; MA '74; MFA '79
After knocking around the U S Army for some 30 odd years, a few teaching gigs, a couple of academic administrator runs, I closed out my working career in Tucson, AZ with IATSE Locals 415 & 485, returned to California, remarried, and now reside in Erie, PA along the shore of Lake Erie...ain’t that eerie?
Jason Isaac Esquerra, 1995
After graduating with a degree in Theater I worked as an actor in Los Angeles, New York, and The Oregon Shakespear Festival.
ronald g. davis, 1994
Gave a number of lectures in Canada on “Ecological Aesthetics” at York Univerfsity Toronot, another at Concordia University in Montreal .
Finishing a rewirte of my Dissertation on “Ecological Aesthetics “ and recently wrote the script for an Oratorio on “Glacial Melt and Sea Level Rise : (There are no solutions) to be done with chorus and band. Classical composer Joyce Todd of Berkeley will turn the script into a performance piece for a 16 women’s chorus.
M. Scott Grabau, 1992
M. Scott Grabau joined the Irvine Valley College Theater Department full-time faculty this semester. His professional design credits include: ‘da Kink In My Hair [NAACP Award], Don Quixote, Aint Misbehavin, The Goat, Long Story Short, and Superior Donuts (San Diego Repertory); The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dreamgirls, Annie Get Your Gun, Me and My Girl (Moonlight Stage); Romeo y Julieta (Old Globe/CECUT); The Book of Liz, The Santaland Diaries, Pageant, Curse of the Starving Class [Pattè award], Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Cygnet Theatre); No Way to Treat a Lady, The Smell of the Kill, Dracula [Pattè award], Back to Bacharach, The Chosen, A Thousand Clowns, and Romeo and Juliet (North Coast Repertory). He received his MFA degree from UC San Diego and has assisted on shows at South Coast Repertory, ACT in Seattle, Sacramento Music Circus and the La Jolla Playhouse. Visit his website at http://www.mscottdesign.com.
Daniel Reid, 2001
I’m now studying architecture at the University of Oregon, and my wife Monica & I have just welcomed our first child, Stella Evelyn Reid.