Shawn Paul Evans Associate Professor of Theater

Shawn Paul Evans

Lenfest 307
540.548.8014
evanss@wlu.edu
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Education

M.F.A., Scenic Design - University of Virginia, 1991
B.A., English -  Virginia Military Institute, 1988

Research

Current research in theater technology including: automation and motion control, video projection and multimedia performance, and computer design rendering and animation. My research includes the study of stage and production management for educational theaters. I am researching Swedish theater and its technological and cultural influences on current theater practice. I work as a theater consultant for new and removed theaters.

Teaching

THTR 131 Fundamentals of Theater Art I
THTR 209 University Theater II: Stage Management
THTR 251 Introduction to Theatrical Design
THTR 253 Digital Production
THTR 336 Lighting Design
THTR 395 Dramaturgy and Production Seminar
THTR 423 Directed Individual Project
DANC 111 Dance Production

Design Work

Recent Production work at Washington and Lee:

Scenic Design: The Secret Garden, One Acts 09, The Apotheosis of Vaclav Drda, Play It Again, Sam, Student Showcase 08, Othello

Lighting Design: The Apotheosis of Vaclav Drda, Student Showcase 08, One Acts 08, Little Shop of Horrors, Dance Concert 08, Father Frances, Student Showcase 07, Othello

Technical Direction: Play It Again, Sam, Student Showcase 08, One Acts 08, Little Shop of Horrors, Dance Concert 08, Father Frances, Student Showcase 07, Othello

Production Management: Dance Concert 09


Recent Production work out and about:

Lighting design for “Seeing Purple”, Randolph College
Lighting Design for “Homeland”, Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Scenic Design for “City of Angels”, Heritage Repertory Theater

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) 1988-Present.

Member of Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) 1988-Present.

Recent Presentations

Presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in March 2009 at the Cincinnati Conference. Title: Waste Management and the EPA

Presented at the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC) in March 2009 at the Birmingham Conference. Title: New Technology for Stage Managers.

Presented at the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC) in March 2009 at the Birmingham Conference. Title: New Technology for Stage Managers.

Presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in March 2008 at the Houston Conference. Title: Computer Savvy Designers in Long Distance Collaborations.

Presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in March 2007 at the Phoenix Conference. Title: Welcome to Our Facility, Your Safety Matters!