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THEATRE DESIGN RESUME

Brad Darvas

Assistant Professor of Theatre; Head of Design
(Scenic and Props Design)

University of West Georgia

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Education:

 

Master of Fine Arts - Scenic Design: Wayne State University 

Detroit, MI: May 2007

 

Certificate of Achievement - A Month in Moscow: Moscow Art Theatre School 

Russia: June 2005 

 

Bachelors of Art - Major: Theatre, Minor Irish Studies: Georgia Southern University: Dec. 2003  

 

Teaching:

 

Assistant Professor of Theatre; Head of Design 2013- Current

Technical Director/Resident Designer, Adjunct; Theatre: 2007 - 2013

Theatre Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

 

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Spring 2007

Theatre Department, Wayne State University: Detroit, MI

 

Responsible for assisting in teaching Stage Craft; undergraduate students 

 

 

Scenic Design

 

University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Ga; 2007-Current

 

Intimate Apparel
Antigone Project
Whispers and Lies
Side Show
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls 
Snapshot
Eurydice
Avenue Q
Mother Courage and her children
Tradin' Paint
The Compleat Female Stage Beauty
Blithe Spirit
Rent
Plumfield, Iraq
Lady Windermere Fan
Twelfth Night
Scapin

 

Tennesse Governors School; MTSU 2015

Scenic and Media Designer, Tech. Director, Props mentor

Alice in Wonderland

 

LeGrange College: LeGrange Georgia; 2009  

The Miser

 

Hilberry Repertory Theatre: Detroit MI; 2005-2007

Translations

Amadeus

Antony and Cleopatra 

Romeo and Juliet (Asst. to Larry Kaushansky) 

Julius Caesar (Asst. to under Larry Kaushansky)

 

 

Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA; 2003  

Book of Days

 

 

Technical Director:

 

University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Ga; 2007-2013

Avenue Q
Mother Courage and her children
Pericles
Broke-ology  
25th Anual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Life is a Dream (UWG student written shot plays)
These Shining Lives
Rent
Bat Boy the Muscial 
Plumfield, Iraq
In the Blood
Lady Windermere's Fan
The Foreigner
Flyin' West
Twelfth Night
Scapin 
The Exonerated 
The Shape of Things
Taming of the Shrew

 

Hilberry Repertory Theatre: Detroit MI; 2004-2007

Romeo and Juliet
Electra
Sylvia
I Hate Hamlet
Death of a Salesman (Assistant)

 

 

Lighting Design:

 

University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Ga; 2007-Current  

Snapshot

Pericles

In the Blood

 

 

Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA; 2003-2004  

Comedy of Errors
Book of Days 
Ah, Wilderness!
Pirates of Penzance 
Blood Wedding 
Matchmaker 
The LaramieProject
Lydie Breeze
Jitney

 

 

Scenic Painter:

 

University of West Georgia: Carrollton, Ga; 2007-Current

Hilberry Repertory Theatre: Detroit MI; 2004-2007

Painted all shows I designed; assisted on all other shows throughout season

Jewish Community Center: Bloomfield, MI: Commissioned: Lobby Mural lead by Anatoly Shapiro

Georgia Southern University: Statesboro, GA; 2000-2004

Academic Season (Under supervision of Gary Dartt and Patrick Battles)

 

Related Skills: 

Advanced Carpentry

Welding (MIG)

Sculpting

Casting/Molding

Supervising/leadership

CAD Drafting (VectorWorks)

Adobe Photoshop

Zbrush (digital sculpting)

Painting

Rendering

Special makeup Effects Artist

 

 

Honor and Publications:

 

Honors:

KCATCF (region 5) Meritorious Achievement Award 

Excellence in Design 2016  Antigone Project
Excellence in Design 2015  Side Show

Excellence in Design 2014  Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Excellence in Design 2013  Eurydice

Excellence in Design 2012  Blithe Spirit

Excellence in Design 2011  Compleat Female Stage Beauty  

Excellence in Design 2008  Twelfth Night

 

 

Excellence in Technology 2010 Plumfield, Iraq

Excellence in Technology 2009  The Foreigner

Excellence in Technology 2008  Twelfth Night

 

Wilde Award Nominee 2007 - Best Set Design; Amadeus 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship 2004-2007 - Hilberry Repertory Theatre 

KCATCF (region 5) Nominee Student Lighting Design 2002-2004  

Lydie Breeze
Blood Wedding
The Laramie Project

 

Publications:

 

Portfolio: Scenic Design and Art vol.2; Blurb inc. 2013

24 page, self published (through blurb.com) book containing theatrical design and artwork

 

Portfolio: Scenic Design and Art vol.1; Blurb inc. 2008

62 page, self published (through blurb.com) book containing theatrical design and artwork

 

UWG season Yearbook: 2007-2008; Blurb inc. 2008

Self-published (through blurb.com) book containing theatrical and artist work of University of West Georgia Theatre Department.

 

UWG season Yearbook: 2008-2009; Blurb inc. 2010

Self-published (through blurb.com) book containing theatrical and artist work of University of West Georgia Theatre Department.

 

Houses of the Dead; Blurb inc. 2009

Self-published book containing a collection of my photography from historic cemeteries.  

 

 

Weblinks:

www.westga.edu/~theatre/

 

To view or purchase any of my published books

http://www.blurb.com/search/site_search?search=brad+darvas&filter=all

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR FULL PDF FORMATED RESUME/CV
EMAIL:  braddarvas@att.net