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Experience

Greg's professional experience includes time onstage, backstage and in the shop as well as at the drafting table. He worked professionally as a performer, using his dance performance minor on tour with The Prince Street Players and The Barn Theatre in Augusta, MI among others. He is withdrawn from IATSE Local 187 where he achieved a journeyman status working a variety of positions with a mixed local. Greg has worked as TD, charge artist and properties artist with upholstery skills.

Training and Education

Greg holds a BS with a major in Theatre and minor in Dance from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, and MFA in Scenic Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. While at Wayne State Greg was a member of the Hilberry Repertory Theatre Company where he studied as scenic designer, TD, scenic artist, properties designer and properties artist. He trained as a stagehand, spot operator and projectionist with Local 187. During his training he was told that a skill might take an afternoon to learn, but a lifetime to master. Greg is still pursuing his education.

Design

Greg has worked as scenic, lighting and costume designer. He has more than 200 scenic designs to his credit. His designs include work in opera, dance, television and outdoor drama, in addition to stage design. Greg has designed parade floats, including North Dakota's unit in the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Philosophy

Of all his work, the most challenging project might have been to design TITANIC in the round. Greg has also designed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE in the round as well as for proscenium productions. These experiences taught Greg to believe that a designer must be aware of and open to the needs of each script, space and company while being able to clearly communicate concepts and details with all members of the artistic team.


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