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King Lear -UGA



Entertainment Lighting and Scenic Design

Musical Theatre, Dance, Drama & Opera

Club and Music Events

Exhibit/Display Lighting

Worship and Special Events

Architectural Lighting (Residential & Commercial)

Landscape Lighting

Design Consultant

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R. Dunham, LC


R. Dunham, Biography

Richard Dunham, Lighting and Scenic Designer, has designed scenery and lighting for over thirty years. He continues to design frequently in both freelance entertainment lighting and scenic design as well as in the architectural and landscaping lighting markets. Rich is active in the national leadership of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Design and Technology) and is currently serving as Chair. of the Grants and Fellowship Committee and a former Board Member of the national USITT organization. He was Commissioner of the USITT Lighting Commission from 1998 to 2006. His professional design credits include numerous regional and stock productions throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Notable credits include: the Brunswick Music Theatre (Maine State Music Theatre), The Disney Institute, Music Theatre North, The Dunes and Okaboji Summer Theatres, The Springer Opera House and The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. He has also designed both scenery and lighting for a number of metropolitan New York regional and Off and Off-Off Broadway theatres including: Circle Repertory Theatre, Theatre Three, Broadhollow Productions, The Jean Cocteau Rep., and the Directors' Theatre. He is author of the well- received lighting text, Stage Lighting: Fundamentals and Applications, as well as a number of feature articles for technical and trade publications relating to theatrical design and technology. He also served as editor and contributing author for Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design (Second Edition) and advising editor to Projects for Teaching Scene Design. Two of his articles have won Herbert D. Greggs Awards from Theatre Design and Technology (TD&T) . He currently serves as Professor of Scene and Lighting Design/Head of Design at the University of Georgia and previously designed and taught at the University of Central Florida, Stephens College, Vanderbilt and SUNY at Stony Brook. In addition to designing and consulting for theatrical and worship facilities, he also designs both architectural and landscape lighting and is the principal in the design practice of Dunham Design Associates. Within this area he has earned the LC Lighting Certification and holds memberships in the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers).