Middlebury

 

Mark Evancho

Professor of Theatre

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Office Hours: Monday 11:00 am -12:00 pm
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Mark Evancho previously taught at Drew University, NJ, and at Allentown College, PA. Mark has designed for the New York Shakespeare Company, NYC; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, NJ; Blue Light Theatre, NYC; Potomac Theatre Project, MD; Olney Theatre Center, MD; Pennsylvania Stage Company, PA; Bucks County Playhouse, PA; and The National Opera Co., NC. In the New England area, Mark has designed for Vermont Theatre Company, Burlington, VT; Creative Video/ CH12, Concord, NH; Lyric Theatre Co, Burlington, VT; and Lost Nation Theatre, Montpelier, VT. Mark attended Lester Polakov's Studio & Forum of Stage Design, NYC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA; and graduated from Western Illinois University, and Baldwin-Wallace College, OH.

 

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THEA 0101 - Visual Creativity for Stage      

Visual Creativity for Stage
Students will develop an understanding of color, line, form, shape, texture, and balance as they apply to historical and current theatrical literature. Projects in figure drawing, charcoal and chalk, watercolor painting, and model making are intended to stretch the student's research ability, artistic imagination, critical-analysis, and presentation skills. The class is designed for all students interested in the visual and the performing arts and serves as an introduction to set, costume, and light design. 25 hours of production lab work will be assigned in class. 3 hrs. lect.

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Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

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THEA 0111 - Scenic Design I      

Scenic Design I: Beginning
Exploration and development of basic set design skills for theatre and dance. Class projects will introduce the student to sketching, sculpting, script analysis, and presentation skills. The design projects will challenge the student's imagination and creativity through historical and current theatrical literature, the study of artistic movements in theatre, concept development, and research. In addition, students will work on productions in order to understand better how theory relates to practice. 25 hours of production lab work will be assigned in class. 3 hrs. lect.

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Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

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THEA 0113 - Lighting Design I: Beginning      

Lighting Design I: Beginning
This course examines historical and present lighting theories, theatrical artistic movements, and theatrical literature, leading to the planning and conceptual development of the lighting plot. Class projects will also introduce the student to sketching, painting, sculpture, script analysis, and presentation skills. In addition, students will work on productions in order to understand better how theory relates to practice. 25 hours of production lab work will be assigned in class/3 hrs. lect.

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Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0119 - Fall Production Studio: Design      

In preparing a fully produced theatrical production for the stage, students will participate in and be exposed to professional production practices in all areas of theatrical design, including sets, costumes, props, lights, and sound. Students will be involved in planning, building, painting, constructing, and running and striking of shows. More advanced students may speak to the professors about taking on special projects, but those with little or no experience backstage are very much encouraged to participate. 8 hrs. lab

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Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

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THEA 0129 - Spring Production Studio: Des      

Spring Production Studio: Design
In preparing two fully produced theatrical productions for the stage, students will participate in and be exposed to professional production practices in all areas of theatrical design, including sets, costumes, props, lights, and sound. Students will be involved in planning, building, painting, constructing, and running and striking of shows. More advanced students may speak to the professors about taking on special projects, but those with little or no experience backstage are very much encouraged to participate. 8 hrs. lab

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Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0221 - Scenic Design II: Advanced      

Scenic Design II: Advanced
This upper level course is designed for students interested in an extension of Scenic Design I. The design projects will challenge the student's imagination and creativity through historical and current theatrical literature, the study of artistic movements in theatre, concept development, and research. Students will work to develop their theoretical designs into fully realized productions - from theory into practice. (THEA 0111 or by approval from the instructor)

Spring 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0223 - Lighting Design II: Advanced      

Lighting Design II: Advanced
This upper-level course is designed for the very serious student interested in light design. The course offers hands-on experience in the studio lab, studying the relationship of the conceptualization and the organization of a light design for the 3-D stage and dance environment. (THEA 0113 and by approval) 3 hrs. lect.

Fall 2011

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THEA 0224 - Winter Production Studio      

Winter Production Studio
We will be designing and creating the scenery, props, and lighting for the touring of the theatre production Pentecost to the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF). Students will be exposed to professional production and design practices in all areas of the theatrical stage. Depending on area of interest, students will be involved in projects consisting of designing, planning, constructing, painting, hanging, focusing, as well as running and striking the production. Readings, research, drafting, modeling, and writing of journals will be required.

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Winter 2014

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THEA 0500 - Intermediate Indep Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors in design may propose a THEA 0500 Intermediate Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015

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THEA 0505 - Intermediate Ind. Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015

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THEA 0700 - Senior Project      

Senior Independent Project
Senior work is required. In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors may propose a THEA 0700 Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015

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THEA 1019 - Scene Painting      

Scene Painting
This course will provide an introduction to scene painting techniques for the theatre. We will explore basic principles of scene painting by interpreting research images, paint elevations, and color models for translation into full-scale paint elevations. We will practice traditional methods of surface texturing and compare styles for two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications. Student will participate in class discussions and critiques, and develop their skills through painting projects. Each student will be required to purchase materials costing approximately $50.

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Winter 2015

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