Guest Artist, Oklahoma City University
Rick Reeves joined the Theatre faculty in fall 2018 as the Artist-in-Residence in Digital Media & Design and added the title Interim Head of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance. He has been passionate about theatre and its ability to help people in a variety of ways since the early '90's. In joining the faculty at Oklahoma City University, he hopes to pass that enthusiasm on to the students there. He brings a variety of experience to the team there. He has designed lighting, digital media, and scenery at a number of theatres around the country. Rick most recently designed scenery for Micheal Pearman's rendition of She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre. He has twice been Guest Lighting Designer at Lees-McRae College, working with Gabe Vanover on And then they Came for Me and Eurydice. His lighting work could be seen in Cabaret and Arcadia, as well as his scenic design for On the Verge, at the Maedgen theatre in at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. This is a small sampling of his resume, Rick has designed at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, and Tulane Shakespeare Festival. Most recently he was The Production Manager for Creede Repertory Theatre for their 2017 and 2018 seasons. CRT produces nine shows annually and plays to tens of thousands of patrons in their home theatres and on tours. Rick holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Abilene Christian University and an MFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Texas Tech University.
Exploring Design with Digital Media
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I might want to use digital media in my show, how do I decide whether or not to? And if I do, what do I use and how do I do it?
Attendees will be introduced to a vocabulary to use with their creative team that will allow them to understand how digital media will effect their production.
Attendees will then be introduced to the projection software, Isadora, some basics of what it does, and how they can gain information to use it in the creation of their shows.
What To Be (or not to be): Theatre Jobs for Dummies
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Everyone knows about acting, directing, Stage Management, and Lighting Design, but what else is there?
A quick, but comprehensive look at the theatre industry, it's many job fields, and a path to get the employment you want.
Using production photos we will break down who it takes to produce a show and what educational opportunities there are to build a pathway to the jobs that are interesting to you.