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Scenic Painting Intensive

Scenic Painting Intensive

January 6 - 13, 2020

Registration and specific course topics/faculty to be announced soon




Goodspeed Musicals Scenic Painting Institute

2015 Lectures & Practicum

• Techniques for completing a wide range of projects
• Methods for assembling a well-equipped shop or paint space
• Breaking down the process of completing a project
• Mentor and effectively collaborating with your designers and staff
• Networking and career advancement

About the 2015 Faculty

Additional guest speaker and teaching artist bios coming soon!

DIANE FARGO has taught at Boston University since 2001. She mentors a Scene Painting Certificate Program at BU, now in its 6th year. Diane has an MFA in Theater Design from Brandeis University. She has worked for many reputable designers on productions for such theaters as The Roundabout, Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Ford’s Theater, Arizona Theater Company, Houston Ballet, Alabama Shakespeare, Minnesota Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Circle in the Square. She was Charge Artist for three national tours and provided interior decorative painting renovation of the Skylight Opera Theater. Store and Window Display and Event Decor for such companies as Tiffany and Co., IBM, Exxon Valentino’s, Foxwoods, Bellaggio, Foxwood and Mohegan Sun Casinos. Ms. Fargo has taught Set Design and Drafting at SUNY Albany, Scene Painting at Cobalt Studios, Ramapo College, and Brooklyn College. She has acted as a consultant for Paint Products for Rosco Labs since 1988 and was the Charge Artist at Goodspeed Musicals for 19 years.

CARLA TIEZZI is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She discovered an interest in theater painting, and joined the Goodspeed as an apprentice in 1996, under the guidance and instruction of her predecessor, Diane Fargo. In 1998, she began freelance painting and charging for other non-profit theaters, as well as events, film, and trade shows, including projects for Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods Casino, and NBC News. In 2001 she relocated to Los Angeles, where she continued freelancing for 4 years, working on various projects for major TV networks, film, and theme parks such as Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags, and Disney’s Buzz Light Year Ride for Disneyland, Disney: Tokyo, and Disney: Hong Kong. Preferring the East Coast and painting for the theater, she returned to the Goodspeed as the Assistant to the Charge and filled the position of the Charge Scenic Artist of Goodspeed in 2008.

CLAIRE BRETSCHNEIDER Union Scenic Artist, Union Apprentice program. Charge Artist: Weston Playhouse

TACY FLAHERTY Charge Artist: Mind the Gap

KEITH HYATTE Charge Artist: Long Wharf Theatre

KRISTIN KRAUSE Charge Artist: Huntington Theater Company

LIZ SCHURRA Charge Artist: Daedalus Scenic studio

EMILY WALSH Union Scenic Artist on "Blue Bloods". Charge Artist: Williamstown Theater Festival


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Sponsored in part by 

Adolph & Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation

The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre