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SCOTT R. ROBINSON (Costume Designer)
Robinson returns to Theatre Arts after five years in service to the College of Arts and Humanities. Following twelve years of service as chair in the Department of Theatre Arts, Robinson moved to a college Dean's office, where, after three years, transitioned to the college programs of Liberal Studies and Film. Prior to his arrival at CWU, Robinson was a faculty member at the University of Montevallo and taught at Northern Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Lethbridge College. In 2015, Robinson was invited to teach a two-week master class at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. Since his visit, the department has established an exchange program for Chinese students to attend two years at CWU which will result in the completion of a degree from each of the institutions. His professional design work includes Waterville Opera House, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Sunderman Conservatory of Music, and Utah Musical Theatre. He is a recipient of several Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awards including a two-time recipient of the Gold Medallion of Excellence, and meritorious awards for his costume design work on Fantasticks, and Man of La Mancha and scenic designs for Bird Woman: The Story of Sacajawea, and the world premiere of Blankity Blank. He has served a reviewer for the American Library Association's Choice Magazine. He has served on numerous state and regional theatre organization's boards and committees and currently serving as the Financial Manager of Kennedy Center ACTF Region VII. Robinson received his A.A. degree in Mid-Management from Brigham Young University - Idaho [Ricks College], his B.F.A. in Design from the University of Lethbridge in Canada, and his M.F.A. in Theatre from Illinois State University in Normal. Robinson's CWU design credits include Man of La Mancha, Jungalbook, The Laramie Project, Hayfever, Tartuffe, Much Ado About Nothing among others. He is now engaged in department administration and marketing as well as teaching arts management courses.
He and his lovely wife, Pam, have three children and five grandchildren living in the Ellensburg area and three grandchildren in Great Barrington, MA.
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