Richard Dunham

Production Coordinator
Design and Technical Theatre Area Head

M.F.A., Ohio State University
Specialties & Research Areas: Lighting and Scenic Design

Office: Fine Arts Building, Room 308C
Phone: (706) 542-8273

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Mr. Dunham, Scenic and Lighting Designer (, has previously designed/taught scenic and lighting design at the University of Central Florida, Stephens College, Vanderbilt and SUNY at Stony Brook. He is active in the national leadership of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Design and Technology) and is a Fellow of the Institute.  He currently serves on the Grants and Fellowship Committee (chair. from 2008-2017). He is a former Board Member of the national organization and was Co-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-recieved lighting text, Stage Lighting: Fundamentals and Applications, as well as a number of feature articles and reviews for theatrical technical and trade publications. He was editor and contributing author for Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design (Second Edition) and an advising editior to Projects for Teaching Scene Design. Two of his articles have won Herbert D. Greggs Awards from Theatre Design and Technology (TD&T). In addition to theatrical venues, 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 (LC) and holds memberships in the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers).
Richard Dunham