Professor of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University
Head, Design and Production, 1978-1995
B.F.A., Ohio University; M.F.A. Yale School of Drama

    Author (With Barbara Anderson) - Costume Design
    Holt, Rinehart and Winston, N.Y. 1983
    2nd Edition, Harcourt Brace, 1998

    Address: 2030 Beechwood Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Phone: Home: 412-421-9607
    Business: 412-268-1580
    Fax: 412-268-2988


    Feature Films

    • Production Designer
      • The Dark Half
        (A George Romero Production for Orion Films.
        Winner, Rome Film Festival.)
        Night of the Living Dead
        (1992 remake, released by
        Columbia Pictures.)
        Two Evil Eyes
        (An ADC Production directed by George Romero and Dario Argento
        (A Charles Evans Production,
        released by Orion Films)
        The Silence at Bethany
        (A Keener Production for national
        release and American Playhouse)
        Day of the Dead
        (A George Romero Production)
        (A George Romero Production,
        written by Stephen King)
        (A George Romero Production)

  • Historical Films
    • Production Designer
      • The St. Augustine Story -
        The Struggle to Survive
        Dream of Empire

  • Educational Films
    • Art Director
      • Hamlet (National Geographic
        Romeo and Juliet Film Series)
        Shakespeare and His Times

  • Industrial Films
    • Art Director
      • Stouffer's Lean Cuisine Video Series
        Fisher Scientific
  • Television
    • Producer
      • Courting (CMU Drama promotional
        '88 Ending video projects)
        The Furnished Room
        Night Hawks
    • Art Director
      • Frank’s Garage
        Pilot for children’s series with WQED
        Math Show
        Series for PBS
        The Boy Who Loved Trolls
        (PBS WonderWorks Series)
        Leatherstocking Tales
        (Emmy Award winning 4 segment series
        for Once Upon a Classic )
        Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
        (Once Upon a Classic, Emmy nominated)
        John Marshall
        (5 part series on the early Supreme Court decisions, sponsored by the United States Judicial Commission)
        Decades of Decision
        (12 part series concerned with the American
        Revolution, sponsored by the National Geographic)
        Dead Wrong
        (Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Safety Commission)
        Moving Right Along Pilot film (HUD and PBS)
    • Costume Designer
      • George Washington: Portrait of a Heroas a Young Man
        John and Sam Adams: The Boston Massacre
        (Both films for NET Biography Series)
    • Set Designer
      • Fighting Back with Rocky Blier, host
        Mom's Time (These for the cable
        Health Exercise Program Health Network)
      • Seasons of Man (WQED/Annenberg Series)
        Chemical People (set for Nancy Reagan)
        Stravinsky Concert, Kennedy Center
      • Introduction segment, Sarah in America, Kennedy Center
        Introduction segments for Bill Bixby, Once Upon a Classic
        Appalachian Project pilot program
        Introduction segments for E.G. Marshall,
        National Geographic Series
        Harry Truman: Plain Speaking
        (David Susskind production. Nominated for Scene Design Emmy)
        Alex Haley's My Brother's Keeper
        Wrap around set
        Alliance for Science
      • Me, Too (Children's Television Pilot)

    • Set Consultant
      • Local Program Host Set - WQED
  • Educational, Regional and Summer Theatres
    • Set Designer
      • Pittsburgh Public Theatre
        • Macbeth
          Importance of Being Earnest
          Hay Fever
          The Play’s the Thing
          Les Liaisons Dangereuses
          Fallen Angels
      • Carnegie Mellon University
        • Merton of the Movies
          Carnegie Mellon Theatre Company
          Importance of Being Earnest
          All for Love
          Absurd Person Singular
          Side by Side by Sondheim
          Sweeney Todd
          Happiest Girl in the World
      • City Theatre
        • Temptation

    • Costume Designer
      • Pittsburgh Public Theatre
        • Macbeth
          Hay Fever
          Carnegie Mellon Theatre Company
          Sunday in the Park with George
          Happiest Girl in the World
          Sweeney Todd
      • Carnegie Mellon University
        • Nicholas Nickelby
          Kiss Me Kate
          A Little Night Music
          Merton of the Movies
          Troilus and Cressida
          Way of the World
          Bluebeard’s Wives
      • City Theatre
        • Master Class
      • Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival
        Penn State Professional Summer Theatre
        Pittsburgh Playhouse
        Bucks County Playhouse
        Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
        Monomoy Theatre, Chatham, Mass.
        Yale University
        Brandeis University

        Over 75 Productions designed and executed.

  • Costume design projects
    • Hilton Hotel of Cincinnati
      Westinghouse of Pittsburgh.

  • Set design
    • Kaufmann's Fashionlogue with Bill Cosby
      Westinghouse Industrial
      Bogart pre-Broadway tour

  • Mendelssohn Choir Member 5 years
    • European Tour, Luxembourg, France and Belgium
      European Tour, Prague and Vienna
      Carnegie Hall Concert, New York City

  • Workshops and Presentations in Costume and Scene Design
    • U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology
      • Panel Discussion, Washington DC
        Panel Discussion, Phoenix, AZ
        Panel Discussion, Seattle, WA
        Pre-Conference Master Class in Drawing and
        Design, Nashville, TN
        Ohio Conference Judging and Presentation
        Student and Professional Portfolio Reviews,
        Pittsburgh, PA
        Retrospective of Career, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Theatre Association of Pennsylvania
      Pittsburgh Drama League
      Buffalo State College
      American Institute of Graphic Artists, Pittsburgh Chapter
      Sitges Fantasy Film Festival, Sitges, Spain

  • Consultant
    • New Jersey State University at Trenton.
      • Development of Theatre/Television Program.
    • Northwestern University Program Evaluation
  • Awards
    • Hornbostel Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Fine Arts

  • Vice-President, Tartan Films, Inc.

    Gallery Showing
    • Mendelson Gallery - Paintings, July/August 1994
      Carnegie Mellon University Center, May-November 1998