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Jamison David Rhoads

400 Trailblazer Rd. Apt 1

Travelers Rest, SC 29690




Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of Fine Art Theater, 2001.


Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1996.


Teaching Experience:


Newman University, Assistant Professor of Theater Design

2015 to present

Courses taught: Stagecraft, Introduction to Theater, Sound Design, Lighting and Sound, Scenic Painting, Lighting Design

Cowley College, Technical Director of Theatre and Resident Designer,

2004 to 2015

Courses taught: Stagecraft, Introduction to Public Speaking, Theater Appreciation.


University of New Orleans, Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technical Director, 2002 to 2004

Courses taught:  Lighting Crafts and Techniques, Lighting Design, Technical Production I, Technical Production II, Basic Design for the Performing and Communication Art, Introduction to the Theatre, Summer Theatre Workshop, and Oral Communications.


Tufts University, Technical Director, 2001 to 2002

Course taught:  Theatre Technology.


Temple University, 1999-2001

Courses taught:  Stagecraft Lab 341, Lighting Lab 390.


Professional Activity:


Cobalt Studio Advanced Training in Scenic Techniques.  White Lake, NY, 2013.


“Bronco Busting Cowboy Entertainers of Oklahoma”, Theatre History Seminar,

Mt. Pleasant, IA, April, 2013.


“L.J. and J.J. The Business of Show: Lincoln J Carter and J.J. Shubert, a Working

 Friendship.”  Theatre History Seminar, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, April, 2007.


"The Amazing Lincoln J. Carter:  The King of Scenic Effects", Theatre History

 Seminar, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, April, 2003.


The Juilliard School Professional Internship Program in Electrics,

                        1996 -1997.


Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Sound Design and Technical Direction Educational:


Newman University

Damn Yankees, 2015

Hay fever, 2015

A man for All Seasons 2016

A triumph of Love, 2016

Premature Burial, 2016


Cowley College Theater


Little Shop of Horrors, 2014.

Velveteen Rabbit, 2014.

Peter Pan, 2014.

Cactus Flower, 2013.

The Beepol, 2013.

Noses Off, 2013.

White Christmas, 2012. (Lighting Design and Technical Direction)

The Drowsy Chaperone, 2012.

A Walk in the Woods, 2012.

Our Town, 2011.

Lucky Stiff, 2011.

Monster in the Closet, 2011.

The Miracle Worker, 2010.

South Pacific, 2010.

Hansel and Gretel, 2010.

House on a Cliff, 2009.

You Can’t Take it With You, 2009.

Rapunzel, 2009.

High School Musical, 2008.

Don’t Drink The Water, 2008.

Jack and the Bean Stalk, 2008.

Crazy For You, 2007.

Moon Over Buffalo, 2007.

Three Bully Goats Gruff, 2007.

Les Miserables: School Edition, 2006.

Proposals, 2006.

Big Bad, 2006.

Oliver, 2005.

The Foreigner, 2005.

Pinocchio, 2005.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, 2004.

Alice in Wonderland, 2004.


Lighting Design and Technical Direction – Educational:


University of New Orleans


The World’s Longest Kiss, 2004.

As You Like It, 2004.

Fuddy Meers, 2003.

Mademoiselle Blackwell, 2003.

The Laramie Project, 2003.

Liability, 2003.

Of Mice and Men, 2003.

Going Under, 2002.

Glengarry Glen Ross, 2002.


Lighting Design– Educational:


Temple University Theatre

Broadway, 2001.

Cloud 9, 2000.

Lighting Design – Educational, contd.

The Crucible, 2000.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1999.


Pennsylvania Charter School

Once Upon a Mattress, 1999.


Wichita State University Summer Theatre

Radio Gals, 1999.

The Perfect Wedding, 1999.

The Boys Next Door, 1995.


Wichita State University Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along, 1996.

Knight of the Burning Pestle, 1995.

Orpheus Descending, 1995

Tragedy Becomes Her, 1994.

What, Where & The Maids, 1994.

Diviners, 1993.

Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, 1992.

Eleemosynary, 1992. 

What I Did Last Summer, 1992.

Intruder in Autumn, 1991.


Wichita Community Theatre

Richard II, 1993

Going Under, 2002.


Technical Direction – Educational:


Tufts University Theatre

Romeo and Juliet, 2001.

Playboy of the Western World, 2002.


Lighting Design - Professional:


Circle of Friends- Wichita KS

Annual Varity Show, 2009, 2010.


Ponca City Children’s Theater

High School Musical, 2009.


Ponca Play House

Fiddler on The Roof, 2009.

Cinderella, 2007.

The Pajama Game, 2006.


Winfield Community Theater

Always Patsy Cline, 2012.

The Fantastics, 2009.

My Way: An Evening of Sinatra, 2006.

Grace and Glory, 2005.


Maize Community Theater

In to The Woods, 2010.

High School Musical, 2008.

The King and I, 2007.


Hartland Arts Council

To Kill a Mocking Bird, an Evening of Remembrance, 2005.

Grouse Creek Symphony, a Celebration of the Art of Mark Filckenger, 2005.


Wichita Summer Theatre

Grace and Glory, 2003.


Hunger Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

Macbeth, 2001.

American Buffalo, 2000.


Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre Company, Chautauqua, NY

The Condition of My Heart with Peter Schickele, 2000.


New York Fringe Festival

Disco Pigs, 2000.


Brat Productions, Philadelphia, PA

The Mystery of Irma Vep, 2001.

Spin Cycle, 2000.


The Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School, New York, NY

The Women, 1998.

Evening of One Acts, 1997.


French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Resident Lighting Designer, 1997

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Chorus Line

Sweet Charity

The Survivor



Miscellaneous Professional Experience:


Stage electrician, Mid Summer Night's Dream, Candide, Our Sinatra,

Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia, 2000-2001.

Assistant lighting designer, Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre Company,

Chautauqua, New York, 2000.

Resident lighting designer, Wichita State Summer Theatre,

Wichita, Kansas, 1999.

Shopper/buyer, Once in a Lifetime, The Atlantic Theatre Company,

New York City, 1998.

Shop carpenter, Beauty Queen of Leanne, The Atlantic Theatre Company,

New York City, 1998.

Production Electrician, Mojo, The Atlantic Theatre Company, 

New York City, 1997.

Follow spot operator, Naked Revolution, The Kitchen,                                             

New York City, 1997.

Resident Lighting Designer, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts,

Handcock, New York, 1997.

Props Designer, Mostly Shakespeare Festival,

Wichita, Kansas, 1997.

Art Department production assistant for the CBS Movie of the Week,

Stolen Women.  Clareanne Film Productions, 1996.

Follow spot operator and technical assistant for the world premier of       

Jane Eyre, directed and co-written by John Caird, 1995.

Lighting and cable grip for Miss Teen USA 1995.  Miss Universe Incorporated,1995.

Carpenter and technical assistant, Miss USA, Miss Universe Incorporated, 1992.

I.A.T.S.E. Local 190 over-hire list, 1991-1996, member, 1998.


Awards and Scholarships:


Excellence in Scenic Design, Region V, ACTF, for Les Miserables School Edition, 2006.

Excellence in Lighting, Region VI, ACTF, for Mademoiselle Blackwell, 2003.

Graduate Fellowship, Temple University, 1999-2001.

Member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 1995.

George Wilner Theatre Scholarship, 1994-1995.

Finalist in A.C.T.F. Region V/USITT Lighting Design Competition, 1993, 1995.

Audrey Needles Theatre Scholarship, 1995.

Miller Theatre Scholarship, 1990-1995.

Wichita State Distinguished Scholar Scholarship, 1990-1995.

Brett Neff Theatre Scholarship, 1993-1994.


Professional References Avalable upon request                                                                                                               


2010 - present

2010 - present

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