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Ronald Naversen

Professor of Scenic Design, Director of Graduate Studies

Ronald Naversen
Contact:

Office: Room 2230 - Communications
Office Number: 618-453-3076
Email: rnav@siu.edu
Website: www.ronaldnaversen.com

Education:

PHD Speech Communication/ Theater, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1989
MFA Scenic Design, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1978
BA Communications and Theater, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1975

Certifications:

Leather Mask Workshop, Semmerling Studios, Chicago, IL 2008.
Mask Carving, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater, Bali, 2003.

Union Affiliations:

United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Scene Design Category (USA) United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honor Society

Teaches:

Scene Design, Scene Painting, Period Styles for Theater, Properties Studio, Asian Theater, Advanced Design & Production

Research and Creative Interests:

Scenic design and history, scene painting & properties; mask making and puppetry

Biography

Ron is a member of United Scenic Artists and maintains a freelance design career designing for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, New Harmony Theater and Vitalist Theater of Chicago. Ron is also a professional mask maker and after studying mask carving in Bali hosted the International Masks of Transformation Conference here at SIU. He recently won a Jeff Award (Chicago area Theater Award) for Outstanding Technical Performance for his mask making for the Vitalist’s production of Passage to India.