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Ken Rothchild


No Photo  Ken is the resident scene de-signer for the Department of Dance & Theatre, for whom he has designed Peer Gynt, The Bacchae, A Win-ter's Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and The Cruci-ble, amongst others. He is also the Resident Scene Designer and Associate Artistic Director of the Irondale Ensemble Project, a 25-year-old ensemble company based in NYC. He has designed over 50 Off-Broadway productions for Irondale, including The Good Woman of Setzuan, Antigone, St. Joan of theStockyards, Ghost Sonata, Three Penny Opera, Danton's Death, and Wasted: the His-tory/Mystery of Public Education and How It Got That Way (whose title pretty much explains what the piece is about); and numerous original pieces, the most recent of which was The Great American All-Star Travelling War Machine. In between times, he designed for regional theaters, regional opera, NYC dance compa-nies; assisted on various Broadway and National Tours; worked as an Art Director on the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light; and has designed and toured productions in Russia (with Irondale), Israel, Sri Lanka, and India. He has been a member of the faculty at Ben-nington College, and at Jersey City State College, and has had an exhibit of his designs at JCSC''s Courtney Gallery. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Design Program, he is a member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829. Stage, New Century Theatre, and the University of Vermont. He has worked on designs for such shows as Equus, The Crucible, Piece of My Heart, A Streetcar Named Desire, Soul Repairs, and Pirates of Penzance to name a few. When not working behind the scenes, he likes to try his hand at being in front of the lights in performing shows like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Greensboro, Execution of Justice, and A Lion in Winter. At Manhattanville Col-lege, he teaches classes in stagecraft, light design, and sound de-sign. He is very honored to be part of the incredibly talented faculty here at the school.