F. ELAINE WILLIAMS
SCENOGRAPHER

Department of Theatre and Dance
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 577-3916 office and voice mail
ewillims@bucknell.edu

Profile and portfolio: http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/ewillims/


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DESIGN

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
(affiliated artist)

2001 VALLEY SONG
ARCADIA
Scene Design
Scene Design
1999 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
HARD COAL: LIFE IN THE REGION
Scene Design
Scene Design
1998 WHISPERING TO HORSES
OUR TOWN
Scene and Puppet Design
Scene Design
1996 A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
WAITING FOR GODOT
Scene Design
Scene and Costume Design
1995 THE WINTER'S TALE Scene Design
1992 ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    adapted by Kyle Gann, Laurie McCants
    and F. Elaine Williams
Scene, Costume, and Puppet Design
1985 THIEVES' CARNIVAL Scene Design
1984 THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Scene Design
1983 TRUE WEST Scene and Lighting Design
1982 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Costume Design

 

Center for Puppetry Arts; Atlanta, Georgia

2000 THE PLANT DOCTORS Scene, Puppet, and Prop Design
1997 WINNIE-THE-POOH Scene Design
1996 FRANKENSTEIN Scene, Puppet, and Costume Design
1995 SPACE
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
PROFESSOR PRATTLE'S TALES OF WONDER
Scene Design
Scene and Puppet Design
Scene and Puppet Design
Atlanta Symphony'sYOUNG PERSON'S CONCERT
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Puppet Design
Scene and Puppet Design

 

Georgia Shakespeare Festival; Atlanta, Georgia

1995 THE COUNTRY WIFE Scene Design
1988 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
THE WINTER'S TALE
Design of Festival Stage
Scene Design
Scene Design
1987

ROMEO AND JULIET
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
 (also technical director)

Scene Design
Scene Design

 

Theatre in the Square; Marietta, Georgia

1997 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Scene Design
1996 FOXFIRE Scene Design
1995 ENCHANTED APRIL Scene Design
1987 THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Scene and Costume Design

 

Stage One; Louisville, Kentucky

1993 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (National touring production)
CINDERELLA (National touring production)
Scene Design
Scene Design
1989 THE ADVENTURES OF A BEAR NAMED PADDINGTON (National touring production) Scene Design
1988 MACBETH Scene Design

 

Theatre Gael; Atlanta, Georgia

1995 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Scene and Costume Design
1988 JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Costume Design

 

Horizon Theatre; Atlanta, Georgia

1988 AUNT DAN AND LEMON Scene Design


BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

Associate Professor, Scene and Costume Designer; Department of Theatre and Dance, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Administrative responsibilities since 1980 have included Director of Theatre, Director of Design, department chair, and technical direction. Responsibilities as Director of Theatre included artistic direction of theatre program, production management of theatre and dance programs, oversight of academic and production budgets.

Academic responsibilities include teaching two courses each semester, directing independent studies in design, overseeing one-quarter credit courses in theatre technology, and advising students.

Senior Fellow for Arts Residential College since 1999.

COURSES TAUGHT

FOUN 092-27 Foundation Seminar - Masks and Masking
THEA 145 Introduction to Design and Technology
THEA 149 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 246 Elementary Scene Design
THEA 247 Avanced Scene Design
THEA 249 Makeup and Mask Design
THEA 250 Costume Design
THEA 251 History of Costume and Fashion
THEA 265 Special Studies in Theatre: Fashion Design
THEA 314 Seminar in Contemporary Scenography
THEA 319 Individual Projects in Design

DESIGN

Extensive design of scenery and costumes for two mainstage productions in dance and three mainstage productions in theatre in proscenium, environmental, and flexible theatre arrangements. Supervision of scenic painting and properties.

Designs for 60 classic to contemporary theatre productions.

Focus of exploration with the Bucknell Dance Company - animated, interactive environments for dance. Scene or costume design for choreographers Danny Buraczeski, Graciela Daniele, Danna Frangione, Allyson Green, Er Dong Hu, Ralph Lemon, et. al.

EXHIBITS

February 1999 Museum Without Walls: "Farewell to the Flesh: an exhibit of masks in celebration of Mardi Gras." Mask exhibit, Coalition of Independent Artists and Artisans; Williamsport, PA.
Oct./Nov. 1991 Consulting set designer for "At What Cost? Shaping The Land We Call New Hampshire," an exhibition at the Museum of New Hampshire History, Concord, NH, developed by New Hampshire Historical Society and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
April 1989 Designed, created, and installed environmental sculpture/marionette, "Mother Protector," commissioned by Agnes Scott College in conjunction with the college's centennial celebration. Interactive performance piece with Bucknell Dance company, May 1990.

PRESENTATIONS

August 1993 Panelist on "Collaboration in the 21st Century" at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, a two-part workshop exploring models and processes of collaboration.

GRANTS

January 1995 International Research Travel Grant, Bucknell University, Research in areas of puppetry and scenography in London.
1991-1992 Bucknell Association for the Arts and Bucknell/Knight Foundation grants for the development of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, adapted by Kyle Gann, Laurie McCants, and F. Elaine Williams. Scenography and puppets designed by F. Elaine Williams. A co-production of Bucknell Department of Theatre and Dance and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble,
July 1990 Scholarly Development Grant from Bucknell University. Travel in Japan and Taiwan to study Asian theatre and dance, masks, and Bunraku Puppet Theatre.
Summer 1985 Harold and Gladys Cook Award from Bucknell University to explore theatre in London and Paris.
January 1984 Scholarly Development Grant from Bucknell University. Performer/puppeteer in Bread and Puppet Theatre's Josephine, The Mouse Singer and "The Rites of Winter," a two-day festival of performances in Plainfield, VT.

HONORS

2001 Center for Puppetry Arts' THE PLANT DOCTORS received UNIMA Citation of Excellence in Art of Puppetry.
1996 Center for Puppetry Arts' SPACE named among best designs in Atlanta by Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
January 1989 American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award for the scene and costume design of THE TOOTH OF CRIME. Production of THE TOOTH OF CRIME selected Region II winner.
1984 MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN selected for inclusion in U.S.I.T.T. Third Biennial Scenography Exposition which toured nationally.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

United States Institute for Theatre Technology
UNIMA-USA, Union Internationale de la Marionnette

EDUCATION

University of Georgia; Athens, GA M.F.A., 1980
Agnes Scott College; Decatur, GA B.A. cum laude, 1977
Majors: Art, Theatre