Faculty/Staff Bio

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David Kievit

B.A., Calvin College; M.A., New York University

Performing Arts Technical Director

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Work Phone: 860-945-5924

Year Appointed: 2010

David joins the Art Department faculty, teaching two theater classes and as the technical director for performances. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Calvin College in 1977. After college he worked in professional theater in New York City as a stagehand, designer and actor. He attended New York University on a fellowship, serving as the Theater Department’s technical director and teaching stage crafts. In 1987 he received a master of arts in educational theater, and accepted a position as technical coordinator of the Performing Arts Center at Brookdale College in New Jersey. From there, he went on to teach, design and direct at The Master’s School, in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where he met his wife, Dot. Then, in 1991, they moved to southern California, where, for the next ten years, David taught at Grossmont College. Since 2001, he has worked as a freelance set and light designer and director in the San Diego area. Additionally, he served as a teaching artist for the Old Globe Theatre’s high-school outreach program. David oversees the technical needs of performance spaces and meeting rooms. And he guides students involved in the technical aspects of the Art Department’s productions.

 
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