TYLER KINNEY is a costume and scenic designer from Boston. Born and raised in New England he loves to travel and hunt (for antiques and vintage clothes). Since graduating from Emerson College, he has been designing at regional theaters and universities. He also works in the vibrant Boston film industry. He is excited about this collaboration and to help showcase America’s young theatre artists.
JOE KLUG is an Illinois-based designer currently working on his Master of Fine arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His Design Credits include: Clybourne Park, Orphee Aux Enfers, and No Child at UIUC, Macbeth, Happy Days, This is our Youth at the Hangar Theatre. He is excited to be working with the Student Committee and humbled by the opportunity the help represent the U.S. at the PQ 2015 conference.
JOHN MITCHELL is currently a student at Dixie State University working towards obtaining his bachelors degree. John has been doing lighting and set design since his senior year of High School and has worked on a number of productions. One of the more recent was his lighting design for Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe, which received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VIII’s award for excellence in design. He is currently working on a set design for James and the Giant Peach, which will be produced this coming fall at his university. Besides theatre John enjoys mountain biking, playing the piano, and conversing in Spanish, which he is fluent in.
JENNA MORAN is currently in her 4th year at The Theatre School at DePaul University and will be graduating with her BFA in Sound Design this June. She has also studied at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Past credits include sound design for Tour Guides (The Incubator), Parade (Harper Theatre), Blackbird Pie (RCSSD), Avenue Q (NightBlue Theatre), Adrift (Polarity Theatre Ensemble), Richard III (DePaul), Wild Women XXX (Vox Theatre), Nancy Drew and the Sign of the Twisted Candles and Faustus (DePaul), Cabaret (The Actors Training Center). Jenna is a founding memeber of the newly formed Haven Theatre Company. jennamoransounddesign.com
Tom Burch is in his first year as assistant professor of scenic design at Ithaca College in central New York. He spent the past decade as an educator and freelance designer based in Chicago where credits include shows at The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Northlight, and many others. He’s received 4 Jeff Award nominations (1 win) and 3 After Dark Awards for his design work there. Regional credits include MISTAKES WERE MADE (off-Broadway – Barrow St Theatre, NYC), as well as shows at American Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre St. Louis, Milwaukee Rep, Cleveland Play House, Arizona Theatre Co, Actors Theatre Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival and many others. He was mentor for the American Student Exhibit for the 2011 PQ, and is thrilled to be reprising that role. Upcoming projects include 4000 MILES (Hangar Theatre), TOM JONES (Actors Theatre Louisville), and Chabrier’s L’ETOILE (IC Theatre). www.tomburch.com
Meghan Raham is a set and costume designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: Death of a Salesman, The Borderland (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), The Aliens (Studio Theatre, DC), The Conference of the Birds (Folger Theatre, DC), Venice (Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles), Fedra (Lookingglass, Chicago), Frankenstein (The Hypocrites at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Clay (Lincoln Center Theater LCT2, Kansas City Repertory Theatre 2008), Wedding Play (About Face and Steppenwolf Theaters), A Big Blue Nail (Victory Gardens Theater). She is a Company Member at The Building Stage in Chicago, where she has designed costumes for MOBY-DICK and co-production designed NOIR. Her work was exhibited at the 2006 USITT Young Designers’ Forum, and she is the recipient of a 2003 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Costume Design Fellowship as well as a 2010 Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Honoraria. Ms. Raham is an assistant professor of design at American University in Washington, DC.