Faculty and Staff
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Judith K. Hart
Laurel Shoemaker is a freelance lighting, scenery and architectural designer and has joined the Faculty of UNL as an Assistant Professor of Stage Lighting.
Her scenic designs for UNL include the regional premier of the opera Dead Man Walking (Winner of the 2008 National Opera Association Award for Best Production) as well as The Most Happy Fella, winner of Best Sets at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera ‘07. She has designed scenery for UNL opera for over 10 years, The London Cuckolds her first design for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. Local Wonders (a play of poetry by Ted Kooser written by UNL Faculty Virginia Smith) was her first set design for Nebraska Rep.
Her lighting designs include The Chicago Dancing Festival ’07, ’08 and ‘09 culminating at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium park, and is looking forward to the ‘09 Festival; The Pathology of Love and The Poetry of Physics at the Joyce SoHo in New York City and Dance Gala (for the past 10 years) at the University of Iowa. Other University of Iowa credits include The Marriage of Figaro (Winner of the 2002 National Opera Association Award for Best Production) with the Martha Ellen Tye Opera Theatre.
Laurel is honored to be joining the faculty and staff of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film as their Assistant Professor of Lighting.