John Reese Rothgeb

 

DOB: 5/19/1928 Location: Chicago, Illinois
DOD: 12/3/1986               Location: Austin, Texas

 

 

Education/Training:

  • Knox College, BA (1950)
  • Studied in New York under Mordecai Gorelik
  • University of Michigan, MA (1954)
  • Western Reserve University, MFA (1965)
  • Case-Western Reserve University, PhD (1972)

Employment history:

  • Assistant to Mordecai Gorelik (1951-1952)
  • Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Designer and Technician (1955-1957)
  • Faculty, University of Texas at Austin, (1958-1986)
  • Fine Arts Consultant, UT Performing Arts Center (1979-1981)
  • Consultant and buyer, Robert Tobin Collection

Publications:

  • Co-author (with Walter R. Volbach), Problems of Opera Production, (1967)
  • Guest Editor, Theatre Design and Technology, Fall issue (1976) on the Prague Quadrennial
  • Contributor, Oxford Companion to the American Theatre

USITT Involvement and Offices Held:

  • Founding member
  • Co-founder, Texas Regional Section (1969)
  • Board of Directors
  • Vice President & Conference Chairman (1970, Dallas, TX)
  • Member, International Liaison Committee; represented USITT at OISTAT and Prague Quadrennials on numerous occasions
  • Arranged purchase prizes for the first Design Expos (1980-1986)

Awards and Honors:

  • Elected USITT Fellow (1985)
  • Member, United Scenic Artists, Local 350
  • Founding board member, National Design Archives of the Performing Arts
  • Member, American Society for Theatre Research