TECHnically Speaking: USITT22 Series with Dick Block
September 30, 2022
This podcast was recorded on the show floor of USITT22 at Studio USITT in partnership with AKG by Harman.
On this week’s episode we sat down with Distinguished Achievement Award for Education winner, Dick Block.
Dick Block began his career as an educator over four decades ago after receiving his degree at Northwestern University and has been privileged to have had amazing students over the years. His association with USITT began in 1975 and he has been active in the Institute ever since. He has been a member or chair on numerous panels, was instrumental in developing the student portfolio reviews at the annual Conference, organized the Young Designers’ Forum, as well as serving as a vice-Commissioner and then the Scene Design Co-Commissioner for 6 years. As an active member of KC/ACTF he was a Region II Design Chair and was the first National Design Chair. Dick is an Associate Head of the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University where he has been on the design faculty and is the author of Scene Design and Stage Lighting, now in its 10th edition. His design work has been seen professionally at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Human Race in Dayton, The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, The Virginia Stage Company, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre as well as at James Madison University and University of South Carolina. He is also a longtime member of USAA.
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