USITT Scene Design & Technology Commission

The Scene Design & Technology Commission furthers interest in the areas of scene design, scenic painting, and properties: provides information about innovations and trends within the field, encourages improvements in the teaching of design.

Commission Leadership:

  • Casey Kearns, Commissioner
  • Jan Chambers, Associate Commissioner
  • Justin A. Miller, VC for Programming
  • Jesse Dreikosen, VC for Education
  • Rob Eastman-Mullins, VC for International
  • Erin Freeman, VC of Safety & Health
  • Nick Embree, VC for New Technologies
  • David Nofsinger, VC for Scene Design
  • Anthony Phelps, VC for Scenic Art
  • Nicole Delpizzo, VC for Early Career/Student
  • Brian Ruggaber, VC for Props
  • Wendy Waszutt-Barrett, VC for Heritage
  • Owen Collins, Publications Liaison TD&T/Diversity Liaison
  • Anita Tripathi, Publications Liaison TD&T/Diversity Liaison
  • Daniel Carlgren, Exhibits Liaison
  • Ann Cadaret, Portfolio Review Coordinator


Among other projects, the Commission honors distinguished scenic designers with awards and sessions about their designs during the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Some of those honored are Ralph Funicello, Karl Eigsti, and Richard L. Hay.