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Dan Gray, scene designer

(Compiled April, 2003)


Dan Gray is the Resident Scenic Designer, Associate Professor and Head of the Design/Tech program at The Ohio State University Department of Theatre. He has been working as a theatre professional for the past 15 years. During that time, he has designed productions at numerous regional theatres including The George Street Playhouse, the Capitol Repertory Theatre Company, CATCO, Players Theatre Columbus, the Delaware Theatre Company and The Human Race Theatre. He has also assisted scenic designer Michael Anania on projects for Broadway, The New York City Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and The Minnesota Opera.

Dan Gray created the acclaimed scenic designs for BalletMet's Dracula, which has become an audience and company favorite.

Mr. Gray has received several awards for his designs including Best Scenic Design from The Columbus Dispatch on numerous occasions, and five USITT/Ohio Valley Section Peggy Ezekiel Awards for Design Excellence. Most recently, his design for OSU's 1999 production of Feral Music was one of 14 designs selected from over 100 entries to be included in the catalog of the National USITT Design Expo 2000.

He continues to design productions for many Central Ohio companies including BalletMet, Opera Columbus, The Columbus Symphony, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Light Opera and The Columbus Zoo.

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