Richard M Isackes
Mr. Isackes has extensive scene design experience in both regional theatre and opera. He has twice been the recipient of the Boston Circle Critics award for best scene design for his productions of "Translations" and "Uncle Vanya" at the Huntington Theatre of Boston, Massachusetts. A partial listing of other companies where his work has been produced include The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Chicago Lyric Opera, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Hartman Theatre Company, La Mama, Boston Lyric Opera and the Charles Playhouse. Formerly a member of the faculties of Bucknell University, Boston University and the University of Illinois, where he was a recipient of the University Scholars Award, he currently holds the Joanne Sharp Crosby Chair in Design and Technology at The University of Texas at Austin where he headed the Design and Technology Area for the Department of Theatre and Dance for six years. While at U.T., Mr. Isackes served as Associate Head of the Performing Arts Center and currently holds the position of Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.