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Judy Gailen

Adjunct Lecturer in Theater

Teaching this semester

THTR 1302 / DANC 1302. Principles of Design

Judy Gailen
An introduction to theatrical design that stimulates students to consider the world of a play, dance, or performance piece from a designer’s perspective. Through projects, readings, discussion, and critiques, explores the fundamental principles of visual design as they apply to set, lighting, and costume design, as well as text analysis for the designer and the process of collaboration. Strong emphasis on perceptual, analytical, and communication skills.

Judy Gailen: Bowdoin College: Theater

Judy Gailen has designed scenery (and sometimes costumes) for theater and opera throughout the U.S. since graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1989. Her professional design credits include (but are not limited to) productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Trinity Rep, Portland Stage, Asolo Rep, St. Louis Rep, City Theatre (Pittsburgh), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, George Street Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Opera Omaha, Anchorage Opera, and Opera Company of Philadelphia, as well as Off- and Off-Off Broadway.

She has designed shows for Bowdoin since 2000, and for Emerson and Dartmouth Colleges, Princeton University, and the Yale Repertory Theatre. She also directed and designed "The Stooge: A Troubled Clown for Troubled Times" and other works written and performed by her husband, Michael Lane Trautman. Besides designing for theater, she has a background in mime, clowning, and movement theater, and has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator since 1975. Judy was awarded a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in 2003.

For more information on Judy Gailen, please visit judygailendesigns.com