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Ann Archbold

University of Nevada, Reno
Associate Dean/College of Liberal Arts
Professionally, Ann has designed lighting for over 600 events for theatre, industrials, opera, dance, live concerts and television throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Her design work includes productions for The Malta International Arts Festival, The Old Globe Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, Forward Theater, San Francisco Opera Center, Cadillac, Audi, and Elk Mountain Resort. Her lighting design work has been featured in the World Stage Design Gallery and in the latest edition of Scene Design and Stage Lighting by Wolf and Block. Ann is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 (IATSE), and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). She has served on the Board of Directors for both USITT and NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre). Ann has written articles for Entertainment Design and Live Design, and she authored the chapter on Martin Aronstein in Late & Great American Designers 1960-2010, a publication for the 50th Anniversary of USITT.

Ann joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018 as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and is currently an Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. Before coming to Reno, she spent thirteen years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as Head of the MFA Lighting Program, Director of Graduate Studies (three years) and nine years as Department Chair. She currently holds the title of Professor Emerita at UW. She also served on the faculty of Florida State University School of Theatre from 1999-2005 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Lighting Design Program (BA, BFA, & MFA).

Ann holds a B.G.S. (Bachelor of General Studies) from the University of Michigan and her M.F.A. in Design and Technical Production from San Diego State University.

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