UTEP Technical Theatre Workshops

UTTW: UTEP Technical Theatre Workshops

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6th Annual UTTW 2015

Xóchitl González Quintanilla

Born in Mexico City, she studied History at UNAM (National Autonomus University of Mexico), Contemporary Dance at INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts) and Scene Design with Arturo Nava and Alejandro Luna, to whom she was assistant in several stage productions. She also studied Stage Machinery at the Institut of Teatre in Barcelona, which included work at Teatro alla Scala of Milan. She has designed scenery and lighting for more than 200 productions: theater, dance, museography, music, cinema and opera, which include, among others: Elentrayentando, Assembly of Cities, Life is a dream, A streetcar named desire, Waters of forgetfulness, Gallery of the Dying, Divino Pastor Góngora, Antigone, Demons, Son de madera, Ex - Stasis, Si nos dejan, Madame Butterfly, Tercera llamada, Tennessee in body and soul, DF Bipolar and Interzona. She is a member of the SNCA (National System of Artists). She has received the prize "Antonio Lopez Mancera" for Best Scene Design of the Year in 2005 and the Lighting Award in the World Stage Design 2013, Cardiff UK. In 2014, she published Practical Handbook of Scene Design.


Clint Allen

Recent: The Widow Lincoln (Ford’s Theatre), Communicating Doors (Alley Theatre), The Laramie Project (Ford’s Theatre), Fly (Cincinnati Playhouse and St. Louis Rep), Sherlock Holmes and the Suicide Club (Alley Theatre), Ford’s Theatre production of Fly, Associate Designer for The Elephant Man and The Mountaintop (Alley Theatre), Other Regional Projection credits: The Farnsworth Invention, Rock and Roll, Underneath the Lintel (Alley Theatre), world premiere of The Heavens are Hung in Black (Ford’s Theatre). Other credits: Sunday in the Park with George (UMW Theatre), Bring It On and Reefer Madness (TUTS), Full Gallop (Stages Theatre), A Winter’s Tale, Faith Healer, and The Good Thief (Stark Naked Theatre), Ford’s Theatre’s 2011-2014 Gala. Now This, world premiere (University of Houston), Among the Thugs (Horsehead Theatre), Hollywood to Broadway (Shanghai China). Member of USA829. www.newaspectdesign.net

4th Annual UTEP Technical Theatre Workshop 2013

Sponsored by Altman Lighting, Barbizon, ETC and Rosco over 150 participants from high school teachers, students, and local professionals attended the free workshops presented by UTEP Theatre Department. 

3rd Annual UTEP Technical Theatre Workshop 2011

September 29, 2011

Sponsored by Rosco and Barbizon, over 90 participants from high school teachers, students, and local professionals attended the free workshops presented by UTEP Theatre Department. 

Presented by Wendy Luedtke, Rosco and Instructor at NYU  - Preparing for the Profession: Resume and Interview Tips for Young Applicants and Color for Lighting

Presented by Derry Hirsch, Barbizon - Black Lights and other Special Effect and New Technology Showcase

2nd Annual UTEP Technical Theatre Workshop 2010 Part 2

November 18th, 2010

Sponsored by Kevin Loretto of Creative Stage Lighting, over 100 participants took advantages of free workshops at UTEP Theatre Department. 

*Theatre Programming Class by Michael Nevitt, CSL

*Rosco University: Scenic Painting class by Damon Hatten, Rosco


2nd Annual UTEP Technical Theatre Workshop 2010 Part 1

Apollo Lighting Workshop

Guest Artist: Rich Dale Lighting Design Representative

Over 60 participants from UTEP students, local high school students and teachers. 

Great workshop for learning the use of gobos and colors.

Thank you Apollo!

*Guest Presenter: Richard Cadena , author, lighting consultant, and editor of PLSN


UTEP Technical Theatre Workshop 2009

Britney Spears Backstage Tour

LD: Nick Whitehouse with Britney Spears Concert Tour at Don Haskins Center September 2009 

Backstage tour experience with Nick Whitehouse from left: Marq Gonzalez, Juan Ontiveros, and James Hicks

 Broadway Lighting Workshop 2009

 Guest Artist: Bobby Harrell

Bobby Harrell, Strand’s control specialist is also a working designer and programmer on  and off Broadway shows as well as  in London’s West End. Some recent projects of note for Bobby were Spring Awakening and A Tale of Two Cities (he worked in London and NY for that production). He is currently in China on work for Strand. 

Sponsor: Strand Lighting (Christopher Dunn)


Hippotizer School October 2009


Sponsor: TMB

Specialist: Loren K. Barton

Our students had first hand experience with industry leading media server Hippotizer!!  Thank you Loren for great classes!! Hands on experience with new Strand Console Palette VL with VL Spot 3500. VL Spot & Wash 2500 by great support from Vari-Lite!!!