UTPW: UTEP Technical and Performance Workshops
To educate future theatre professionals for 21st Century Demographic.
2019 Workshops will be held on November 8!
2019 Workshops will be held on November 8!
Gabriel is the Charge Scenic Artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Gabriel began his career in visual arts. He came to love scenic art when first working at Knott’s Scary Farm as a scenic artist in the year 2000. Since his first interaction with scenic art he pursued various outlets that led him towards a career as a scenic artist. The caliber of his work has propelled him to work with nationally renowned Directors and Designers. Along with advancing the field of Scenic Painting, Gabriel, is leading initiatives to diversify and create inclusion within the production department at OSF and in the industry. His passion for true inclusion in production has lead him to realize that Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is his life’s work.
He is involved in outreach programing and workshops that target and expose underrepresented communities to a career in technical theatre. Gabriel believes in networking, collaboration and mentorship as a means to leadership and believes in empowering others through these core values. Gabriel operates and owns ScenicG which offers scenic painting workshops to the public as well as to educational organizations. He intends to provide scenic art guidance and instruction to beginners, professionals, underrepresented youth and communities.
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 Theatre 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
Specialist: Loren K. Barton
The University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Theater and Dance
Fox Fine Arts Building, Room 371D
500 W University
El Paso, Texas 79902
P: (915) 747-5146