C. David Russell

C. DAVID RUSSELL (Costume & Scenic Design) Mr. Russell’s varied career includes costume and scenic design, costume and property crafts, event design, project management and teaching. He is currently Head of the Scenic Design Program at Ohio University School of Theater. He formerly served as Head of the Costume Crafts Technology Program and instructor of costume design at Ohio University from 2003 though 2010. Mr. Russell has designed  many productions with the REP/PTTP Company at the University of Delaware. He designed the costumes for The Importance of Being Earnest in 2010. In 2009 he designed the scenery for Hay Fever directed by Jack Going for which his design was featured in Theatre Design and Technology magazine.  Mr. Russell designed the costumes for Tartuffe in 2007, for which he received a USITT Ezekiel Award for Outstanding Achievement. He designed the Sets for Travesties and Ah Wilderness in 2002. Mr. Russell has been Production Designer for Enchantment Theatre Company in Philadelphia and was responsible for the costumes, puppets and scenic designs for Scheherazade, The Velveteen Rabbit and Pinocchio, as well as The Firebird, which toured with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland and Seattle Symphonies. These productions were directed by Leslie Reidel. Other costume design work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar and The Tempest at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and costumes for Lobby Hero at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Additional credits include costume design for Spinning Into Butter, Lobby Hero, and The Laramie Project for Theater Works in Hartford Connecticut. Event design and project management experiences in New York City include the International Toy Fair, Little Golden Books National Read IN, Save the Children Gala, and The TISCH Gala. Mr. Russell serves as the Master Props Craftsperson at The Santa Fe Opera, where he has been a staff member since 1992. C. David Russell received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Costume and Scenic Design from New York University TISCH School for the Arts in 1998.

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