Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Honoring Professor Stevie Dawson

It is with great sadness and regret that the Theatre & Dance department share that Stevie Dawson, Technical Director and Faculty, passed away on March 15th, 2012. Her endless enthusiasm, hard work, and passion will be greatly missed.

Stevie Dawson joined the faculty at Tulane University as Technical Director in August of 2009 and then added the role of Production Manager in November of that year. She received her MFA in Technical Direction from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has worked professionally in theatres across the country including The Virginia Stage Company, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespearean Festival, The East Carolina Summer Theatre, The Alliance Theatre Company, and The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, among others. She has taught at Old Dominion University, Louisiana State University, and at her alma mater, NCSA. Her areas of special professional interest include automation, engineering, and the production of new works for the stage. More in memory of Stevie here.

The department will be setting up a fund in honor of Stevie to be given out each year as a book award at the annual Theatre & Dance picnic. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact Marty Sachs, Theatre & Dance Chair, at 314-7744 or via email at