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Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television

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MFA Theatrical Design and Production, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 2001.

BA Drama, Flagler College, 1991.

Deanna Fitzgerald (Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, College of Fine Arts; Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television) is a professional Lighting Designer and member of United Scenic Artists. Professor Fitzgerald's design credits include theatre, dance, opera, circus-themed, puppets, architectural lighting and more. She is also a registered yoga and meditation teacher and conducts classes and workshops focused on using these and other "quietive" practices to enrich creative processes.

Selected national/international designs include the lighting designs of The Hound of the Baskervilles at Florida Studio Theatre; Cirque Mechanics: Boom Town, which toured for 2 years with an off-Broadway appearance at The New Victory Theatre; and the North American tour of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo which had an extended run in Toronto. She designed the lighting for the world premiere STOMP OUT LOUD, the Las Vegas version of the internationally acclaimed STOMP and remained for 2 years as the Resident Lighting Designer and Associate Production Manager. Locally, she designs for The Rogue Theatre –  most recently The Picture of Dorian Gray, Waiting for Godot and Jerusalem.

Previously, she was the Resident Lighting Designer and Associate Professor for the departments of Ballet and Modern Dance at the University of Utah, and taught lighting design at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Other design credits include the San Francisco Opera's Merola and Coconut Grove Playhouse's Young Artist programs, as well as numerous original dance designs for choreographers such as Deborah Hay, Ben Levy and Andy Vaca. Other credits include 6 years as the Lighting Director on the International Tour of STOMP; Production Director of the Opera Theater Music Festival in Lucca, Italy; Lighting Supervisor/Assistant Lighting Designer at the Santa Fe Opera; Lighting and Tour Consultant for the Original Broadway Cast tours of the Greater Tuna trilogy and Assistant Lighting Designer at the Cincinnati Ballet.  See Professor Fitzgerald's gallery/portfolio at www.deannafitzgerald.com

More:

  • Design Gallery: http://www.deannafitzgerald.com
  • Writing:
    • “Meditate on This: Contemplative Practices for Designers and Technicians”; TDT (Theatre Design and Technology) 2017.

    • "The Lighting Design Process Project"; Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design: A Compendium, Volume 2.  2016.

    • "The Lighting Self-Portrait"; Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design: A Compendium, Volume 2.  2016.

    • “Leaving West Virginia (W=V x A); Responsible Stage Electrics for Educators and Early Career Technicians”; TDT (Theatre Design and Technology) 2013.

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Arizona Arts

Dr. Amelia (Amy) Kraehe has been appointed the inaugural Associate Vice President of Equity in the Arts for Arizona Arts at the University of Arizona, beginning Aug. 2.

“Arizona Arts is committed to racial justice and equity in the arts,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “Dr. Kraehe is the ideal person with years of experience to strengthen our commitment, recognizing and embracing the diversity of identities, experiences and perspectives in the classroom, in curriculum, recruiting and hiring."

Learn More | azart.fyi/EquityintheArts

“I know Amy as a thoughtful researcher, instructor, collaborator and leader. She will help us take those steps as a division to embody the values of equity in and through the arts.”

Kraehe is a tenured associate professor in the Art and Visual Culture Education program at the @uarizonaschoolofart and affiliate faculty in Human Rights Practice. She co-founded the Racial Justice Studio, an interdisciplinary research incubator that promotes understanding racism and anti-racism through artistic and creative practice. In the fall, Kraehe will co-teach a new course, ‘Rehearsals in Anti-Racism,’ the studio’s initial effort that provides students an opportunity to use artistic methods to develop critical and embodied knowledge of systemic racism.

“I’m most looking forward to seeing what we can do together in the division to make substantive changes to ensure inclusive excellence is not simply a virtue but instead is a habit that infuses the culture of Arizona Arts,” Kraehe said. “I’m also excited to foster greater connection, coordination, and communications among inclusion innovators in Arizona Arts.”

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Dr. Amelia (Amy) Kraehe has been appointed the inaugural Associate Vice President of Equity in the Arts for Arizona Arts at the University of Arizona, beginning Aug. 2. 

“Arizona Arts is committed to racial justice and equity in the arts,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “Dr. Kraehe is the ideal person with years of experience to strengthen our commitment, recognizing and embracing the diversity of identities, experiences and perspectives in the classroom, in curriculum, recruiting and hiring. 

Learn More | https://azart.fyi/EquityintheArts

“I know Amy as a thoughtful researcher, instructor, collaborator and leader. She will help us take those steps as a division to embody the values of equity in and through the arts.”   

Kraehe is a tenured associate professor in the Art and Visual Culture Education program at the @uarizonaschoolofart and affiliate faculty in Human Rights Practice. She co-founded the Racial Justice Studio, an interdisciplinary research incubator that promotes understanding racism and anti-racism through artistic and creative practice. In the fall, Kraehe will co-teach a new course, ‘Rehearsals in Anti-Racism,’ the studio’s initial effort that provides students an opportunity to use artistic methods to develop critical and embodied knowledge of systemic racism. 

“I’m most looking forward to seeing what we can do together in the division to make substantive changes to ensure inclusive excellence is not simply a virtue but instead is a habit that infuses the culture of Arizona Arts,” Kraehe said. “I’m also excited to foster greater connection, coordination, and communications among inclusion innovators in Arizona Arts.”

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Arizona Arts

Coming up on Aug. 5, a conversation with Alex Macias Art.

from the University of Arizona School of Art
with Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.Meet Dr. Alejandro Macias, Assistant Professor with Arizona Arts, who recently joined The University of Arizona. Join him next week to learn more about his featured work at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. ¡Bienvenidos Dr. Macias!
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Coming up on Aug. 5, a conversation with Alex Macias Art.

from the University of Arizona School of Art 
with Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.
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