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Kevin Rigdon, left, will present the Keynote at the 2008 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Houston. Mr. Rigdon, with more than 350 production credits from Australia to Houston, is currently Associate Director/Design at Houston's Alley Theatre and a professor at the Univeristy of Houston.



Rigdon to Give Keynote at
2007 Conference in Houston

Noted scenic, lighting, and costume designer Kevin Rigdon will present the Keynote when USITT kicks off its Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Houston, Texas next March.

Mr. Rigdon will speak at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 in the General Assembly Theatre on the third floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center as part of the major opening session of the Conference.

In his more then 30 years as a designer, Mr. Rigdon's credits include 50 world premieres, 12 American premieres, and 12 Broadway productions. His scenic and lighting designs for the 1990 Broadway production of Grapes of Wrath earned him two Tony Award nominations.

He has been a member of United Scenic Artists since 1982 as both a scenic and lighting designer. He has designed for the Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, The Festival of Perth in Australia, and the Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv, Israel.

He worked for Sir Peter Hall and Theatre Royal Bath designing Measure for Measure, Habeas Corpus, Miss Julie, and Waiting for Godot among others.

Mr. Rigdon was resident designer for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois from 1974 to 1997. Since 1997 he as been Associate Director/Design of the Alley Theatre in Houston.

He is also a full professor at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance where he teaches scenic and lighting design.

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