DESIGN AND PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR, STUDIO 39 PRODUCTION MANAGER
A native of the D.C./Baltimore area, Ms. French has been working the the Production industry for more than a decade, with over 100 professional show credits to her name. Previous job titles have included Resident Props Master and Scenic Charge at UMBC, Technical Design Supervisor of Advanced Entertainment (Northeast region), Assoc. Production Manager of Weston Playhouse Theater Company, and others. With a BA in Theater Education (MSDE Secondary Education Certificate) from UMBC, and an MFA in Props Management from the UNC School of the Arts, Ms. French is proud to bring her professional experience back into the classroom to help inspire and prepare the next generation of creative problem solvers, artists, and crafts people.
SCENIC DESIGN CONSULTANT
Recently moved to the area specifically to start working with PVA, Mr. Rothschild began in the entertainment industry working weddings and special events in Charleston SC. His interests turned to theater at UNCSA where he received a BFA in Stage Properties and he has had the good fortune of growing professionally ever since. Most recent positions have been as Properties Manager of Weston Playhouse Theater Company, and Technical Director of Twin City Stage. Mr. Rothschild looks forward to working with students as they develop their craft and help them continually raise the bar.
STUDIO 39 RECORDING STUDIO MANAGER
As the Recording Studio Manager, Rich brings a wealth of audio production experience to the PVA team. His primary background is in audio post-production for independent films and documentaries. His work has been heard in many major U.S. and international film festivals, on broadcast network television, and through popular streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Video. Before landing in the world of audio post, Rich interned at SiriusXM Radio, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and served as an Assistant Audio Recordist for the 2013 Brevard Music Festival which featured soloists Joshua Bell, Johannes Moser, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County having studied music and the recording arts. With a background including audio production for film, music, radio, theater, and events of all types, Rich looks forward to supporting students and faculty with a broad scope of projects.
SCENIC DESIGN CONSULTANT
Ms. Snyder has over ten years of experience in professional theater, designing and teaching internationally. She works as a freelance scenic designer in New York City. Previously Ms. Snyder has designed for the Forestburgh Playhouse, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Snyder has taught Scenic Design, Scenic Painting and Properties Design at Lehigh University where she was the resident scenic charge and props artisan. She also teaches design and arts advocacy abroad in Manila and the Galapagos Islands. She received her B.A in design and theater technology from DeSales University in Center Valley Pennsylvania and her M.F.A in Scenic Design from UNC School of the Arts where she taught undergraduate design classes. Ms. Snyder is delighted to share her passion for collaborative design and arts advocacy with the students of the PVA program.
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