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Kent Lynn Goetz

Professor Emeritus


Kent Goetz has been the Resident Scene Designer at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts since 1991. Other institutions for which he has designed professionally include Asolo Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, Geva Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, Madison Opera, Skylight Opera, Body Politic Theatre, American Musical Theatre, Maine State Musical Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Hangar Theatre and the Kitchen Theatre Company. He has also served as a scenic artist at the Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Opera and the Julliard School. Prior to Cornell he taught design at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. Prof. Goetz is a member of the United Scenic Artists Local 829 and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology for which he has curated the semi-annual Digital Design Exhibit. His tutorials written for the CAD application, VectorWorks are widely used by theatre professionals and teachers throughout the United States and abroad. He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Scene Design from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


  • Performing and Media Arts


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