Kent Lynn Goetz

Professor Emeritus


Kent Goetz is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. He taught design and was the Resident Scene Designer at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts from 1991 - 2019.  From 2002 -08 he served as Department Chair. In addition to his work at Cornell, Kent designed professionally at other institutions including: TheatreSquared, 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, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre and 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 Kent taught design at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. His tutorials written for the CAD application, VectorWorks, have been widely used by theatre professionals and teachers throughout the United States and abroad.

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