The Ripon College Department of Theatre opens its 2022-23 season with the 2009 Tony Award-winning comic drama “God of Carnage,” by Yasmina Resa, translated by […]
Meet John Dalziel
- M.F.A. Scenic Design, University of Arkansas
- B.A. Theatre, Ripon College
- A.A., Sauk Valley Community College
I serve as the main designer and technical director for all of the theatre department productions, and I am also currently the chair of the theatre department. I have an MFA form the University if Arkansas in scenic design with a secondary emphasis in lighting design. I teach intro to theatre, stagecraft, lighting design, scenic design, and digital art and animation. My areas of interest are theatre design, as well as technology, and how to integrate technology in both the classroom, and on the stage.
What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special?
Working with the students, both in the classroom and on productions. Seeing students really find their passion and seeing their growth.
What’s your favorite topic or course to teach and why?
Scenic design, since it is the main focus of my theatre training and career
What’s your workspace like?
Much of my work takes place in the theatre and the scene shop, so it is a bit different than the standard college classroom.
Recent News Updates
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” a riveting musical comedy with a touch of Jerry Springer drama, will be presented April 27-30 by the departments […]
“Spoon River,” an hour-long outdoor performance of music and theatre, will be presented Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27, at Ripon College. Live performances […]