Dick Block

Associate Head, Teaching Professor, Design at Carnegie Mellon University - School of Drama

Dick Block

Dick Block

Associate Head, Teaching Professor, Design at Carnegie Mellon University - School of Drama

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Dick Block has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon for 22 years following a freelance career based in New York City where design credits include Conrack for AMAS (nominated for an Audelco Award), Fascinating Rhythms for Columbia Artists (also toured), Much Ado About Nothing for Equity Library Theatre and two pieces for Theatreworks USA as well as a new play, Wilson.

He also worked on such Broadway productions as Evita, 42nd St., Barnum, and Cats. Dick has been active locally with projects designed at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. Additional regional credits include work at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, Center Stage in Baltimore and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Other design credits include over a dozen productions at The Human Race in Ohio, Feydeau’s Silly Goose in Cairo, and Amadeus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Dick is co-author of Scene Design and Stage Lighting (9th edition). Dick is also active with USITT and both regionally and nationally with the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, having served as the first National Design Chair. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Medallion for Distinguished Service. Dick received his MFA from Northwestern University.

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The Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is the oldest conservatory training, and the first degree-granting drama institution, in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse arts practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the expanding realm of new media.

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