Kristopher D. Steege, MFA
Assistant Professor of Theatre

(317) 955-6389
kdsteege@marian.edu
Marian University Theatre

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Biography 

Kristopher D. Steege received his B.A. in 1995 from South Dakota State University where he double majored in Art and Communications, Studies, and Theatre. He completed his M.F.A. in Scenic Design for Theatre in 1998 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prof. Steege has been teaching theatre design at Marian University since the fall of 1998 where he has also explored children’s theatre and playwriting for children. When he is not busy at Marian or with his family, Prof. Steege also works professionally as a freelance scenic designer and scenic painter. Some of his local designs include work for Summer Stock Stage, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Butler University, Anderson University, the Children’s Museum, and Dance Kaleidescope.

Education

  • BA South Dakota State University, 1995
  • MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998

Courses taught

  • THE 105 Theatre Production
  • THE110 Introduction to Theatre
  • THE 130 Stagecraft
  • THE 230 Design for Theatre
  • THE 245 Studies in Dramatic Literature and Performance
  • FYS 110 First Year Seminar

Affiliations

  • Member, United States Institute of Technical Theatre (2007-present)

Research interests / portfolio

  • Scenic Design and Scenic Painting
  • Computer aided design practices
  • Developing and writing plays for children
  • Comic book illustration

Professional designs (recent)

  • Scenic structure design for The Secret Garden by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, produced by Summer Stock Stage, directed by Emily Ristine Holloway, Summer 2018
  • Scenic structure design for Urinetown: The Musical by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, produced by Summer Stock Stage, directed by Emily Ristine Holloway and Charles Goad, Summer 2018
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