EDUCATION

 

Masters of Fine Arts (August 2001)

         Theatre Scene Design, Boston University.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (May 1997)

          Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

Program Director (2012-present)

         Gallaudet University, Theatre and Dance, an unit under the Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre (ACT)

 

Chair (2011-12)

          Gallaudet University, Theatre Arts Department

 

Associate Professor (2010-present) 

          Gallaudet University, Theatre Arts Department

 

Courses Covered:  Introduction to Theatre

                             Script Reading and Analysis

                             Contemporary Drama

                             Sign Language Translation for the Theatre 

                             Theatre History

                             Fundamentals of Directing

                             Scenographic Techniques

                             Theatre Practicum

                             Special Topics: ASL Shakespeare Translation Processes

                             Independent Study: Waiting For Godot

 

Assistant Professor (2005-2010)

           Gallaudet University, Theatre Arts Department

 

Courses Covered:   Introduction to Theatre

                              Script Reading and Analysis

                              Contemporary Drama

                              Sign Language Translation for the Theatre

                              Theatre History

                              Fundamentals of Directing

                              Scenographic Techniques

                              Production Management

                              Theatre Practicum

                              Special Topics: Deaf Theatre

                              Special Topics: Modern Irish Drama

                               Independent Studies (several)

 

Directing Credits (2005-current)

 

2013                  Lysistrata                                    

2012                  Hamlet                                        

2011                   L’Abbe de L’Epee: A Satire                              

2010                  Lesbians and the Men Who Love Them           

                          Corpus Christi 

2009                 Spoon River Anthology

                          Fences 

2008                 Agamemnon 

2007                 The Laramie Project 

2006                 A Streetcar Named Desire 

 

Scene Design Credits (2005-current)

 

2013                   Lysistrata* 

                          Broken Spokes*

2012                  Hamlet* 

2011                   L’Abbe de L’Epee: A Satire*

2010                  World Deaf Cinema Festival 

2009                 Fences* 

2008                 Agamemnon* 

2007                 En La Quinta del Sordo (In the House of the Deaf Man)*

2006                 A Streetcar Named Desire* 

                          Much Ado About Nothing* 

 

*Scenic Charge

 

Artist-in-Residence (2002-2005)

            National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

            Performing Arts, an unit under the Department of Creative and Cultural Studies 

 

Courses Covered:   Scene Painting

                              Independent Study: Scene Design Processes

                              Independent Study: Props Design and Construction

 

Scene Design Credits (2002-2005)

 

2005                 Lysistrata                                              Aaron Kelstone

                         The Passion of Dracula                          Jim Orr

                         A Midsummer Night’s Dream*                Bonnie Meath-Lang

2004                The Shape of Things*                           Aaron Kelstone

                         Oz (inspired by The Wiz)                        Thomas Warfield

                         The House of Frankenstein                   Jim Orr

2003                 Beast on the Moon                               Aaron Kelstone

                         The Memorandum                                 Roger Freeman

                         Tartuffe                                                 Jim Orr

                         The Foreigner                                       Luane Davis-Haggerty and Patrick Graybill

2002                 The Laramie Project                             Bonnie Meath-Lang

 

*co-director

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

 

Acting

 

Richard of Gloucester, later King Richard III.  Richard III, NextStop Theatre Company. Director: Dr. Lindsey Snyder. February 2014.

 

Scene Design

 

Titus Andronicus, Faction of Fools. Director: Matthew Wilson. May/June 2014.

 

Cinderella: The Remix, Imagination Stage. Director: Psalmayene 24. April/May 2014.

 

A Commedia Christmas Carol (remount), Faction of Fools. Director: Matthew Wilson. December 2013.

 

Gilgamesh, Constellation Theatre Company. Director: Allison Stockman. May 2013.

 

A Commedia Christmas Carol, Faction of Fools. Director: Matthew Wilson. December 2012.

2013 Helen Hayes Nomination, The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical; DC Metro Theatre Arts “Best of 2012” Selection, Set Design; “Best of 2012” Selection, Lighting Design; “Best of 2012” Selection, Costume Design; DC Metro Theatre Arts “Best of 2012” Selection, Play; DC Metro Theatre Arts “Best of 2012” Selection, Ensemble.

 

P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical (remount), Imagination Stage. Director: Psalmayene 24. September/October 2012.

 

Hamlecchino, Faction of Fools. Director: Matthew Wilson. April/May 2012.

DC Metro Theatre Arts “Best of 2012” Selection, Set Design; DC Metro Theatre Arts “Best of 2012” Selection, Play; DC Metro Theatre Arts “Best of 2012” Selection, Ensemble.

 

P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, Imagination Stage. Director: Psalmayene 24. February 2012. 2012 DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice Awards Finalist, Favorite Family Show.

 

The Wind in the Willows, Imagination Stage. Director: Janet Stanford. June 2011. 2011 DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice Awards Nomination, Favorite Family Show.

 

Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, Imagination Stage. Director: Kathryn Chase-Bryer. December 2010.

 

Mulan, Imagination Stage. Director: Janet Stanford. December 2009.

 

Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth. Director: Psalmayene 24. February 2009.

2010 Helen Hayes Nomination, Outstanding Production for Young Audiences.

 

FILM: The Deaf Family, Mosdeux Films. Director: Wayne Betts. September 2008.

 

The Jungle Book, Imagination Stage. Director: Kathryn Chase-Bryer. September/October 2007.

 

Junebug and the Reverend, Imagination Stage. Director: Kathryn Chase-Bryer. February 2007.

 

Huck Finn’s Story, Imagination Stage. Director: Kathryn Chase-Bryer. March 2006.

 

Hip-Hop Anansi, Imagination Stage. Director: Patrick Crowley. February 2006.

 

Race of the Ark Tattoo, Geva Theatre. Director: Sean Daniels. March 2005.

 

Deathtrap, JCCenterstage (Rochester, NY). Director: Kerry Young. December 2004.

 

Six Degrees of Separation, JCCenterstage (Rochester, NY). Director: Ralph Meranto. March 2004. 

 

Twelfth Night, Catholic University. Director: PJ Paparelli. November 2003. 

 

The Sunshine Boys, JCCenterstage (Rochester, NY). Director: Herb Katz. October 2002.

 

The Diaries, Signature Theatre. Director: PJ Paparelli. June 2002.

 

Quinta del Sordo (In the House of the Deaf Man), Gallaudet University. Directors: Willy Conley and Iosif Schneidermann. February 2002.

 

Love’s Labor’s Lost, Washington Shakespeare Company. Director: PJ Paparelli. February 2001.

 

Two Shakespearean Actors, Boston University.  Director: Eve Muson. December 2000.

 

Convention Panels/Presentations

 

2010 PCRID Workshop Presentation, with Gerard Williams. Topic: "We Can Do it in the Dark: Tech Theatre for Interpreters."

 

Interviews

 

Respondent: Interview contributing to the article by Peter Marks for the Washington Post, “Finding a Common Language, Onstage." January 2014.

 

Respondent: Interview contributing to the article by Peter Marks for the Washington Post, “A ‘Christmas Carol’ with an ASL twist at Gallaudet.” November 2012.

 

Respondent: Interview contributing to the article by Ryan Taylor for DC Theatre Scene, “Commedia at Gallaudet: the impact of Faction of Fools.” May 2012.

 

Respondent: Interview contributing to the book by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. Dirksen Bauman, The New Normal: Deaf-Gain and the Future of Human Diversity. May 2012.

 

Respondent: Interview contributing to the piece by Rebecca Sheir for WAMU 88.5, “Local Theater Brings Deaf Actors Into the Fold.” April 2012.

 

Participant and Respondent: Interview with Olivier Schetrit of France as part of his master’s thesis on international Deaf theatre. April 2012.

 

Participant and Respondent: Interview about the Theatre Arts Department production of L’Abbe de L’Epee: A Satire as a case for Deaf Gain, with Dr. Dirksen Bauman and Melissa Malzkuhn for Issue 3 of the Deaf Studies Digital Journal. August 2011.

 

Participant: The Making of Agamamenon mini-documentary, filmed by Jose Saldana.

2009 DC Independent Film Festival (Winner, Washington Up and Coming Filmmaker Award); Deaf Rochester Film Festival 2009 (Winner, Audience Choice Award); Toronto International Deaf Film Festival (Winner, Best Short Documentary); 2009 Northern California Deaf Film Festival (Honorable Mention); 2009 DC ASL Film Festival (Honorable Mention).

 

Participant and Respondent: Interview with Julia Golden as part of the documentary, Bilingualism. April 2008.

 

 

ETHAN SINNOTT

V I T A E

 

Both professional resume and postsecondary education CV versions are available upon request.

 

 

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