James C. Thurston (Jim)

Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater and Dance

Office: Runnals 305 [ campus map ]
Box 4525

Phone: 207-859-4525
Fax: 207-859-4533
Mailing Address:
4525 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8845
Office Hours:
M: 10:30am-12:00pm; W: 10:30am-12:00p

Education

M.F.A. Scenography, Northwestern University, 1987.
B.A. Theater Major, Art History Minor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1982.

Areas of Expertise

  • Scenography
  • Scene Design and Light Design
  • Theater architecture and performance space
  • Computer aided design for theater

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
TD135 AIntroduction to Design
TD365 AAdvanced Topics in Design

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
TD 335Designing with Light
TD 493Senior Thesis

Professional Information

Jim Thurston is a free-lance designer and educator. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern University's School of Speech in design for the stage. He has created designs for over 100 productions including plays, musicals, and modern dance. His specialties are scene design and stage lighting.

Jim teaches design and technical production for the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His research centers on innovation and aesthetic change in scenography for contemporary dance. He investigates evolving aesthetic shifts due to the impact of the digital age on choreography, performance, and scenography.

Current goals include collaborations with theater and dance professionals in New England. Jim's Selected Resume presents his range of production experience.

Current Research

Research centers on innovation and aesthetic change in scenography for contemporary dance. He investigates evolving aesthetic shifts due to the impact of the digital age on choreography, performance, and scenography.

Publications

Professional Design Credits
Professional design credits listed on personal web site.

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Current Projects

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