Linda Sarver
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DESIGNER shows you a few of my scenographic designs, costume renderings, production photos, a statement of my design philosophy, and my resumé.
AUTHOR takes you to the covers of the books I’ve written and the magazines in which I’ve published articles, and the prompts will lead you to selected pages. At the top of the screen, on the left, just click on the link that says Books or Articles.
EDUCATOR opens to a narrative about my career, and you’ll find my curriculum vita as well as a short statement about my approach to teaching.
DRAMATURG tells you the theatres and the nearly 70 plays for which I’ve been dramaturg.
CONTACT will help you locate me — and I hope you will.
NARRATIVE PHILOSOPHY CURRICULUM VITA

Downloadable MS Word 2003 Format

LINDA SARVER
CURRICULUM VITA & PROFESSIONAL RESUME

Linda Sarver Studio

(801) 531-9242 studio & fax

48 W, 300 South St. Suite #2005N

(801) 574-0727 cell

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

LindaSarverStudio@yahoo.com


EDUCATION:

 

Auburn Senior High School, Rockford, Illinois (Valedictorian)

 

National Theatre Institute, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Connecticut

 

 

(w/ Peter Brook, Lloyd Richards, Fred Voelpel)

 

BFA

(Magna cum laude)

Drake University

 

MA

 

Western Illinois University

 

MFA

 

Ohio University

 

Desmond Heeley Master Class, Banff Centre, Canada

 

Master Class in Computer Design, CSUH

 

European Scenography Centre, London


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

 

University of Utah

Full Professor

 

Florida State University

Associate Professor

 

Marquette University

Assistant Professor


ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:

 

Head of Costume Design Program, Florida State University

 

Head of Design Program, University of Utah


AWARDS and HONORS:

 

Citations in:

 

 

Who’s Who in the West, 27th edition

 

 

2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century

 

 

 

published by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England

 

 

Outstanding Young Women of America

 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors citation for

 

 

 

Outstanding Achievement in Costuming the ABC-TV mini series North and South, Book I

 

John R. Park Teacher’s Fellowship, to study in London, England

 

Member of three U.S. Delegations to Prague Quadrennial of Theatre Design

 

Best Costume Design (twice nominated), Denver Theatre Critics

 

Elected to membership in National Theatre Conference

 

Designs for Theatre, juried exhibition, Macomb, Illinois


PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS:

BOOKS:

 

The Cairo Diaries 2004-2006, NewYork (co-author)

 

Another Opening, Another Show, 2nd ed.  New York: McGraw-Hill (co-author)

 

Blueprints of Fashion.  Atglen, PA:  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

 

 

(Contributing Research Consultant)

 

Let’s Look at Theatre.  New York:  American-Heritage (author)

 

A Novel Approach to Theatre.  Baltimore:  Univ. Presses of America (co-author)

 

How to Read a Play.  Dubuque:  Kendall/Hunt (illustrator)

 

Basic Acting.  Boston:  Allyn & Bacon (illustrator)


EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

 

Broadside.  Associate Editor of the annual publication of

 

 

National Theatre Conference, 6 years


ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN JURIED JOURNALS:

 

“Janet Swenson Costumes the World,” Theatre Design & Technology

 

“ESC: The Next Generation,” Theatre Design & Technology

 

“Taking Care of Leon,” On-Stage Studies

 

“Seeing America Clearly,” Theatre Design & Technology

 

“Frantisek Zelenka,” Theatre Design & Technology

 

“A Scenofest Journal,” Theatre Design & Technology

 

“American Theatre in the 21st Century,” Broadside (co-author)

 

“Between Worlds,” Theatre Journal

 

“Of Garbage and Gold,” Theatre Design & Technology


PUBLIC LECTURES:

 

“Costuming the Wars of the Roses,” University of Colorado

 

“American Costume Design,” Central St. Martin’s School of Art & Design,

 

 

London, England

 

“Sharing Troilus & Cressida,” Shakespeare Theatre Association of America

 

“What Price War?,” Oglethorpe University

 

“European Scenography Centres,” Rollins College

 

“The Freelance Costume Designer,” Shakespeare Theatre Association of America

 

“Design in America Today”

 

 

 

Hong Kong Academy, China

 

 

 

National Institute of Theatre and Film , Bucharest, Romania

 

 

 

International Theatre Institute, Budapest, Hungary

 

“Shakespeare Re-Imagined,” University of Colorado

 

“Computers for Costumes,” United States Institute for Theatre Technology

 

“Visualizing Comedic Imagery in Shakespearean Costumes,” University of Colorado

 

“Thoroughly Modern Hedda:  A Postmodern Design,” Duke University

 

“Designing for Transplanted Shakespeare,” University of Colorado

 

“Fanning for Flirtation, the History and Use of the Fan,”

 

 

 

International Thespian Society

  “Theatre Design,” Tallahassee Community College
  “Costume Design,” Florida State University
  “Costume in the Theatre,” Florida State Thespian Society
  “Interpretive Rendering Style,” American Theatre Association

DRAMATURGY:

 

New Stages Theatre, Mississippi

'Art'

 

 

Babcock Theatre, Utah

Romeo and Juliet

 

 

New Harmony Theatre, Indiana

The Philadelphia Story

 

 

Merrimack Rep, Massachusetts

The Rainmaker

 

 

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah

63 productions over 9 seasons

 


MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS and PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

 

Architecture, Interiors, and Furniture.  I was invited to endorse this publication by

 

 

Slide Presentations Publishers, Inc.

 

The Magic Garment, by Rebecca Cunningham.  Longman Press, Inc.

 

 

I was engaged to review the manuscript of this book prior to its publication.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and ACTIVITIES:

 

National Theatre Conference (a national honorary society)

 

 

Associate Editor of Broadside

 

United Scenic Artists #829 (the national professional union)

 

United States Institute for Theatre Technology

 

 

Member of Publications Committee

 

 

Adjudicator for “Young Designer” portfolios

 

 

Costume Commission Symposium

 

ScenoFest -– London, England

 

 

Participant in European Scenography Centres

 

Shakespeare Theatre Association of America

 

 

Conference panelist

 

Utah Theatre Association

 

 

Conference presenter

 

Costume Society of America

 

 

Member of Study Tour to France


CREATIVE WORK AS A SCENOGRAPHER, COSTUMER & DESIGNER:

FILM and TELEVISION:

 

North and South

Warner Brothers/ABC-TV (Emmy Citation)

 

Honeyboy

NBC-TV Movie of the Week

 

Extreme

ABC-TV series

 

Our House

Lorimar Productions

 

Moonlighting

ABC Circle Films

 

Easy Street

ABC Circle Films

 

Training Camp

HBO

 

52 Pickup

Cannon Films

 

Square Dance

Sundown Productions


PROFESSIONAL THEATRE:

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

 

Autumn  in New York *

Falaki Theatre, Cairo, Egypt

 

 

Three Sisters

Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

 

 

Driving Miss Daisy

Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TOUR

 

 

The Wonders of Magic

Kolmar/Luth Entertainment

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE OF RESIDENT THEATRES

 

 

Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia)

Bookends (premier) *

DIR:  Tom Markus

 

 

 

Enigma Variations

DIR:  Sam Semoy

 

 

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

DIR:  Fred Chappell

 

 

Gloucester Stage Company (Boston)

Enigma Variations

DIR:  David Zoffoli

 

 

Pioneer Theatre Company (SLC)

The Crucible, Blithe Spirit

DIR:  Charles Morey

 

 

  (Resident Designer for 9 seasons)

A Tale of Two Cities, Big River,

 

 

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame,

 

 

 

Sweeney Todd, The Count of

 

 

 

Monte Cristo

 

 

 

Taming of the Shrew

DIR:  James Edmondson

 

 

 

1940s Radio Hour,

DIR:  Richard Ramos

 

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing

 

 

 

A Little Night Music

DIR:  Craig Belknap

 

 

 

Secret Garden

DIR:  Michael Montel

 

 

 

The Miser, I’m Not Rappaport

DIR:  Tom Markus

 

 

Banyan Theatre Company (Florida)

Enigma Variations

DIR:  Tom Markus

 

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Stark Mad in White Satin

DIR:  Sandy Robbins

 

 

New American Theatre (Illinois)

The Liar, The Miracle Worker,

DIR:  J. R. Sullivan

 

 

  (Resident Designer)

The Sunshine Boys, The Fantasticks,

 

 

 

Spoon River Anthology

 

 

Panama City Summer Music Theatre

Little Mary Sunshine, Grease,

DIR:  Joe Karioth

 

 

  (Resident Designer)

Once Upon a Mattress

 

 

The Guthrie Theatre

Costume Technologist

 

 

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Costume Technologist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    * Scenographer:  set and costume design


SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALS

 

California Shakespeare Festival

Othello

DIR:  Tom Markus

 

Old Globe/Young Globe (San Diego)

Macbeth

DIR:  Craig Noel

 

Georgia Shakespeare Festival

Troilus and Cressida

DIR:  Tom Markus

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Two Gentlemen of Verona

DIR:  John Dennis

 

 

 

Merry Wives of Windsor,

DIR:  Tom Markus

 

 

 

Othello, Troilus and Cressida,

 

 

 

The Merchant of Venice


UNIVERSITY THEATRE:

Marquette University, Florida State University,

 

University of Utah


EXAMPLES and/or DESCRIPTIONS OF MY DESIGNS HAVE APPEARED IN:

 

Elle International  (Asian Edition), “Linda Sarver, Costume Designer.”

 

Women’s Magazine, “Costume Designer Uses Theme From the 60s.”

 

Brockett, Oscar G.  The Essential Theatre, fifth edition, NY:  Harcourt College Publishers

 

Chase, Anthony.  “Comprehensive Creativity.”  Theatre Crafts International,

 

 

Vol. 26, Number 3

 

Salt Lake Tribune, “Costumes - Linda Sarver”.

 

Interview Magazine.  Cover Story.

 

Baker, M. L. and Bobby Ann Loper.  “Create the Edwardian Female Shape,”

 

Theatre Crafts International.

SERVICE:

INTERNATIONAL

 

World Stage Design - 2005 (March 2005) editorial work for digital and print catalogues

 

Member of U.S. Delegation to the Prague Quadrennial of Theatre Design

 

 

Institute del Teatro, Barcelona - Curriculum Consultant

 

 

International Theatre Festival, Madrid - Participant

 


NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS   

 

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

 

 

Adjudicator for Young Designer Portfolios Review

 

 

 

Publications Committee

 

 

National Theatre Conference
    Associate Editor for Broadside  
  International Thespian Society
    Adjudicator  

 

University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA)

 

 

National Representative

 


REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Utah Theatre Association

Conference Presenter

 

U/RTA

Regional Adjudicator

 

ACTF

Adjudicator

 


UNIVERSITY OF UTAH:

 

University Press Faculty Editorial Advisory Committee

  University Development Office, hosted guests of President Smith

 

in a lecture/demonstration

 

College of Fine Arts Retention-Promotion-Tenure Committee

 

College of Fine Arts Council

 

Department of Modern Dance, MFA Oral Defense Committee, Dean’s Rep

 

Department of Music, support for production of Cossi Fan Tutte

 

Department of Art, MFA Oral Defense Committee, Dean’s Rep

 

Department of Theatre

 

 

Performing Arts Design Program Curricular Revision Committee

 

 

Website Committee

 

 

BFA Design Program Committee

 

 

Head of MFA and BFA Design Program

 

 

Retention-Promotion-Tenure Committee

 

 

Guest Lecturer, Theatre 1010

 

 

Executive Committee

 

 

Marriott Library Committee

 

 

Faculty Search Committees (5 committees)

 

 

 

Lighting Design Teacher, Directing Teacher, Acting Teacher,

 

 

 

Theatre History Teacher, Stage Management Teacher

 

 

Video Library Committee

 

 

Curriculum Committee

 

 

Core Curriculum Committee

 

 

Advisor to USITT Student Chapter

 

 

Organizer, USITT Student Portfolio Exhibit


OTHER UNIVERSITIES:

 

Brigham Young University

External Faculty Review

 

 

University of Colorado

External Faculty Review

 

 

Univ. of Rhode Island Library

Contributor, Commercial Pattern Archive

 

 

Wayne State University

External Faculty reviewer

 

 

Syracuse University

Design Program Review

 

 

Tulane University

External Faculty Review

 


COMMUNITY:

 

The Waterford School, Theatre Program Consultant

 

The Rowland-Hall School, participant and contributor to charity auction

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival, participant and contributor to charity auction

 

Utah Humanities Council’s Schools Matinee Program

 

Advised Wanda Morzelewski on “Handicrafts of the Elizabethan Era”