Theatre professor and student to present at national conference
10/24/2007 -

Photo of Glenda Hensley and Leeanne Deaver
Above: Glenda Hensley and Leanne Deaver work on a costume.

The Southeast Section of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology selected a Western Carolina University faculty member and student to represent the region at the national conference to be held in Houston this spring.

Glenda Hensley, visiting assistant professor of stage and screen, was one of three faculty members selected to participate in a “Cover the Walls” exhibit with her display about the costume design for Western’s performance of “The Music Man.” Hensley designed costumes to be bold, bright, energetic and larger than life with an eye toward director Terrence Mann’s vision to be “one shade short of cartoon.”

An exhibit about costume design for “Dogwood’s Search” created by Leeanne Deaver, a junior from Canton, was selected as one of three student presentations for the national conference. Deaver said the challenge in designing costumes for “Dogwood’s Search,” an adaptation of a Cherokee legend developed as an educational production for young audiences, was to bring legendary human and animal characters on stage together.

“This is very impressive, as the student exhibition includes the work of graduate students, as well as undergraduates from across the region,” said Susan Brown-Strauss, head of the department of stage and screen.

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