JOHN E. VESTAL
Chairman, Theatre Department
Chairman, Department of Art
Office: Fine Arts - 127
(607) 777- 2360
MA, 1970, University of Washington
BiographyJohn E. Vestal received his training from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Since that date he has been Lighting Designer for over two hundred (230) productions, Scene Designer for eighty two dramatic and musical (82) productions, Lighting Designer for twenty (24) opera productions; and continues his Theatrical Consulting with such firms as: William A. Hall Partnership, Architecture & Planning, New York, New York; and The New York State Council on the Arts, New York Landmarks Conservancy Department; publishing/academic consultant for Allyn & Bacon Publishers; and a Thesis Advisor for the Yale School of Drama.
In addition to Professor Vestal's work in the academic community, he has been guest artist for organizations such as: The Perry Street Theatre, New York, New York; Montana Repertory Theatre, Missoula, Montana, (World Premier); The Tri Cities Opera, Binghamton, New York, (twenty productions) and the world premiers of Ezra Ladderman's Galileo Galilei and Jeremiah; the European tour of Aida and Nabucco for Opera USA; Rochester Opera Association, Rochester, New York; Chattanooga Opera Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Theater en der Josefstadt, Vienna, Austria, New York State Tour; and The Ohio State University, Department of Music, Columbus, Ohio, Mozart Festival Production of The Magic Flute.