CCM Theatre Design and Production presents virtual student showcase

View online portfolios from the class of 2021

Students from UC College-Conservatory of Music's Theatre Design and Production share their craft with the world in their online portfolios. The Class of 2021 shared their creations during a virtual student showcase on Feb. 20 and their work can be viewed online.

In addition to finding the best way to showcase their work, students have worked to create a consistent brand of their own throughout their materials. The virtual Theatre Design and Production Student Showcase celebrated their progress and gave others the opportunity to view the culmination of the work they have crafted.

Viewers can learn more about the students and view their work on the students' professional websites. The Theatre Design and Production Student Showcase also featured a virtual meet and greet with students via WebEx and culminated with a wrap-up and awards ceremony.

View more information on the event website or learn about each student below.

Costume Design and Technology

About Blaine

Blaine Shepherd is a third year MFA Costume Design and Technology student. Throughout his education, he has developed a focus towards costume design and costume crafts. His portfolio website houses a significant portion of his work, but he would love to share more, face to face!


Lighting Design and Technology

About Nina

Nina Agelvis is a third-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Drama and Honors in Lighting Design. She has been a Lighting Designer for countless shows, including Undergraduate Director Projects, Independent Projects, Dance Theses, Dance Shows, Art Installations, Dramatic Works, Opera and Musicals.

About Hannah

Hannah Gruneisen is a BFA Lighting Design and Technology graduate from Louisville, KY. While at CCM she has worked as both a designer and electrician; she has particularly enjoyed her roles as LD for The Good Trouble Project and ALD for The Bartered Bride. Outside of CCM, she has held a variety of internships including a Design Internship at HLB Lighting Denver and an Electrics Internship at the Glimmerglass Festival.

About Maya

Maya Hughes is a lighting technician and programmer from Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is currently a junior at CCM, where she studies Lighting Design and Technology.

About Chris

Since 2014, Chris Lipstreu has been working in the lighting industry, fine-tuning his craft. Since 2016, he has been continuously designing lighting for venues of various sizes and scopes, ranging from seating capacities anywhere to 100 to 2500. He is currently attending CCM pursuing a BFA in Lighting Design and Technology.

About Christyna

Christyna Nowakowski is a Lighting Design and Technology major with an interest in being a Master Electrician and Lighting Programmer. She has worked in theatrical production in both lighting and stage management roles, as well as on some concerts and festivals as a stagehand, and loves being a part of any live event.

About Vishal

Vishal Sharma is a Lighting and Media technician and Programmer trained to handle all visual aspects of a production.

About Andrew

Andrew Stewart discovered his love of lighting design early on, with equal passions of intertwined creativity and technology. Now, with experience ranging from working in small black box theaters to 2,700 seat touring houses, Andrew has showcased his adaptive and intuitive design process emphasizing collaboration. Andrew believes open communication and empathy leads to better design experiences. This philosophy has proven successful, as he has never found a working dynamic where he has not fit in.


Stage Properties

About Ashley

Ashley Crockett-Guido has been working across the country as a theatre artisan for over 12 years. As a well-rounded props creator, with a special interest in puppetry, Ashley believes in making theater accessible for all ages.

About Myrrh

Makes good props.


Sound Design and Technology

About Zachory

A sound designer and systems engineer, Zachory Ivans has experience in live performance as well as audio-visual design and integration. He utilizes tools from both industries to tell stories in new and exciting ways. Specializing in immersive environments and interactivity, he combines the live aspects of theatre and storytelling with tried and true, reliable AV integration equipment. Currently, he is researching motion tracking for live performance and integrating that position data into a sound system for more realistic story telling.

About Haruka

Haruka Iihoshi is a fourth-year student of BFA Sound Design program. Her sound design works at CCM include Partenope and Say What You Wanna Say, a load-in-only project.


Stage Design

About Joshua

Joshua E. Gallagher has been designing imaginary places in real spaces for the past decade and has a diverse portfolio in both scale and genre.  He especially succeeds at reimagining musical spectacles for intimate venues, creating immersive storytelling experiences.

About Payton

Payton Epperson is a scenic artist and designer with a passion for storytelling. He is thankful that he has found an outlet for his passion, and he hopes you enjoy his portfolio as much as he enjoys the process.

About Karissa

Karissa Hodge is a scenic designer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and she will be relocating to Orlando, FL in early 2021 after graduation. She will receive a BFA in Scenic Design, Props, and Scenic Art from CCM.

About Seth

Seth Howard is a scenic designer with passion for both live theatre and themed entertainment design. Check out his website to see his past work and current projects.

About Sarah

Sarah Nowak is currently a fourth year undergraduate at CCM. She has worked in theatre since 2013 and has been involved in over 30 productions. Sarah's area of focus is Scenic Design, however she has worked as both a Scenic Charge Artist and a Props Master as well. Sarah currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attends university. She plans to graduate with a BFA in Scenic Design, Props and Scenic Art in May 2021. Upon graduation Sarah plans to pursue a career in Theatre and Themed Entertainment as a designer.

About Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn Reis is a fourth year student at the CCM, finishing her Bachelors degree in scenic design, scenic arts, and props. Her focus is primarily in scenic painting and scenic crafting.


Stage Mangagement

About Lucy

Lucy is a stage manager from St. Louis, MO. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, browsing Netflix, and exploring new places.  

About Madelyn

Madelyn Hawver is a stage manager from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she is currently the resident stage manager at Long Bay Theatre, and she’s so excited and ready to continue her career! She has loved working educationally at CCM, professionally at various theatres, and teaching stage management master classes.


Technical Production

About Jacob

Jacob Bober is a theatrical technician with a focus in carpentry located in the greater Cincinnati area. His life's passion has been to make quality products as a fabricator. He is a student at CCM pursuing a BFA degree in Technical Production.

About Sedona

Sedona Isch is a soon to be college graduate with a BFA in Technical Direction from CCM. Sedona started doing theater in high school and instantly fell in love. After three years of high school theater she decided to go into the industry and get a college degree in Technical Direction. Through CCM, Sedona has only improved her skills as a technician and leader. Sedona is a hard worker, dedicated technician willing to learn anything offered. Sedona has worked both professionally and educationally in this field. Outside of theater she enjoys working with two part epoxy to create a variety of things such as jewelry and art. Sedona has a strong belief in hard work and dedication to ones work.

About Justin

Justin Levine is currently a Senior graduating in May of 2021 at CCM, earning a BFA in Technical Design and Production. He has 10+ years of production experience in the Live Event industry ranging from Musical Theater, Scenic Construction, Sound Production, Lighting Design, Automation and Programming.

About Paige

Paige Rogozinski is Cincinnati based, but willing and able to relocate and travel. She received her degree in Technical Production from CCM. Paige specializes in technical direction, management and carpentry. She strives to work in a collaborative environment and is always looking for a new challenge; ready to learn something new. 

About Lynae

Lynae Smith was born and raised in Plano, Texas, and she will soon be graduating from CCM, majoring in Theatre Design and Production with an emphasis in Technical Production. She has enjoyed working in the entertainment industry since the beginning of high school. She has since worked in various positions and looks forward to new experiences.  

About Monica

Monica Walker is a Stage Technician/Carpenter with a strong focus in both stage and arena rigging. She is a current senior pursing a BFA in Theatre Design and Production at CCM. 


About CCM Theatre Design and Production

CCM’s Department of Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts with specialization in the following areas:

The Theatre Design and Production program features cutting-edge facilities and technology, with:

  • 8,500 square foot scene shop
  • 3,000 square foot costume shop
  • Wig, make-up and prosthetics studios
  • 1,500 square foot design/drafting studio
  • 800 square foot light lab
  • CAD drafting stations

Featured image at the top: CCM's production of The Bartered Bride. Photo by Mark Lyons Photography.