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Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 11111-2008

Phone: 111-111-6465

Fax: 111-111-2558

Email: [email protected]

Web: Theatre Arts Department

Jesse Dreikosen

Jesse Dreikosen

Associate Professor of Scene Design, Head of Design and Technology

Office

Shoup 221

Phone

111-111-7213

Mailing Address

Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 2008
Moscow, Idaho 11111-2008

Jesse Dreikosen is an associate professor of scene design and head of design and technology at the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department.

Jesse Dreikosen is the associate professor of scene design. He received his Master of Fine Arts in scene design from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre design from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Idaho, he was the head of design and production at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He was also the resident scene designer for three seasons at New Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida.

Recently his design for the world premiere of “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons played Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. He designs around the country at such theatres as The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Contemporary American Theater Festival, The Texas Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Mint Theater, Texas Repertory Theatre, The Red Fern Theatre, Southern Rep. Theatre Company, The Ohio Theatre, The Renaissance Theatre and The 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California.

His work has been exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.

He currently holds the position of Vice-Commissioner of Education in the Scene Design & Technologies Commission for The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). He also serves as the National Vice-Chair of Design, Technology and Management for The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). He has received numerous regional and national awards for his designs.

Dreikosen has also worked outside of theatre as a visual and marketing consultant for GAP, Inc. where he helped layout and open new GAP stores in New York, Miami and the Midwest. He was responsible for teaching the employees lighting, window displays, marketing placement and dressing mannequins. In his spare time he has painted murals for private residences, interior designed for dental offices and graphic designed an array of different materials and displays.

  • "Opening New Doors Through KCACTF & USITT." TD&T, 2016
  • “Enriched by Connection with KCACTF & USITT.” TD&T Winter 2015.
  • “Feng Shui Me: Creating An Efficient Studio Space Part Two.” Sightlines July 2014: Volume LIV Number 7.
  • “Feng Shui Me: Creating An Efficient Studio Space.” Sightlines June 2014: Volume LIV, Number 6.
  • “Social Sustainability: Temporary Shelter Design.” Published paper presented Ÿ by Jesse Dreikosen and Sarah Sherman at The Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida. January 2012.
  • “Training for the New Design Era.” Sightlines February 2011: Volume L1, Number 2.

  • "Niceties," The Contemporary American Theater Festival, 2017
  • "Wild Horses," The Contemporary American Theater Festival, 2017
  • "A Masterpiece of Comic Timing," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2017
  • "The House That Jack Built," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2016
  • "Not Medea," The Contemporary American Theater Festival, 2016
  • "Forever Plaid," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2016
  • "My Fair Lady," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2016
  • "Time Stands Still," Cinnabar Theater, 2016
  • "Silent Sky," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2016
  • "Anna In The Tropics," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2016
  • "Ain't Misbehavin," The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2016
  • "A Christmas Carol," The 6th Street Playhouse, 2015
  • “Little Mermaid,” The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Southeastern Premiere, 2015
  • “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Musical,” The 6th Street Playhouse, 2015
  • “Bonnie & Clyde,” The 6th Street Playhouse, 2015
  • “Uncanny Valley,” 59E59 Theaters, Off-Broadway Premiere, 2014
  • “The Adams Family,” The 6th Street Playhouse 2014
  • “Uncanny Valley,” The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, World Premiere, 2014
  • “The Glass Menagerie,” The 6th Street Playhouse, 2014
  • “Funny Girl,” The 6th Street Playhouse, 2014
  • “The Taming of the Shrew,” The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2014
  • “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” The 6th Street Playhouse, 2014
  • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” The 6th Street Playhouse, 2014

  • Vice-Commissioner of Education in Scene Design & Technologies Commission - The United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)
  • Vice-Chair of Design, Technology and Management - The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

  • 2015-2016 Marquee Theater Journalists Association Award for Outstanding Set Design, "A Christmas Carol," 6th Street Playhouse
  • 2015 Sonoma County Stage One Theatre Award (SOTA) for Best Scenic Design, “The Glass Menagerie,” 6th Street Playhouse
  • 2015 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award (SFBATCC) for Best Scenic Design, “The Glass Menagerie,” 6th Street Playhouse
  • 2014 Nominated for San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award (SFBATCC) for Best Scenic Design, “Red,” 6th Street Playhouse
  • 2009 The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Fellow in Design, Region IV, Florida International University

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 11111-2008

Phone: 111-111-6465

Fax: 111-111-2558

Email: [email protected]

Web: Theatre Arts Department