Anthony Pellecchia

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre & Dance

Phone
(901) 678-3172
Email
pllcchia@memphis.edu
Fax
(901) 678-1350
Office
3745 Central Ave., Theatre, Room #121
Office Hours
By appointment

About Anthony Pellecchia

Anthony Pellecchia is the Assistant Professor of Theatre in the areas of lighting and sound design at The University of Memphis. A Columbus, Ohio native, Anthony received his BA from Kenyon College and his MFA from The Ohio State University. His courses include lighting, sound, portfolio, and multimedia control systems. Besides designing lights and sounds, Anthony's creative scholarship explores the fusion of composition, automation, and projections with live performance. Anthony's professional and academic work in theatre, dance, and opera, has received awards and recognition from various organizations, including the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V, USITT Ohio Valley, and USA Weekender.

Education

MFA, Design, The Ohio State University, 2009
BA, Chemistry, Kenyon College, 2001

Experience

Professional

  • The University of South Dakota; Vermillion, SD; Dept. of Theatre 2010-2015 – Assistant Professor of Theatre
  • The University of South Dakota; Vermillion, SD; Dept. of Theatre 2009-2010 – Interim Assistant Professor of Theatre
  • The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH; Dept. of Theatre 2006-2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pickerington North High School Spring 2008 – Guest Designer and Collaborator
  • Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp, New Milford, CT; Summer 2007 – Assistant Lighting Coordinator
  • Madlab, Columbus, Ohio; 2003-2006 – Resident Lighting Designer & Electrician
  • The Columbus Academy, Columbus OH; 2001-2004

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated Best Lighting Design: Next to Normal - Play or Musical, Broadway World Sioux Falls, 2014
  • Nominated Best Lighting Design: Les Miserables- Play or Musical, Broadway World Sioux Falls, 2014
  • KCACTF Region V Invited Production: God of Carnage, KCACTF, 2011
  • KCACTF Region V Production Finalist for Consideration: Woman in Black, KCACTF, 2011
  • Graduate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • USITT Ohio Valley Peggy Ezekial Award of Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Arts for Lighting Design of Trojan Women 2.0, USITT, 2008
  • Weekend Showstopper Award: Best National Production of Disney's High School Musical, USA Weekender, 2008
  • Steve R. Verba Memorial Award, The Ohio State University, 2005

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

Teaching interests: Lighting Technology and Automation, Projection Control Systems, Sound Technology, Advanced Programming, World Scenography

Publications

  • Monochromatic Color Exploration 2014
  • Submission under review for 3rd Edition: Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design: A Compendium Publication of USITT Lighting Design & Technology Commissions

Creative Research

Professional Design & Creative Scholarship:

  • Moonlight and Magnolias The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2015
  • Shrek The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2015
  • Wait Until Dark St Michaels Playhouse, Burlington, VT 2015
  • Standoff at Highway #37 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2015
  • One Acts Festival (Sound) University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2014
  • Next to Normal University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2014
  • The Best Man (Sound) The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2014
  • Spamalot The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2014
  • Betrayal Shepherd Productions, Columbus, OH 2014
  • Les Miserables University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2013
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Sioux Empire Theatre, Sioux Falls, SD 2013
  • Hound of the Baskervilles The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2013
  • The Children of Eden The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2013
  • The Empire Builders Shepherd Productions, Columbus, OH 2013
  • RENT University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2013
  • Mirror Princess University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2013
  • Silent Laughter (Sound) University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2013
  • Brigadoon University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2012
  • Medea University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2012
  • The Three Musketeers The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2012
  • Godspell The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2012
  • Annie The Vermillion Community Theatre, Vermillion, SD 2012
  • As You Like It South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Vermillion, SD 2012
  • Sweeney Todd University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2012
  • God of Carnage University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2011
  • The 39 Steps The Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, SD 2011
  • My Fair Lady The Vermillion Community Theatre, Vermillion, SD 2011
  • 25th Spelling Bee (Sound) University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2011
  • R & G are Dead University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2011
  • The Woman in Black University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2011
  • Avenue Q (Sound) University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2011
  • Twelfth Night University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2010
  • A Chorus Line University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2010
  • Peter Pan University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2009
  • One Acts Festival University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2009
  • Five Women University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2009
  • Machinal (Light & Projection) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2009
  • Godspell The Ohio State University & CAPA, Columbus, OH 2009
  • Hair (ALD) The Ohio State University & CAPA, Columbus, OH 2006
  • Suburbia Gypsy Cat Theatre Company, Columbus, OH 2008
  • Pangea (ALD, Programmer) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2008
  • Much Ado...(Programmer) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2008
  • Trojan Women 2.0 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2007
  • Disney's High School Musical Pickerington North High School, Pickerington, OH 2007
  • The Beyonder The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2007
  • The Three Bully Goats Griff The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2007
  • A Bright Room..(Programmer) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2006
  • Pale Idiot Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2006
  • Grand Guignol 2005 Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2005
  • Create Your Fate Theatre Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2005 Existentialism The Ride Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2005
  • Tales Told Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2004
  • The Grand Guignol 2003 Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2003
  • Too Much Theatre Madlab Theatre, Columbus, OH 2002


Secondary Scholarship and Presentations:

  • USITT National Convention, Cincinnati, OH. 2015
  • USITT Education Commission Poster: Image Soundscape
  • USITT Lighting Commission Poster: Monochromatic Color Exploration
  • Image Soundscape Workshop, KCACTF Region V, Bloomington, MN. 2015
  • Blood Work 2014
  • National Hemophilia Conference gallery show of art and work by individuals affected by bleeding disorders. Lighting design productions photos from two productions (Three Musketeers & Godspell) accepted for National Gallery show in Washington DC for week in September.
  • Design Approach to: The Best Man, The Black Hills Playhouse 2014
  • Design Approach to: Spamalot, The Black Hills Playhouse 2014
  • USITT National Convention, Dallas, TX. 2014
  • Panel Member: Portfolio, Resume and Cover Letter Feedback for Early Career
  • Theatre Career Expo, Omaha Community Playhouse 2013
  • Design Approach: The Three Musketeers, The Black Hills Playhouse 2013
  • Lighting Design: God of Carnage, KCACTF Region V, Ames, IA. 2012
  • Scenography as Performance Exploration toward Improving Pedagogy 2011-2013
  • ACS SciPub: Chemistry in the Arts, Sioux Falls, SD. 2010
  • KCACTF Region V, Kansas City, MO. 2010
  • Co-coordinator Thayer Lighting Intensive
  • Dismantling Machinal Symposium, Columbus, OH. 2009
  • IESNA Lighting Exploration of Pangea, Columbus, OH. 2008
  • OSU Department of Theatre Moving Lights Webpage Redesign 2008
  • The Phoenix Project, Prague, Czech Republic. 2007
  • A collaborative Scenofest interactive installation between DAMU, VCA, and The Ohio State University. Project leader and coordinator for Ohio State student project representatives.

Grants

A Center for Teaching and Learning Grant

  • QLab Audio and Video Live Environment Software (Fully Funded) 2015
  • Professional Development and Industry Expectations Grant (Fully Funded) 2015
  • Advanced Wireless Lighting Control Equipment (Fully Funded) 2013
  • Advanced Projection Playback Technology (Fully Funded) 2012
  • Digital Recording Studio for the Performing Arts (Fully Funded) 2011
  • Advanced Visualization Software for the Performing Arts (Fully Funded) 2010
  • IdeaFest, University of South Dakota & Graduate School 2014
  • Faculty sponsor for graduate student equipment grant (Fully Funded)

New Faculty Development Grant 2010

  • The Exploration of Scenography as Performance within The University of South Dakota Theatre Department Design Aesthetic ($7,000; Fully Funded)

Innovation Proposals

  • Digital Sound Technology Innovation ($25,000; Fully Funded) 2013
  • Integrating Computer based input Technology ($9,000; Fully Funded) 2012
  • Upgrading Theatre Lighting Control System ($37,000; Fully Funded) 2010