Resume

John H. Landon

 

Education

Masters of Fine Arts, Trinity University, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX 1984
Focus:Design / Technical  
Thesis:Designing For The Theatrical Stage Using Creative Play  
Awarded“Walden Scholarship” 1982, 1983  
    
Bachelor of Arts, Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX 1980
Major:Theatre  
Minor:Business Management  
Awarded“Outstanding Technical Achievement”, 1977, 1978  
Awarded“Artist of Dionysus”, 1979  
        
Associate of Arts, Hannibal LaGrange Jr. College, Hannibal, MO 1976
Major:Business Management  
 

Academic Experience

West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX 1993-present
 Promoted to Professor2004  
  Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor1999    
  Hired a Assistant Professor1993  
          
Responsible for teaching the following courses at WTAMU  
Stagecraft I
Fine Arts 101
Introduction to Theatre – Online
Stagecraft II – hand drafting & Vectorworks
Stage Management
Theatre Practicum Workshop
          
Tarrant County Junior College-Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, TX  1986-1993
 Designer, Technical Director, Instructor   
          
Responsible for teaching the following courses at WTAMU  
StagecraftTheatre Appreciation 

Academic Recognitions

The Kennedy Center – American College Theatre Festival 2010
 National Award for Excellence in Technical Production for “The Doll’s House”  
    
West Texas A&M University, Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts & Humanities 2010-2011
 Outstanding Contributions in Professional Service  
    
The Kennedy Center – American College Theatre Festival 2009
 National Award for Excellence in Technical Production for “The Rabbit Hole”  
    
West Texas A&M University, Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts & Humanities 2008-2009
 Outstanding Contributions in Professional Service  
    
The Kennedy Center – American College Theatre Festival, Region VI 2009
 Best Load-In & Load-Out Award  
    
West Texas A&M University 2008
 Faculty Development Grant  
    
The Kennedy Center – American College Theatre Festival, Region VI 2005
 Excellence in Load-In Award, Honorable Mention  
    
Texas Eduational Theatre Association, College/University Educator of the Year 2005
    
West Texas A&M University 1999-2000
 Teaching Excellence Award  
    
The Kennedy Center – American College Theatre Festival, Region VI 1996
    

Publications

Landon, J. H., (2007). Moving the Marfa Lights, Stage Directions

Theatre Production Experience

West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX 1993-present
 Technical Director, Designer, Instructor  
Responsible for the execution of scenery, props, lighting, and sound for all main stage theatre productions in the Branding Iron Theatre and Happy State Bank Theatre. Scheduling production budgets, calendars, and workforce. Maintain the safe learning environments in the Scene Shop. Supervise student stage managers,
production assistants, and theatre staff.

 

Courses taught: Stagecraft I Introduction to Theatre – Online
   Stage Management Stagecraft II – hand drafting & Vectorworks
      

Served as Technical Director for the following plays, musicals, dance concerts or operas:

  • Brooklyn the Musical (Scenic Designer)
    The Crucible
    House & Garden
    Chicago

  • The Fantasticks
    Hamlet
    Big Love – Scenic Designer
    Jane Eyre

  • The 39 Steps
    33 Variations – ACTF
    The Drowsy Chaperone
    You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    (Un)Lucky In Love

  • Shakespeare In Hollywood
    Into the Woods
    The Government Inspector
    The Tragedy of Macbeth
    A Night of Broadway Musical Theatre Revue

  • The Elephant Man
    Iphigenia 2.0 – ACTF
    Almost, Maine
    Anatomy of Gray
    Legally Blonde the Musical

  • The Children’s Hour
    Fool for Love
    Urinetown
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Our Country’s Good

  • A Doll’s House – ACTF
    Tartuffe
    The Secret Garden
    Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
    By the Bog of Cats

  • Fiddler of the Roof
    Sight Unseen
    Twelfth Night
    The Resistible Rise of Aturo Ui

  • Rabbit Hole – ACTF
    Proof
    Laughter on the 23rd Floor
    Beauty and the Beast
    The Madness of George III

  • The Cocktail Hour
    Cabaret
    Julius Caesar
    Tape
    Unexpected Tenderness

  • Marfa Lights – World Premier – ACTF
    Lend Me a Tenor
    Nunsense
    The Marriage of Bette & Boo

  • Gypsy – Scenic Designer
    Art
    Black Snow
    Echoes
    The Skin of Our Teeth
    The Maiden’s Prayer

  • The Old Boy – ACTF
    The Hypochondriac
    The Two Gentlemen of Verona
    A Farwell Salute to the Branding Iron Theatre

  • On The Verge
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Schoolhouse Rock Live!
    Six Characters In Search of an Author

  • A Clearing In The Woods – ACTF
    The Laramie Project
    The Life of Henry the Fifth – Lighting Designer
    A Different Moon
    Company

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Prelude to a Kiss
    She Love Me
    The Trojan Women

  • The Birthday Party – ACTF
    Our Town
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Godspell

  • Successful Strategies
    American Story – Scenic Designer
    The Desk Set
    Getting Out – ACTF