Faculty Profile

Sherry Harper-McCombs

Professor of Theatre (1999)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2018

harpermc@dickinson.edu

Montgomery House
717.245.1624

Bio

Sherry has worked as a costume designer for several professional theatre companies including Theatre IV in Richmond, VA, Georgia Mountain Theatre and the Academy Theatre in Atlanta, GA and most recently at Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, WV. She has worked as an artisan in venues that include the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and even a brief stint on the set of the movie "Forrest Gump". Her teaching interests include costume and scenic design as well as crafts/properties and costume technology. Particular areas of interest are mask-making, fabric painting, and puppetry.

Education

  • B.A., Averett College, 1986
  • M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

THDA 130 Intro to Stage Technology
An introduction to the backstage technology of the world of theatre and dance including the areas of costuming, lighting technology, and scenic construction. Students will learn basic construction techniques in hands on production work in the department’s scenic and costume studios and will learn lighting technology while working on performances in Mathers Theatre and the Cubiculo. Two hours classroom and three hours lab per week.