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Faculty Profile

Kent Barrett

Assistant Professor of Theatre Design (2015)

Contact Information

Montgomery House


KENT BARRETT is a multi-disciplinary theatrical designer and artist who has developed a wide-ranging body of work and established a national and international presence on the performance scene. Kent is a former company member with The Wooster Group, an NEA Grant recipient and an instructor at MIT. A prolific technologist, Kent's works have been seen at venues such as The Park Avenue Armory, Harlem Stage, La MaMa, Signature, The Public, The Brooklyn Lyceum, and Lincoln Center as well as internationally. In addition to his work in theater, dance and performance, Kent has also collaborated widely on independent films, art installations, and with various architectural lighting firms.


  • B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2004
  • M.F.A., University of Florida, 2013

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

THDA 130 Intro to Stage Technology
THDA 130 will be taught in a flipped format with students viewing asynchronous, online materials and tutorials, before working in-person during supervised studio times. These in-person studio sessions will be available between the hours of 8:30-4:30 M-F. Students will need to schedule approximately 4 hours, each week, of studio time in order to complete each section of the course.