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Faculty Profile

Sherry Harper-McCombs

Professor of Theatre (1999)

Contact Information

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

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

THDA 230 Design Princ/Pract for Stage
A study of the language, principles, elements, and tools designers use to both formulate and communicate ideas as part of the collaborative process. Students will learn the basic elements of composition for stage design and will see how these elements function in the areas of costuming, lighting, scenery, and sound. Two hours classroom and three hours laboratory per week.

THDA 500 Independent Study

THDA 550 Independent Research