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Brian Jones

Professor
Department Chair

Set Design
Light Design
Puppetry
Scholarship of Teaching


Office: Waller Hall, Room 104
E-mail: brjones@iup.edu
Phone: 724-357-2965
Office Hours: Fall 2009: TBA

Brian Jones is a professor of theater, and the resident scenery and lighting designer for the Department of Theater and Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He received an M.F.A. degree from the University of Florida in 1984 and, since then, has designed scenery and lighting for more than 150 productions across the nation. He frequently designs for The Northeast Theatre in Scranton, Pa., and the Metro Playhouse of New York City. His favorite designs have been for re-imagined classics such as Macbeth at Theatre-By-The-Grove and new plays such as Elephant Sighs at Keystone Repertory Theatre. His design for Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline received a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival.

Since 2001, Brian has expanded his artistic interests to include puppetry and masks. In the fall of 2004, he was an artist in residence with Mum Puppettheatre in Philadelphia, where he designed The Puppetmaster of Lodz. Recently Brian’s work has taken a youthful direction. He is the cofounder of Another Bloomin’ Puppet Company, writing and crafting puppet-based stories for young people. He is also the executive director of Footlight Players, a theater-for-youth day camp and teen academy in residence at IUP. Brian just completed a three-week intensive this summer in commedia dell'arte techniques with In Bocca al Lupa in Orvieto, Italy.

  • Theater and Dance Department
  • Waller Hall, Room 104
    401 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2965
  • Fax: 724-357-3885
  • Department Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.