Indiana State Theater Professor Receives ACTF Gold Medallion Award

January 25 2006

David DelColletti, Indiana State University Theater department, was one of two Region III faculty members honored with a Gold Medallion Award, recognizing his service to Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) over the years during the recent festival at Illinois State University.

Since 1980, he has been active in KCACTF region III conducting workshops and judging. He has been involved with seven productions taken to the regional festival, one earning the honor of being performed in Washington, D.C.

In addition to serving as an associate professor at Indiana State, Del Colletti is also the resident lighting designer for the department and the producing director of ISU's professional Crossroads Repertory Theatre Company, formerly known as SummerStage.

He received his Master's degree in technical direction/lighting design from California State University-Northridge. He began his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 1975 and has been at Indiana State since 1980.

DeColletti is an active member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, where he just ended his tenure as the Commissioner of the Technical Productions Commission. He is also the Secretary/Treasurer of Local #49 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in Terre Haute.

He is recognized throughout the country as a leading expert in the use of computers for theater management, design, and technology. He works as a freelance lighting designer and travels the country giving custom computer workshops on AutoCAD for the theater. He has designed lighting at many college and professional theaters and has worked with the Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, Miss Indiana pageant, and Indiana Special Olympics opening ceremonies.

Contact: Arthur Feinsod, ISU Theater Department, (812) 237-3954 or tharthur@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

 

 

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David DelColletti, Indiana State University Theater department, was one of two Region III faculty members honored with a Gold Medallion Award, recognizing his service to Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) over the years during the recent festival at Illinois State University.

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