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Special Appearances 2020


Professor Michael Ramsaur Stanford, CA, USA
Michael Ramsaur is a Professor of Lighting and Director of Production Emeritus at Stanford University. In addition to receiving a Fullbright grant to teach at the Taipei National University of the Arts has taught regularly at the Bavarian Theater Academy Munich, the Shanghai Theatre Academy, and has been a Guest Professor at the University of Arts Belgrade and is an Honorary Professor at the Central Academy of Drama Beijing. He has served as Chair of the Education Commission and as President of the International Association of Scenographers, Theater Architects, and Technicians (OISTAT), and is a Fellow of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), as well as a member of the United Scenic Artist Association and the International Alliance Theatrical Stage Employees. His fifty-year career in theater includes serving as a lighting designer for many theater companies internationally and locally in the San Francisco area including over 80 musical productions for Broadway by the Bay, where he was Resident Lighting Designer. Examples of his designs have been displayed at United States Institute of Theater Technology Design Expositions, the Prague Quadrennial, the Triton Museum San Jose, and Shanghai. He has been awarded Outstanding Lighting Design awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Association, Dean Goodman Award, and Drama Logue Award. His articles on lighting techniques have been published in three countries and he created a computerized software program to aid lighting designers.