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Ted SharonTed Sharon

Ted Sharon is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York—Fredonia. He has produced and directed productions on stage and screen for numerous universities and corporate clients.

Ted's work on stage has been seen at the California Shakespeare Festival, the Miracle Theatre in Tennessee, Sight and Sound Theaters in Pennsylvania, the Boston Lyric Opera, the Chautauqua Theatre Company of New York, the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, the Yakov Smirnoff Show in Missouri, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and internationally in Taiwan R.O.C. and in mainland China.

On camera projects include work sponsored by universities, corporate clients, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ted has taught actors at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Boston University, Salem State College, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Brigham Young University.

He holds an Bachelor of Arts In Theatre Arts from Brigham Young University, a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education from Boston University College of Fine Arts, and served an internship on the voice coaching staff at the American Repertory Theatre and Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

 

Joshua JefferyJoshua Jeffery

Joshua Jeffery is the product designer for Mind Tools. He is currently attending Carnegie Mellon University, working toward his Masters of Entertainment Technology at the Entertainment Technology Center.

While attending this revolutionary program, he's had the ability to create dynamic virtual worlds, partner on international, multidisciplinary teams and utilize his foundation skills in design toward exciting, interactive entertainment experiences. He is currently working on a team with the Carnegie Science Center to develop a themed installation for the Robot Hall of Fame, which will have its grand opening in March of 2009.

Joshua earned his B.F.A. in Theatrical Design and Production from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2007 and has worked on theatrical productions across the country. He has worked as a scenic designer with Texas Repertory Theatre and Clinton Showboat Theatre as well as a scenic artist with the Tony-Award-Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. He has also served as a graphic design intern at Walt Disney World in the spring of 2007.

Joshua is fascinated by entertainment experiences as well as how guests percieve and interact with them. His studies include design for theme parks and museum installations as well as video game experiences and attraction design. Visit his online portfolio at www.joshuajeffery.com

 

Patrick Rocheleau

Patrick RocheleauPatrick Rocheleau is the Assistant Director of the Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York in Fredonia. He started his formal training at the University of Vermont in the Costume Design area where he designed for the University as well as for local community theatres. He also ventured into graphic design and advertising. He transferred to SUNY Fredonia to study scenic design and completed his undergraduate degree.

Following his work at Fisher Price as a design/soft goods developer, he returned to the theatre and attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. While attending Tisch he worked commercially in New York as a staff member of Parson-Mears Costumes building costumes for productions like Phantom of the Opera, Cats and many other productions appearing on Broadway and in national tours. His commercial costume designs include Generations, an industrial production for the Ford Motor Company, as well as designs for Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions.

Patrick polished his business expertise when he became Assistant Director of Rockefeller Arts Center. His portfolio includes Marketing, Customer and Public Relations, and Programming. Patrick has been a consultant for marketing and developmental arts organizations in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to his professional commitments, Patrick has taught Theatre Business and Administration along with Introduction to the Performing Art at SUNY Fredonia.