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Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton collaborates with FIU Theatre
The Department of Theatre is thrilled to collaborate with talented playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton on a dramatized staged reading of her play The Hampton Years. The play’s world premiere was in 2012 as part of Theater J’s Locally Grown Festival, an initiative intended to highlight local stories by local playwrights. Since then, the script has […]
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FIU Theatre Faculty Designs Set for Off-Broadway Production
FIU Theatre faculty member, Jesse Dreikosen was tapped by Peggy McKowen, Associate Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), to design the set for their world premiere show Uncanny Valley, written by Thomas Gibbons and directed by Tom Dugdale.
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Rick and Margarita Tonkinson Theatre Lobby Dedication
The Tonkinsons have graciously donated $50,000 to FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), which will provide scholarships for CARTA students. In recognition of their munificence, The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre lobby has been dedicated to them.
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Rebecca Covey Coaches Special Guest Speakers for SOM’s Wind and Percussion Arts Series
At a recent FIU event, Department of Theatre faculty members Rebecca Covey and Michael Yawney had a conversation with School of Music (SOM) conductor Dr. Brenton Alston about a possible future collaboration between the two departments.
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Juanita’s Statue, The Director’s Perspective
Michael Yawney, director of the Department of Theatre’s upcoming production of Juanita’s Statue by Anne Garcia-Romero, describes the play as “a lot of lighthearted fun and a little thoughtful. This production is full of frantic chases, telenovela-like love scenes and action packed fights. Audiences will feel like they are standing in the middle of a […]
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Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton collaborates with FIU Theatre
The Department of Theatre is thrilled to collaborate with talented playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton on a dramatized staged reading of her play The Hampton Years. The play’s world premiere was in 2012 as part of Theater J’s Locally Grown Festival, an initiative intended to highlight local stories by local playwrights. Since then, the script has […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/theatre/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/10/uncanny.jpg
FIU Theatre Faculty Designs Set for Off-Broadway Production
FIU Theatre faculty member, Jesse Dreikosen was tapped by Peggy McKowen, Associate Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), to design the set for their world premiere show Uncanny Valley, written by Thomas Gibbons and directed by Tom Dugdale.
http://carta.fiu.edu/theatre/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/10/15393650855_a811c6c3df_z.jpg
Rick and Margarita Tonkinson Theatre Lobby Dedication
The Tonkinsons have graciously donated $50,000 to FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), which will provide scholarships for CARTA students. In recognition of their munificence, The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre lobby has been dedicated to them.
http://carta.fiu.edu/theatre/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/10/RebeccaCovey.jpg
Rebecca Covey Coaches Special Guest Speakers for SOM’s Wind and Percussion Arts Series
At a recent FIU event, Department of Theatre faculty members Rebecca Covey and Michael Yawney had a conversation with School of Music (SOM) conductor Dr. Brenton Alston about a possible future collaboration between the two departments.
http://carta.fiu.edu/theatre/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/10/Juanitas-postcard-front-3.jpg
Juanita’s Statue, The Director’s Perspective
Michael Yawney, director of the Department of Theatre’s upcoming production of Juanita’s Statue by Anne Garcia-Romero, describes the play as “a lot of lighthearted fun and a little thoughtful. This production is full of frantic chases, telenovela-like love scenes and action packed fights. Audiences will feel like they are standing in the middle of a […]

Tony Galaska

Tony

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TONY GALASKA | Associate Professor

Tony Galaska received his M.F.A. in lighting design from Purdue University, a B.F.A. form the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and an A.A. from the University of Wisconsin Waukesha. Prior to joining the faculty at FIU, Tony worked as a designer in NYC with companies such as Toy Box Theatre Company, The Gallery Players, Wings Theatre Company, Metropolitan Playhouse, and New Perspective Theatre Company. He also works regionally with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and The Texas Shakespeare Festival. At FIU he has designed Pericles, The Birds, Springs Awakening, and The Cook. He has received Faculty excellence awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for his lighting design of The Cook and Springs Awakening.

Tony is focused on continuing to research new methods of presentation techniques for designers and the integration of technology to the pre-planning collaborative process an the staged performance of a production.

COURSES: Lighting Design, Stage Management, Production