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Jonathan Wentz

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Contact Jonathan Wentz
843-349-6559 jwentz@coastal.edu

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Fall 2019 Office Hours 
Mondays 1:00 - 3:00pm;
Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00pm;
Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00pm;
or by appointment(please email for an appointment)

Art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living." —John Cage, American composer

Biography 

Jonathan Wentz (Visiting Professor of Theatre Design, focused on Scenery and Costumes) has designed and painted for productions, companies and universities throughout the country, including: Adirondack Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, Theatreworks of Colorado Springs, Shadowland Stages, The Depot Theatre, Two River Theatre Company, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Mills Entertainment, Adirondack Studios (at Pandora/WDW Animal Kingdom), and the Women’s Theatre Company of NJ. Mr. Wentz holds a BFA graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology, studied scenography with Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, interned with the Metropolitan Opera Company, and earned his MFA in Drama (Design & Production) from UNC Greensboro. A native of the Finger Lakes Region of Western NY, Jonathan comes to us as a 30-year resident of the NY/NJ Metropolitan area.

Education 

M.F.A. in Drama, Design and Production, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2019;

Graduate Studies in Theatre Design and Production, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2008;

B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Rochester institute of Technology, 1989

Interesting Facts 

Proud member of IATSE USA Local 829 in the Scenic Design Category

Teaching Areas 

Scenography (Scenic Design and Costume Design), Design History/Period Styles, Scenic/Theme Painting, Properties 

Research Areas 

World Theatre Design, Ceremony and Ritual Design, Masks and Puppetry, Socially Engaged Theatre