Alfred M. Sheffield

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Title: Associate Professor

Field of Study: Theatre


Office: 167 LSH

Phone: 616-331-3604

Email: sheffiea@gvsu.edu

About

Alfred Sheffield is a theatre designer supervising GVSU students' work in design and theatre technology. A graduate of Northwestern University's M.F.A. program, Alfred has worked on technical assignments at Chicago's Marriot Theatre, CBS News Chicago, and the Northwestern University Dance Festival. He has worked for fourteen years in professional summer stock and regional arts festivals, serving as scenographer and technical director at the Tibbets Summer Theatre in Coldwater, Michigan and the Carolina Civic Center in Lumberton, North Carolina. He taught and designed for such institutions as the University of Michigan's Flint campus, The University of North Carolina, and Kansas State University before joining GVSU''s theatre faculty in 1997. He continues to explore the latest advances in computer-assisted stage & lighting design technology, and to coach GVSU students interested in pursuing careers in the field.

Teaches

Introduction to Theatre, Theatre Management, and Applied Theatre Practice 

Degrees

B.F.A., Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.F.A., Northwestern University.