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Kenton Jones

Department of Theater and Dance

Kenton Jones

Resident Scenic Designer

Ferguson Ctr 212
(757) 594-8897


  • MFA in Scenic Design, University of Memphis
  • MFA in Theatre, Eastern Michigan University
  • BA in Speech and Dramatic Arts, University of Iowa


Theatre Appreciation & History
Theatre Theory/Technique
Scenic Art & Design
Theatre for Youth
Visual History
Scenic Painting techniques


Devised Theatre; Improvising Text & the World of the Play
Design theories and practices


I have spent most of my life in theatre - first as an actor, then artist/designer. Years of travel and working alongside other theatre artists have led me back to higher education. Two MFAs: first in Applied Drama & Theatre for Youth; the second in Theatre/Design, have led me to CNU where I am beginning my second year as Lecturer of Scenic Design. I also supervise the Props and Paint departments, serve as Charge Artist on most shows, and mentor student designers in realizing their visions.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Theatre - Design scenery
    "Dead Man's Cellphone". TheaterCNU. Studio Theater. Newport News, VA, USA.
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