• BTWHSPVA M.T. D'Avignon
    Theatre • Teacher

      

     Mary Therese D’Avignon

    9735 Larga,Dallas, TX 75220
    214-931-9293
    mtdavignon@gmail.com

     

    ED   EDUCATION

     

     

    MFA in theatre design

    Brandeis University, awarded ’80 

    cum laude

    MA in directing

    University of Louisville , awarded’77

    summa cum laude

    BA in Theatre/Graphic Arts

    University of Dallas , awarded ’75

    magna cum laude

    Designer Portfolio Review

    League Show, honored ’80

     

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    ’86 – ‘12

    Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Dallas , TX .  

    Intro to Tech, Costume & Set Design (all levels), Make-up, Scene-painting,

    Properties, Costume Construction (all levels), Mask-making

    ’84 – ‘86

    Northlake Jr. College, Irving , TX .   Continuing Education

    Beginning Acting and Auditioning, Mask-making

    ’80 – ‘83

    Virginia Tech, Blacksbur, VA .  Assistant Professor

    Intro to Theatre, Scene-painting I & II, Costume I

    ’79 – ‘80

    Cambridge High School of Weston, Weston , MA .  Set & Light Design

     

    OPERA IN THE OZARKS

    Inspiration Point Summer Opera,  Eureka Springs , AR.      Costume Designer (‘89” – ’92)

    Madame Butterfly, Carmen, La Boheme, The Medium, The Old Maid and the Thief, Merry Widow, I Pagliacci, La Cenerentola, The Crucible, Signor DeLuso, The Marriage of Figaro, Pirates of Penzance, Turn of the Screw, Hansel and Gretel, Dialogue of the Carmelites.        

     

    STAGEDOOR MANOR

    Performing Arts Camp   Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.     Costume Shop Head (’93 – ’97)

    A Little Night Music, Red, Hot and Cole, Little Women, Moby Dick, the musical, Bye, Bye Birdie, Children of Eve, Little Shop of Horrors, Cry Havoc, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pippin, Hair, Quilters, Our Town, Sondheim Review, Dark of the Moon, Oliver, Perfectly Frank, Bingo.

     

    THEATRE/DANCE COSTUME DESIGNS

    Dallas Theatre Center

    Beauty and the Beast 

    Theatre Three

    A Little Night Music, Arms and the Man, Charlotte Sweet

    El Centro Ballet

    Courtin’, Fleur de Lis

    New Arts Theatre

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff

    Virginia Tech

    My Sister in This House, Good Woman of Setzuan,

    A Streetcar Named Desire, The Deluge, Wiley and the Hairy Man

    School Shows

    Women of Trachis, Ion, She Stoops to Conquer, The Deluge,

    Merry Wives of Windsor, R.U.R., Trojan Women

     

    THEATRE/DANCE SET DESIGNS

    Greenville Avenue Theatre

    Win/Lose/Draw

    Garland Civic Theatre

    Children of a Lesser God

    Virginia Tech

    Step on a Crack, Wiley and the Hairy Man

    Fulton Opera House

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

    School Shows

    *Endgame at Kiryat Gat, *Naim, Three Penny Opera, Schweyck in the Second

    World War, A Thin Thread, Lovers, Measure for Measure, You Can’t Take it

    With You, Scapino, Lucky Stiff.

     

    DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATRE

    Costumes

    Sets

    *Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (’02 & ‘08)

    *If You Give a Pig a Party

    Miracle Worker

    A Midnight Cry

    *Coyote Tales (’03 & ’05)

    *If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (’95 & ’04 &12)

    The Island of the Skog

    *The Three Sillies

    *Miss Nelson is Missing

    A Glory Over Everything

    The Emperor’s New Clothes

    The Boy Who Drew Cats

    The Rememberer

    A Woman Called Truth

    The Prince and the Pauper

    Kringle’s Window

    Ramona Quimby

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Come Into the Light

    Maggie Magalita

    Charlotte ’s Web

    Ananse the Spider Man
    Snow White

    *Ghosts of Japan

    *Dragon

            Russian director, Yuli Gussman

    The Snow Queen

    Babar

    Cinderella/Everybody Needs a Fairy Godmother

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    *Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

    Tom Sawyer

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Wild Things

    A Wind in the Door

    Treasure Island

    Sleeping Beauty

    *Deadly Weapons

    *The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs

    *The Yellow Boat

    Little Women

    Beauty and the Beast (‘92 & ‘95)

    The Secret Garden (‘88  & ‘94)

    The Curse of Castle Mongrew (’91 & “10)

    *Fiesta Mexicana

    Anne of Green Gables

    A Tale of Twelfth Night

    Jungalbook

    Dracula (‘91 & ‘99)

    Sisters

    Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    Babar

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    *The Woods at Bear Bottom Creek

              Director, Paul Baker

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (multiple times)

    *Kegger

    *Doors

    Peter Pan

    A Wind in the Door

    Wizard of Oz

    A Wrinkle in Time

     

     

    LIGHTING DESIGN

    A Flea in Her Ear, The Price, Sylvia Plath, The Tempest

     

    DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

    Trojan Women, A Delicate Balance, The Robber Bridegroom, Playboy of the Western World, From Morn to Midnight, Ondine, *Down the Rabbit Hole, *Saint Nick, *Gale,* As Es la Vida, *Genesis, *Laburnum.

     

    SCENIC PAINTING

    Holiday-in-the-Park, Six Flags Over Texas

    Speelunker Cave Drops

    The Plaza Theatre, chargeman

    Crimes of the Heart, Palace of Amateurs

    Summerfare, ’82, Head Scenic Artist

    *The Queen and the Rebels, Female Parts, Missa Brevis, Cry of Clytemnestra

    Fulton Opera House, ’81, Head Scenic Artist

    Kiss Me Kate, Charley’s Aunt, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Louisville Ballet, ’76,  journeyman

    Coppelia

    Guthrie Theatre, intern

    Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, A Doll’s House