Rick Goetz

Theatre Technical Assistant, Lecturer of Theatre Arts

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I am very excited to be starting my sixth year at Theatre Simpson.  This year I will teach THTR121-Technical Production Skills, and design lighting for The Winter’s Tale, as well as supervise the Scene Shop for all Theatre productions.

Recent credits include The Quiet Man (Lighting Design) for the Winterset Stage,  Peer Gynt (Technical Direction and Lighting Design) and The Glass Menagerie (Scenic Design), both for Theatre Simpson.  Other Theatre Simpson credits include Betrayal (Scenic Design), and Lighting Designs for The Learned Ladies, Henry V, A Year with Frog and Toad, Push Up 1-4, and Pride and Predjudice.  Lighting Designs for Opera at Simpson have included Dido and Aneas, I pagliacci, The Mikado, and The Magic Flute. During the summer months I act as liason to Des Moines Metro Opera while they are in residence at Blank Performing Arts Center.

Prior to working with Simpson, I designed lighting for StageWest Theater Company productions The Underpants, and I am My Own Wife.  Designs for Lyric Opera of Kanss City include Madama Butterfly, Tosca, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Vanessa, La Boheme, L’italiana in Algeri, The Barber of Seville among others.

I have a B.A. from Dickinson Stage College, and graduate work at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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