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Michael F Ramsaur

Michael Ramsaur is a Professor of Lighting Design and Director of Production at Stanford University. He has served as Chairman of the Drama Department at Stanford University, President of The International Organization of Scenographers Theatre Architects and Technicians OISTAT, and he was recently elected a Fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology USITT. In addition to his appointment at Stanford, he is an Honorary Professor at the Central Academy of Drama Beijing, has served as a Consulting Professor at the University of Arts Belgrade, and taught regularly at the Bavarian Theatre Academy as well as at Trinity College Dublin, and Taiwan University of the Arts. He has given lectures and workshops at the Showlight Conference, ShowTech, USITT, LDI, the Nordic Technical Theater Conference, Podiumtechnologie, Themadag Netherlands, RITS Brussels, Sahne Tasarimcilari Dernegi Istanbul, Egyptian Scenographers and Theatres Technicians Center Cairo, and the Prague Quadranalle. Professor Ramsaur has had a 40-year career in theater including lighting designs across the USA and for many theater companies in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives, including Broadway by the Bay where he is the Resident Lighting Designer. He has been awarded Outstanding Lighting Design Awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Association, Dean Goodman Awards, and Drama Logue Awards. Past projects include creating and organizing the Scenofest at the Prague Quadrennial, and serving as the Managing Editor of Digital Theatre Words, a multi-lingual lexicon and dictionary of over 2,500 theatre design and technical terms in over 40 languages.

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