Professional lighting, sound, and scenic designer Shannon Zura will be joining the Ursinus College Department of Theater and Dance as Visiting Assistant Professor in Design and Technology this fall. Professor Zura was recently featured in InterAct Theatre Company’s screenside chat series. Want to get to know Shannon a little bit better and learn more about professional theatre in Philadelphia? You can catch her conversation with InterAct’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director Seth Rozin using the link provided. InterAct notes that Shannon is “one of only two designers in InterAct History to design in three areas”!
Professor Zura has taught at both Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Southern Maine where she was Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre. Shannon has been a guest designer for Ursinus College since 1998 and has provided the lights, sound, scenic, and/or projections design for over twenty Ursinus College theater productions and dance concerts. Professional credits include designs for InterAct Theatre Co., Lantern Theater Co., Azuka Theatre, Portland Stage Co., Opera Maine, Delaware Theatre Co., and Stonington Opera House Arts among others. Shannon is also an architectural lighting designer; she collaborated with Christensen Lighting on an award-winning lighting design for the Weiss Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Shannon holds an M.F.A. from Temple University.