Stephen G. Judd is currently Head of Design and Technology and professor of scenic design at The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance. He has over 250 scenic and lighting designs to his credit in both academic and professional theatre, including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New Stage (Jackson, MS), Stage South, and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. His scenic designs in Mississippi include Art for New Stage Theatre and the Southern Miss production of TheRimers of Eldritch, a finalist in the American College Theatre Festival in April 2000.
Mr. Judd was the production manager for the Williamstown Theatre Festival's 1999 and 2000 seasons, including notable productions of Camino Real with Ethan Hawke and Blair Brown; As You Like It with Gwenyth Paltrow; and The Price, directed by James Naughton and which subsequently transferred to Broadway. Mr. Judd's work has brought him into contact with Arthur Miller, Lanford Wilson, Joanne Woodward, Nicholas Martin, Joe Montello, John Lee Beatty, and many other playwrights, directors, designers and actors of the American stage. While at Williamstown, Mr. Judd assisted Derek McClaine, Christine Jones, and Hugh Landwehr. In 2004, he did the scenic design for the Southern Miss production of Medea, directed by guest artist Paul Weidner.
He has taught at numerous institutions, including Converse College, Duke University, Alfred University, and the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Mr. Judd has three years of advanced training in painting and printmaking at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Art and Design. He has been a recipient of a National Endowment New Forms Grant for his work as an artist.
Since 2003 he has supervised Design Storm in American College Theatre Festival Region IV, working with Ming Cho Lee, often called "the Dean of American Design,” costume designer Susan Tsu (currently Head of Costume design at Carnegie Mellon University), Michael Dempsey (Director of Technical Training, Pacific Conservatory of performing Arts) and Todd Rosenthal (2008 Tony Award in Set Design for August in Osage County).
He was selected to be the National KATCF Faculty Fellow for the KCATCF 2003 National Festival. Recently he was selected to be the 2008 KCACTF Region IV Faculty Teaching Artist and is a candidate for National Teaching Artist.
Mr. Judd is an ACTF certified Respondent in Region IV.