Rob Sunderman

rob sunderman black and white headshotRobert Sunderman, the Resident Scenic Designer and Associate Professor of Scenic Design and Technical Theatre, joined the ISU faculty in the fall of 2000. He received his MFA, MA and BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa.  Before coming to ISU, Robert was the Scenic Designer and Technical Director at Iowa Public Television.  Additionally, he has designed for many regional video companies throughout the Midwest.

Robert has received four Iowa Film Awards, a National Broadcasting Designers Award, and three Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Awards for Scenic Design. In 2003, he received a Kennedy Center faculty summer fellowship in Scenic Design from Region V of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.  He then attended an intensive Master Class with distinguished and nationally renowned Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Robert is also a fine artist who has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. In the fall of 2003 he was one of 300 artists from the United States to design a Christmas tree ornament for the White House Christmas tree. He has also received many other awards for his fine art.

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Classes

Shows

  • The Tempest
    4/17 – Scenic Designer
  • Cabaret
    11/16 – Scenic Designer
  • Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
    9/16 – Scenic Designer
  • The Secret Garden
    4/16 – Scenic Designer
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    2/16 – Scenic Designer
  • The Magic Flute
    11/15 – Scenic Designer
  • Les Misérables
    4/15 – Scenic Designer
  • A Christmas Carol
    12/14 – Scenic Designer
  • Crimes of the Heart
    10/14 – Scenic Designer
  • Spring Awakening
    10/14 – Scenic Designer
  • Into the Woods
    4/14 – Scenic Designer
  • Amadeus
    2/14 – Scenic Designer
  • The Seagull
    9/13 – Scenic Designer
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
    3/13 – Scenic Designer
  • The Three Musketeers
    3/13 – Scenic Designer
  • Candide
    11/12 – Scenic Designer
  • Noises Off
    9/12 – Scenic Designer
  • Rent
    4/12 – Scenic Designer
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    2/12 – Scenic Designer
  • Chekhov Short Stories
    2/12 – Scenic Designer
  • A Christmas Carol
    12/11 – Scenic Designer
  • Love’s Labor’s Lost
    11/11 – Scenic Designer
  • Kiss Me, Kate
    4/11 – Scenic Designer
  • The Miracle Worker
    2/11 – Scenic Designer
  • The Arabian Nights
    11/10 – Scenic Designer
  • Guys and Dolls
    4/10 – Scenic Designer
  • The Importance of Being  Earnest
    2/10 – Scenic Designer
  • Sweeney Todd
    11/09 – Scenic Designer
  • The Odd Couple
    9/09 – Scenic Designer
  • Gypsy
    4/09 – Scenic Designer
    Scenic Artist
  • Vinegar Tom
    5/09 – Scenic Designer
  • A Christmas Carol
    12/08 – Scenic Designer
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    4/08 – Scenic Designer
  • Quilters
    11/07 – Scenic Mentor
  • We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!
    10/07 – Scenic Design
  • Three Sisters
    10/07 – Scenic Design
  • The Music Man
    4/07 – Scenic Design
  • Arcadia
    3/07 – Scenic Design
  • The Marriage Of Figaro
    11/06 – Set Designer
  • My Fair Lady
    4/06 – Scenic Designer
  • A Christmas Carol
    12/05 – Scenic Designer
  • The Pavilion
    11/05 – Scenic Designer
  • James And The Giant Peach
    10/05 – Scenic Designer
  • The Secret Garden
    4/05 – Scenic Designer
  • Dearly Departed
    12/04 – Scenic Designer
  • True West
    12/04 – Scene Designer
  • Fiddler On The Roof
    4/04 – Scenic Designe
  • Barjche 2004
    2/04 – Lighting Design
  • Ruddigore or The Witch’s Curse
    11/03 – Scenic Designer
  • Incorruptible
    10/03 – Scenic Designer
  • Proof
    10/03 – Scenic Designer
  • Brigadoon
    4/03 – Scenic Designer
  • Stained Glass
    11/02 – Scenic Designer
  • Grease
    4/02 – Scenic Design
  • Heroes Among Us
    12/01 – Scenic Designer
  • Crimes of the Heart
    10/01 – Scenic Designer
  • Oklahoma
    4/01 – Scenic Designer
  • Noises Off
    2/01 – Scenic Designer
  • Twelfth Night
    12/00 – Scenic Design

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