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Education

  • MFA: Theatre Design & Technology, Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah 2002
  • BA: Theatre Arts, BYU, Provo, Utah 1997
  • AA: Theatre Arts, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho 1994

Areas of Interest

  • Theatre Design and Technology: Lighting, Costume, Makeup, Scenery, Props, Painting etc.
  • Writing, adaptation
  • Stage Management
  • Acting: classics, film and TV performance technique

Current Projects

Performer:  The Tempest Snow Black Box Theatre

Set Designer:  Tartuffe Snow Drama Theatre

Set and Lighting Designer: First Freedom Snow Drama Theatre

Selected Past Projects

SCENIC DESIGNER- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, Over the River and Through the Woods, Steel Magnolias, Savior of the World, The Fantasticks, Our Town, Medea, A Christmas Carol, Wait Until Dark, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Rashomon, The Magic Flute, She Loves Me, Burdens of Earth, Pioneer Song, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, Waiting for Godot, The Enchanted April, The Mikado, Tartuffe (Opera)


COSTUME DESIGNER- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, The School for Scandal, Crazy for You, Children of Eden, Oedipus Rex, The Poor of New York


LIGHTING DESIGNER- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, Fiddler on the Roof, Our Town, Savior of the World, The Spitfire Grill, The House of Bernarda Alba, Wait Until Dark, Smash!, Macbeth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Doubt, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Enchanted April


DIRECTOR- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, The Fantasticks, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oklahoma!, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Abraham and Isaac/Everyman, Life is a Dream, The Mikado


STAGE MANAGER—BYU-Idaho Center Savior of the World

SET DIRECTOR- End of the Month Productions/Halestorm Entertainment, The Home Teachers (Independent Feature)


COSTUME DESIGNER- Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


RESIDENT SCENIC DESIGNER- Provo Theatre Company, Talley's Folly, All My Sons, The Good-bye Girl, Lettice and Lovage, The Fantasticks, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Deathtrap, Here's Love, The Boys Next Door, Little Shop of Horrors, etc

 


LEAD SCENIC ARTIST- Theatre 315, New York City, NY, Berlin(premiere)

 

SCENIC ARTIST- Halestorm Entertainment, The RM (Independent Feature)

SCENIC ARTIST- LDS Motion Picture Studio, Hancock County, Naaman's Porch ,The Mormon Miracle Pageant, Manti, UT, They That are Wise, etc.

SCENIC ARTIST- Hirsche Smiles Foundation Fundraising 2001.

 


 

COSTUME CRAFTS SUPERVISOR - Temple Square Visitor's Center renovation, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001.  Dyed and supervised the weaving of fabrics representing Pre-Columbian American textiles, and ancient Middle-Eastern textiles, and 19/c, American textiles.  Also handcrafted shoes, sandals and other leather accessories for the above periods to be fitted on life size foam latex mannequins.  Also helped style wigs and beards on the mannequins.

Biography

A Ricks College alumnus, Richard J. Clifford received his MFA in Theatre Design and Technology from BYU in 2002. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU-Idaho (in 2004) he worked as a free-lance designer for stage, television and film. He has appeared as an actor in dozens of stage productions, films and television episodes (imdb page). He taught as an adjunct faculty at BYU in Provo and as a full time faculty at Salt Lake Community College.

He has served as department chair since 2009