Faculty Profile for Anne Catherine McMeeking

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Anne Catherine McMeeking
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
PERF 207B
phone: (512) 245-6730

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Hailing from southern California, Anne grew up in a household of artists and engineers. Throughout her professional career Anne has worked in many production positions, from scenic & lighting design to stage management, scenic painting, media design, carpentry, props and backstage crew work. Anne received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas, Austin. Some professional highlights include work with; California Shakespeare Theatre, Zach Scott Theatre, The Prague Quadrennial of Design & Space, HBO, AMC, and The Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. Her work as a designer has garnered her several awards nominations from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Awards. Additionally Anne is a member of the United States Institute for Theatrical Technology, where she has served as the Student Commissioner in Scenic Design, organized conference panels and initiated several new student chapters in various local regions. In her design work Anne investigates the intersection of live performance, mediated technology and the integration of audiences into the performative realm. Her work can be seen at www.annemcmeeking.com

Teaching Interests

Painting, Design, Color Theory and Illustration.

Research Interests

Arts Therapy, Community Arts, Veterans Affairs.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Charge Scenic Artist, Hair. September 2021 - December 2021.
    Performances:
    • Texas State University Dept of Theatre and Dance Season. Harrison, San Marcos, TX.
  • Boabab Love. Private. January 2020 - December 2021, Acrylic, UV acrylic.
  • Charge Scenic Artist, Yellow Inn. September 2021 - November 2021.
    Performances:
    • Texas State University of Theatre and Dance Season. November 2021 Main Stage, San Marcos, TX.
  • Charge Scenic Artist, El Nogalar. August 2021 - October 2021.
    Performances:
    • Dept of Theatre and Dance Season. Harrison, San Marcos, TX.
  • Charge Scenic Artist, Spring Awakening. February 2021 - May 2021.
    Performances:
    • Dept of Theatre and Dance Season. Harrison, San Marcos, TX.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Best Set Design, B. Iden Payne Awards. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professorship in Drama. 2010 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Donald M. Oenslager Endowed Scholarship. 2008 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Louis Joules Hexter Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre Art. 2008 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Norton and Milenma Brown Scholarship in Drama. 2008 - 2011

Selected Grants

  • McMeeking, Anne Catherine. Schmidt Travel Research Grant. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • McMeeking, Anne Catherine. Cohen New Works Festival Producing Grant. (Funded: 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Student Organization Faculty Co-Sponsor
Student Chapter of United States Institute for Technical Theatre
September 2020-Present
Member
Guild of Scenic Artists
2019-Present
Department Representative
Family Campaign - Fundraising
2017-Present
Member
Season Selection Committee, Department of Theatre & Dance
August 2014-Present
Member
United States Institute for Technical Theatre
2005-Present