Associate Professor Luke J. Sutherland, M.F.A., is a director and designer at CCRI. Luke is the faculty mentor of CCRI Theatre's Student Directed 10-Minute Play Project in collaboration with playwrights from Boston Playwrights Theatre. His CCRI directing credits include The Haberdasher, American Buffalo, BUG, Wait Until Dark and The Receptionist, which was a KCACTF Region I Invited National Selection Production to Festival 45, 2013 - Hyannis MA. He continues serving KCACTF as a Region 1 Production Respondent.
Guest Academic Scenic Design credits: Quinnipiac University; Rhode Island College; Salem State University; Slave Regina University; and the University of Rhode Island.
Professional Scenic Design credits: Boston MA - Theatre on Fire; Bridge Rep of Boston; Argos Productions; New Urban Theatre Lab; The Huntington Theatre Company Education Dept. Providence RI - The Wilbury Theatre Group. Pennsylvania - The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Bar Harbor ME - Arcadia Repertory Theatre. Luke holds memberships with IATSE Locals 52 NYC and 481 NE as a set dresser for film and television. Luke has worked in production positions from stagehand to technical director for Virginia Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Trinity Repertory Company and the Paper Mill Playhouse. Website - lukesutherland.com.
Awards: ATHE/KCACTF Region I 2016/2017 Prize for Innovative Teaching; and 2017 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Recipient.
He teaches Play Analysis for Production, Stage Craft, Theatre Graphics, Stage Lighting and Sound Production, Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Stage Direction and Diverse Voices in Contemporary Theatre.