Senior Lecturer, Scene Painting
MFA, Brandeis University, Theatre Design
Diane Fargo has taught at Boston University since 2001. In 2008, she established and now mentors the Scene Painting Certificate Program at the School of Theater. She has worked for many reputable designers on productions for such theaters as The Roundabout, Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Fordʼs Theater, Arizona Theater Company, Houston Ballet, Alabama Shakespeare, Minnesota Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Circle in the Square. She was Charge Artist on three national tours and provided interior decorative painting of the Skylight Opera Theater, Store and Window Display and Event Decor for such companies as SAP, Tiffany and Co., IBM, Exxon, Valentinoʼs NYC, Foxwoods, Bellaggio, and Mohegan Sun casinos.
Ms. Fargo has taught at SUNY Albany, Cobalt Studios, Brooklyn College and Ramapo College. She has acted as a consultant for paint products at Rosco Labs since 1988, and was the Charge Artist at Goodspeed Musicals for 19 years, where she created a Scene Painting Intensive course. She created a summer Scene Painting Intensive for staff and interns with the Williamstown Theater Festival, and has taught seminars for UNSCA Arts Intensive week. Diane has most recently acted as Scenic Designer for Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s “Report NYC” political talk show, MNN sponsored Gail Brewer Town Hall Meeting at Columbia University, and set for the MNN / El Bario Firehouse for Punta de Vista community television. Diane has continued to develop an alternate career in Interior Design and Renovation projects for numerous commercial and residential clients in NYC.