Senior Lecturer, Scene Painting
MFA, Brandeis University, Theatre Design
Diane Fargo presently teaches at Boston University and has since 2001. In 2008, she established and now mentors the Scene Painting Certificate Program at the School of Theatre. Her classes include History of Period Styles, Advanced Drawing and Scene Painting. Diane has an MFA in Theater Design from Brandeis University. 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, Tiffany and Co., IBM, Exxon, Valentinoʼs NYC, Foxwoods, Bellaggio, and Mohegan Sun casinos. Ms. Fargo has taught Set Design and Drafting at SUNY Albany, Scene Painting at Cobalt Studios. Diane is adjunct faculty at Brooklyn College and Ramapo College teaching courses in scene painting. She has acted as a consultant for paint products at Rosco Labs since 1988. Ms. Fargo was the Charge Artist at Goodspeed Musicals for 19 years. In partnership with Goodspeed she has a created a Scene Painting Intensive course now in its 5th year running. Diane has also in partnership with the Williamstown Theater Festival created a summer scene painting intensive for staff and interns. She 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 on NYC.
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