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Paul Shortt
Scenic Designer

2926 Annwood Street
Cincinnati, OH 45206
513.378.3113 c
513.961.4442 h
26405 Valley View
Carmel, CA 93923
831.250.7019 h
Set Designs:

Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park: The Crucible, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Romeo and Juliet, Sweet Bird of Youth, Betrayal, The Price, Mass Appeal, I Love My Wife, 2x3x5, The Wizard of Oz (S/CD), Carnival!, The Glass Menagerie, The Boys Next Door, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, K-2, Little Shop of Horrors, She Stoops to Conquer, Tapestry, Equus, Les Liasions Dangereus, Treasure Island, Death and the Maiden, Songplay, Hometown Heroes, Someone to Watch Over Me, Men on the Take, Coyote on a Fence, The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Wit, The Mystery of Irma Vepp, A Little Night Music, Proof, Retreat From Moscow, Mister Roberts, Witness for the Prosecution, Of Mice and Men, Dracula, The Foreigner.

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Songplay, Mister Roberts, Witness for the Prosecution, Of Mice and Men, Dracula.

Birmingham (MI) Theatre: The NOT Mikado, The Wizard of Oz (S/CD).

Asolo Theater: My Three Angels

Martinique Theater, NYC: Dynamite Tonight!

APA-Phoenix Repertory Company; NYC, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Toronto: The Show Off, War and Peace, Exit the King, Pantaglieze (Assistant Designer).

New York City Opera: CavalleriaRusticana/Pagliacci (PBS - Emmy Award), Carmen

Opera Company of Philadelphia: Falstaff, La Traviata, Abduction from the Seraglio, L’Italiana in Algeria (PBS), The Grand Duchesse of Gerolstein, Rigoletto

Cincinnati Opera: Carmen, La Traviata, Susannah, Fidelio, South Pacific

Syracuse/Indianapolis Opera Companies: Otello

Kentucky Opera Association: Falstaff, Albert Herring

Opera Omaha: Susannah

Virginia Opera Association: The NOT Mikado

Cincinnati May Festival: The Bernstein Mass

Cincinnati Symphony: StarWars at Riverbend, Rollin’ on the River (PBS)

Cincinnati Ballet Company: Jubilee, Billy Sunday (PBS), Blue Danube


Professor Emeritus of Theater Design and Production

Resident Set Designer
Professor of Theater Design and Production
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
250+ Designs for Operas, Musicals, and Dramas

Opera Theatre Music Festival of Lucca (Italy)
Co-Founder, Resident Set Designer, and Production Coordinator

Artist-in-Residence in Theater Arts
Cornell University

Theater Design and Consulting:

Jack Rouse Associates: F-1 Race Strategy, The Ferrari Experience, Abu Dhabi; design concept for equestrian arena, Dubai.

Norwegian Caribbean Lines: SS Norway (formerly SS France) 550-seat theater design; Project Phoenix 2,000-seat theater, 600-seat cabaret designs; design concepts for disco, casino, restaurant.

Kings Productions/Taft Attractions: 1100-seat theater designs for Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Canada’s Wonderland; design concepts for Kings Island Festhaus; design concepts Cincinnati Symphony and Pops outdoor summer amphitheater.

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center rehearsal/performance space, Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium renovations, Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM-TD&P facilities (with Pei, Cobb, Freed Architects).

Office of the President, University of Cincinnati: design concept for Campus Green and Visitors Center.

Cincinnati Uptown District: design concept for Dance Hall renovation for mixed rep theater and commercial use.

City of Cincinnati: design consultation of performance stage for Fountain Square.

Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park: lobby, artistic director’s office, and Marx Theater design consultation.

The Seven Hills Schools: lower school auditorium consultation, upper school black box design concept.

Doherty School: Auditorium Stage Consulting

Cincinnati Country Day School: auditorium design concept.

Moeller High School:
performing arts complex design concept.

TASIS School, Virginia Water, England: auditorium design concept.

MFA, Yale School of Drama; BS in Design, University of Michigan

  United Scenic Artists Local 829, Dramatists Guild of America, Cincinnati Literary Club

13 USITT Peggy Ezekiel Regional Awards; USITT Regional and UC Alumni Lifetime Achievement Awards; Ohio Arts Council Award; Rieveschl Creative Award; Cincinnati Entertainment, Acclaim, and Detroit News Awards.

  2009 USITT Convention, Cincinnati: Major Model, Drawing, and Sketch Retrospective.

2007 Prague Quadrennial, United States Pavilion, Ariodante opera set design.
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