College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
Brian J. Ruggaber

Assistant Professor

Brian J. Ruggaber
901-678-3186

Brian received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He joined the design faculty in 2013.

Ruggaber has designed over 80 drama, musical, opera, and dance productions in a wide variety of professional and academic venues across the U.S. including, but not limited to: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, New World Theatre, New Century Theatre, and Sleeveless Theatre Co.  In addition he has been a guest designer at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ohio Northern University, and The University of St. Francis.  Prior to joining the faculty of University of Memphis, Ruggaber was an Associate Professor of Scenic Design at UNC Charlotte and Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  Eighteen of his scenic designs have been nominated for awards and The Metrolina Theatre Association in N.C. recognized his design for Crimes of the Heart at UNC Charlotte for Outstanding Set Design by an academic institution.  He is an active member of USITT, and a member of the United Scenic Artists.

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