Faculty Profile for Anne Catherine McMeeking

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Anne Catherine McMeeking
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
PERF 207B
phone: (512) 245-6730

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Hailing from southern California, Anne grew up in a household of artists and engineers. Anne has spent over ten years working in theatre and performing arts, being drawn into the field as a teenager from a fine arts background. Throughout her professional career Anne has worked in many production positions, from scenic & lighting design to stage management, scenic painting, media design, carpentry, props and backstage crew work. Anne received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas, Austin. Some professional highlights include work with; California Shakespeare Theatre, Zach Scott Theatre, The Prague Quadrennial of Design & Space, Ensemble Theatre, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, and Penfold Theatre. Her work as a designer has garnered her several awards nominations from the Austin Critics Table and B. Iden Payne Awards. Additionally Anne is a member of the United States Institute for Theatrical Technology, where she has served as the Student Commissioner in Scenic Design, organized conference panels and initiated several new student chapters in various local regions. In her design work Anne investigates the intersection of live performance, mediated technology and the integration of audiences into the performative realm; in fine arts work, Anne is currently focused on silk painting and figurative charcoal drawing. Passionate about theatre making, drawing, painting and teaching; Anne is grateful to be part of the Design & Production team at Texas State. Her work can be seen at www.annemcmeeking.com

In my work I strive to offer all that I possess; integrity, curiosity, insight, artistry, playfulness, and a willingness to risk leaving behind what is safe in order to achieve the ineffable.

Research Interests

Arts Therapy, Community Arts, Veterans Affairs.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Charge Scenic Artist, Snoopy. 2017.
    Performances:
    • Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance. Harrison Theatre.
  • Charge Scenic Artist, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. 2017.
    Performances:
    • Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance. Mainstage.
  • Scenic Paint Supervisor, Intimate Apparel. 2017.
    Performances:
    • Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance. Harrison Theatre.
  • Charge Scenic Artist, The Drowsy Chaperone. 2017.
    Performances:
    • University of Texas Austin, Department of Theatre & Dance.
  • Charge Scenic Artist, A Chorus Line. 2017.
    Performances:
    • Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance. Harrison Theatre.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professorship in Drama. 2010 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Donald M. Oenslager Endowed Scholarship. 2008 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Louis Joules Hexter Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre Art. 2008 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Norton and Milenma Brown Scholarship in Drama. 2008 - 2011
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Set Design-Fight, Austin Critic’s Table. 2010

Selected Grants

  • McMeeking, Anne Catherine. Schmidt Travel Research Grant. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • McMeeking, Anne Catherine. Cohen New Works Festival Producing Grant. (Funded: 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Season Selection Committee, Department of Theatre & Dance
August 2014-Present
Department Representative
Family Campaign - Fundraising
2017-2017
Volunteer
Habitat For Humanity of Santa Barbara, Construction
2013