“Theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”— Oscar Wilde
Donald Robert Fox is an award-winning designer who has stage-managed, technical-directed, or designed over 200 productions. He has worked in regional theatres such as Circa 21, the Wharton Center, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Glacity Theatre Collective, Opera New Jersey, Boarshead Theatre, Williamston Theatre, the Unseam’d Shakespeare Company, the Lyric Opera of Dallas, Keystone Repertory Company, the Albuquerque Little Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Tricklock Theatre Company, and the Mosaic Youth Theatre.
In 2011, Mr. Fox designed the projections for the New York Premier of Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favor at Carnegie Hall with the Toledo Symphony. In 2010, he had the pleasure of working with the Wharton Center and Tom Izzo on Izzo Goes To Broadway. In 2009, he was nominated for a Wilde Award in Detroit, Michigan, for lighting design for his work with the Williamston Theatre. In 2008, he was named Best of Scenic Design by the San Antonio Express-News for Journey’s End. He received the 2007 Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe Award for Excellence in Scenic Design for Brigadoon, the 2005 award for Excellence in Lighting Design for As You Like It and for Excellence in Scenic Design for Far Away in San Antonio, Texas. He has received the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Best of Theatre 1999 for the Lighting Design of Our Town and The Hudsucker Proxy. He has received two Detroit Free Press Theatre Excellence Awards for Best Production: in 1995 for The Thebans for Sound Design and in 1997 for East Texas Hot Links, for Lighting Design. In 2000, Mr. Fox conceptualized the Henry Heymann Theatre for the University of Pittsburgh, which saw completion in 2001.
He has had the privilege of working with such artists as Arthur Giron, Horton Foote, Akira Matsui, Petr Matasek, Greg Ganakas, and George Faison. Mr. Fox has taught or been a guest artist with Alfred University, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Baylor University, the University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh, University of the Incarnate Word, and the University of Toledo. He is currently at Hillsdale College as the Faculty Scenic Designer and Technical Director. He holds a B.F.A. in Directing & Design from Baylor University and a M.F.A. in Design from Wayne State University. He is a member of United Scenic Artist Local 829, and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.