The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
Beverly Redman, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
office Williams Theatre
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm
Mark Ridgeway is the Associate Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design for IPFW’s Department of Theatre. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Design from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Arts degree in Theatre History/Design Theory from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Drama Television and Film Performance from Oral Roberts University. Before coming to IPFW Mark served as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ridgeway has designed scenery and/or lighting for numerous productions including: Eurydice, Urinetown: The Musical, The Good Person of Szechuan, The Diviners, Two Rooms, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Wonderful Town!, A Doll’s House, Waiting for Godot, The Crucible, The Exonerated, Merrily We Roll Along, Medea, and Hay Fever. He has also designed scenery and/or lighting in Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois including productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Gint, Vinegar Tom, Baby with the Bathwater, Caucasian Chalk Circle, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Talk to the Rain…and Let Me Listen, Chalky White Substance, Can-Can, Picnic, Little Shop of Horrors, The Coronation of Poppea, Holiday, Wonderland!, and Never in My Lifetime. Directing credits include: The Real Inspector Hound, The Pot Boiler, Tape,and a staged reading of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Ridgeway has worked with The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Sharir Dance Company, University of Texas Opera Theatre, and University of Tennessee Theatre Company as a Designer or Scenic Artist.