Professor of Theatre
Professor Kim Hartshorn received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from the Michigan Technological University in 1979 and continued his education at Michigan State University where he received his M.F.A. in Theatrical Design and Lighting in 1982.
Mr. Hartshorn taught classes as an assistant professor of theatre for West Virginia’s Concord College from 1982–1985 and then moved to Pennsylvania to teach as assistant professor of theatre for Allegheny College from 1985–1989. In the fall of 1989, he began teaching as assistant professor here at SUNY Plattsburgh and is currently teaching Theatre Design and History, along with introductory Theatre classes, as a professor.
Mr. Hartshorn’s favorite productions in which he has participated include directing SUNY Plattsburgh’s A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Crane School of Music’s Mikado, for which he designed the lighting, Pendragon Theatre Residency’s Cabaret, for which he designed both sets and lights, and SUNY Plattsburgh’s recent production of Suddenly Last Summer, which he directed.
To prospective students, Mr. Hartshorn would like to express the openness of SUNY Plattsburgh’s theatre program and the variety of opportunities to participate in the many different areas of theatre.
His personal interests include photography, boats of different kinds, and music, specifically playing his guitar.
- M.F.A. in Theatrical Design and Lighting, Michigan State University
- B.A. in Liberal Arts, Michigan Technological University
- Theatre design
- Theatre history
- Introductory theatre classes
- Director, Water by the Spoonful, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Director, A Bright Room Called Day, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Director, A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Director, Suddenly Last Summer, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Director, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Director, Bus Stop, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Designer and Director, City of Angels, SUNY Plattsburgh
- Lighting Designer, Mikado, The Crane School of Music
- Lighting and Set Designer, Cabaret, Pendragon Theatre Residency