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Dan Gray

Dan Gray

Dan Gray

Associate Professor Emeritus


Areas of Expertise

  • Director/designer collaboration
  • Properties design and construction
  • Scenic design and scene painting


  • MFA University of Massachusetts
  • BA Hamline University

Dan Gray has been a working theatre professional for more than 30 years. During that time, he has designed productions at numerous regional theaters including The George Street Playhouse, the Capital Repertory Theatre Company, Players Theatre Columbus and the Delaware Theatre Company. He also assisted scenic designer Michael Anania on projects for Broadway, The New York City Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and The Minnesota Opera. Professor Gray has received several awards for his designs including Best Scenic Design from The Columbus Dispatch on numerous occasions, and six USITT/Ohio Valley Section Peggy Ezekiel Awards for Design Excellence. His design for Ohio Sate's 1999 production of Feral Music was selected as part of the United States Exhibit for the 2003 Prague Quadrennial. Gray has designed productions for many Central Ohio companies including CATCO, BalletMet, Opera Columbus, Red Herring Theatre Company, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, The Human Race Theatre Company (Dayton), Dayton Ballet, and the Columbus Zoo. Gray retired from the department in 2022.