Scenic Paint & Coating Product Manager: A graduate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City with an MFA in Design and Technology, Jenny has been a freelance scenic artist for over 30 years – working for regional theatres including Missouri Rep (now KC Rep), Arena Stage, the Guthrie and Goodspeed Opera House as well as union scene shops. Jenny is a member of United Scenic Artists 829 as well as a past member of USITT’s Board of Directors. Jenny continues to paint, which keeps her current with emerging scenic artists and helps her discover new ways of approaching paint challenges. “Bring on the goop and let’s get creative.”

Author Archives: Jenny Knott

How To Transform a Big Mistake Into A Spectacularly Sweet Backdrop

Scenic artist Donna Wymore ‘inherited’ a large (20’H x 46’W), carnation pink backdrop. However, the drop, which was painted on linen, was splotchy and inconsistent. “The backdrop had areas of linen that were solid paint and other parts that were not. This was especially apparent once the drop was lit – it was a big,…

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Introducing Supersats to South Africa

Heidi Hoffer is a scenographer, scenic designer and lighting designer for theatre, opera & musicals,  and a professor of design at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Theatre. She was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa for 13 months to research, design shows, review curricula, conduct professional workshops, and teach theatre classes. Below Heidi shares her experience…

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