Victor Shonk

Victor Shonk

Associate Professor

THEATRE

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 219

Phone: (605) 658-3494

Email: Victor.Shonk@usd.edu

Website: http://www.shonkdesigns.com

Bio:

Victor E. Shonk is a scenic designer. He has designed scenery for theatre, opera, Industrials, and television (2005 Regional Emmy Award). His work has been seen in Ohio, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, and California.


Teaching Interests:

Scenic Design, Model Building, Scenic Painting, Period Styles, Property Construction, Drafting


Research Interests:

Communication through the use of scale models, Props construction techniques, Theatrical pedagogy.


Education:

  • MFA, Scenic Design, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • Theatre/Scenic Design, Ohio University, 1996

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Certificate of Acheivment , Herc-U-Lift Inc.

Grants:

  • CFA Travel Funds Grant, USD College of Fine Arts. (2018 - 2018)
  • 1/2" Scale Pre-visulization Model Box for Media, Lighting and Scenery, United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2019)
  • CFA Travel Funds Grant, USD College of Fine Arts. (2017 - 2017)
  • Mobile Computing (MCI) Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2015 - 2015)

Publications:

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  • Shonk, Victor. Romeo and Juliet. Vol. 2017. Taipei City: World Stage Design, 2017.
  • Shonk, Victor. Shapes Game. In Projects for Teaching Scenic Design: A Compendium Volume 2, edited by Tammy Honesty, Gion DeFrancesco, and Brian Rugggaber, Asst. Editor, 31-1 & 2. Vol. 2. Syracuse, NY: The United States Institution for Theatre Technology, Inc., 2016.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nomination, University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Achievement in Scenic Design Commendation, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, 2017
  • Achievement in Scenic Design Commendation, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, 2017
  • BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Regional Award-Nomination, BroadwayWorld, 2015
  • BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Regional Award-Nomination, BroadwayWorld, 2014
  • BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Regional Award-Nomination, BroadwayWorld, 2014
  • Theatre Roundtable Award, Columbus Theatre Roundtable, 2011
  • Emmy Award, Ohio Valley Emmy Award Chapter, 2005
  • Patron Scholarship, Ohio University-Lancaster, 1992
  • Patron Scholarship, Ohio University-Lancaster, 1991
  • Patron Scholoarship, Ohio University-Lancaster, 1990
  • Portfolio Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design, 1988

Presentations:

  • Shonk, Victor. Teaching, Mentoring, and Modeling Design Presentations. Presented at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (March 14, 2018)
  • Shonk, Victor. Bamboo. Presented at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, St. Louis, MO. (March 2017)
  • Shonk, Victor. What's Your Story?. Presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Des Moines, IA.. (January 24, 2017)
  • Shonk, Victor. Shapes Game. Presented at the LAMB Recruiting Event, Sioux City, IA. (January 12, 2016)
  • Shonk, Victor. Decorate the Walls: Romeo and Juliet. Presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio. (March 18, 2015)
  • Shonk, Victor. Theodolite, a Fun Prop to Build. Presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio. (March 18, 2015)