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Theater Studies

    Torry R Bend
  • Torry R Bend

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies
  • Theater Studies
  • 109K Page Auditorium
  • Campus Box 90680
  • Phone: (919) 660-3365
  • Office Hours: W 11a-1p 109K Page
    F 11a-1p 047 BC
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Set Design
    • Puppetry
  • Research Description

    Torry Bend is a set designer and puppet artist.

    Her set designs include:
    • Circle Course, recently performed in Katmandu; Body Politic, at Echo Theater; Pygmalion at Southwest Shakespeare Co.; Stephen Wadsworth's Agamemnon at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles; and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot at Empty Space Theatre in Seattle;
    • in Portland, OR: Omnium Gatherum, The Bald Soprano/The Lesson and Brilliant Traces, for which she received a Drammy, and A Tuna Christmas at Oregon Repertory Theater; and
    • at California Institute of the Arts, she designed Hamlet, Bacchae and Woyzeck. Bend has done Production Design for the History Channel's documentary on Einstein, and designed puppets for magician Dominik Krzanowski's Mystic Travelz.

    Bend is the Artistic Director of 10foot, directing their premier production of Loser, taking the show to Prague, Minneapolis and New York at the Great Small Works Toy Theatre Festival at St. Anne's Warehouse.

    She has taught at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI and California Lutheran University in Los Angeles.
  • Education

      • MFA,
      • California Institute of the Arts,
      • 2007
  • Teaching

    • THEATRST 262S.01
      • SCENE DESIGN
      • Bryan Center 045
      • Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    • THEATRST 290-5.02
      • MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION (TOP)
      • Bryan Center 045
      • Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM