Poor little Dennis
had to learn to use a hammer and a screw driver, a clench plate and stage braces.
Author: Dennis Maulden
DENNIS C. MAULDEN, Resident Scenic Designer & Apprentice Administrator, began his association with Flat Rock Playhouse as an apprentice in 1967 and continued in the subsequent 11 years to become Equity Stage Manger and Scenic Artist and has been the Resident Scenic Designer since 1985.
In 2000 he became a full-time staff member.
In addition to designs at the Playhouse
enjoys portraiture and multimedia collages.
career as a scene designer, Maulden
has designed standard and classical repertory works, experimental projects, new plays, operas, and musicals in regional and university theatres as well as in New York.
After receiving his BA degree in English/Education with a Minor in Theatre from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1970, he taught at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina for a number of years until launching his professional theatre career full-time.
He then received his MFA degree from UNC-Greensboro in 1977 and is a member of United Scenic Artists, New York Local #829.
As part of his teaching career, he has served as Head of Design Programs at University of Florida (1979-1983 and 1986-1988) and University of South Carolina (1988-1999) where he also served as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance.
received the Mortarboard Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina
He has led the Playhouse in its development of residential technical, teaching, and administrative internships for university students and graduates.
years as Scenic Designer at FRP
is thankful to have contributed to the physical and aesthetic growth of the Playhouse grounds, to the artistic production quality, and to the development of strong educational programs.
feels particularly blessed to be a part of the Playhouse family.