Tim Stapleton

Scenic Designer

Tim Stapleton is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. A professional scenic designer for forty years, he has also worked with Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council as a liaison to Social Services, and taught theatre courses for Willamette University, Central Washington University, Lewis & Clark College, and Slippery Rock University. Some of his Portland designs include This Lime Tree Bower, Our Shoes are Red, Indiscretions, The Laramie Project, Breaking the Code, Killer Joe, The Night of the Iguana, The Quality of Life, The Miracle Worker, and A Civil War Christmas, all at Artists Rep. Recent favorites include Waiting for Godot, NWCTC, and The Turn of the Screw with Portland Shakespeare Project. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drammy Committee in 2017. Tim’s paintings have been exhibited in Huntington, West Virginia, with The Kentucky Arts Commission, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, as well as the Mina Dresden Gallery and The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His short stories, paintings, and poetry have been published by Inkwater Press, Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel Literary Journal, Mission at Tenth, and online by FOUR and TWENTY short form poetry, The Verse Marauder, and I’m From Driftwood. Tim holds an MFA in Creative Inquiry. www.twstapleton.com