McCullough, J. Douglas
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Douglas T. McCollough was born 10 June 1942 in DeKalb County, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Arts (English) from Hope College, and both his Master of Arts, Theatre Arts (Directing) and Master of Fine Arts (Stage Design) from Northwestern University. He was certified by the United Scenic Artists of America (UASS) in set design, costume design, and lighting design in 1969, and as a scenic artist in 1974; he was certified by acclaim in 1980 by the Associated Designers of Canada.
McCullough held several posts as instructor, professor, design director, and technical director at the Evanston's Children's Theatre (1967-1969), and Northwestern University (1969-1977) before moving to Canada in 1977. He was Acting Head of the Department of Drama at the University of Calgary (1981-1982), Head (1982-1983), and Associate Professor, Professor and Senior Designer (1977-2011). McCullough is currently Professor Emeritus of Drama (2012-present).
McCullough has designed sets and/costumes for over 270 shows, either at the University of Calgary, or for other productions including Stage West Theatre Calgary, Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan), the Grand Theatre and Vertigo Theatre (Calgary), the Banff Centre, Capitol Center for the Arts (New Hampshire), the Alberta Ballet, the Mayfield Theatre (Edmonton), and for several travelling exhibitions.
McCullough is one of the founding members of the Prairie Collective, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary-pure-research group in the arts. The Collective has resulted in the creation and presentation of a number of works including Resonance, River Meditation, and Search/Pause/Play.