Charlie Calvert

Associate Professor

Address: Room 311, Cato Center for the Arts
Phone: 843.953.8214
Personal Website:

Charlie Calvert teaches Scene Design, Drafting, Model Making, Scene Painting, and various other design related courses. In addition to teaching, he designs regularly for the department and also mentors student designers on productions.

Charlie, a member of United Scenic Artists, has designed scenery professionally for many theatre companies in New York City and across the country, including multiple projects at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Warehouse Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center.  He also spent years working in NYC as an Assistant Scenic Designer for Allen Moyer, Paul Steinberg, Andrew Lieberman, Loy Arcenas, and Peter Dean Beck on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional, and international theatre and opera productions. 

Charlie also serves as the Vice-Chair of Design, Technology, and Management for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Region IV). He is also a member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), and the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians (OISTAT). Charlie is also a contributor to one of the most well-known stage design texts,Theatrical Design and Production by J. Michael Gillette.

Charlie's students have enjoyed successful internships at Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Past students have been accepted to MFA programs at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Purdue University, Boston University, and University of Tennessee - Knoxville.  Additionally, his students have received awards for their design work at KCACTF and SETC. Charlie’s students regularly work with him on professional productions both locally and nationally.




M.F.A. N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts

B.F.A. University of Kentucky