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Roy Ballard

Roy Ballard

Theatre Instructor and Osborne Studio Manager

Roy C. Ballard, VAPA Technical Theatre/Scenic Design teacher and Theatreworks Technical Director, In-house Scenic Designer has worked extensively throughout New York City as a Carpenter, Technical Director and Scenic Designer. He has built and designed for Broadway, Off Broadway and way the heck Off Broadway. Roy received an Off Off Broadway Review award for his Scenic Design/Technical Direction in Caryl Churchill's The After-Dinner Joke which was written up in EntertainmentDesign magazine. Technical Direction credits in New York City include; Brides of the Moon, The Devils, Shopping and Fu*****, Mother Courage and Her Children, Bob, and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.

Since moving to Colorado Springs in 2005, Roy has built and designed shows at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Starbar Players, and Theatreworks. He has received four awards for Technical Achievement and Scenic Design by The Pikes Peak Arts Council. He currently resides at UCCS-Theatreworks. Local Scenic Design work includes; I am My Own Wife, Twelve Angry Men, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Wit, The Bacchae, Boeing Boeing, and The 39 Steps. Original productions include; A Cowboy Christmas Carol and I Am Nicola Tesla.

Roy teaches courses on design and technical theatre.  He believes in a very hands on approach to teaching and encourages his students to actively participate in student productions as well as local professional theatre.


Courses I Teach

Lower Division


Upper Division