The Theatre Design Institute is an outreach program of George Fox University that equips high school educators in the areas of design and technical theatre, inspires them to turn their production ideas into reality, and helps them build stronger arts education programs.


The Theatre Design Institute partners with the George Fox University School of Education and the Oregon Writing Project, and is approved by the Oregon Teachers and Standards Practices Commission (TSPC).

Past Workshops

Vectorworks for Theatre, July 8-12, 2019
QLab Show Control: Sound, Projections and Lights, July 22-26, 2019
Sound Design, June 25-19, 2018
CAD, June 26-30, 2017
Costume Design, June 27-30, 2016
Lighting Design, June 22-26, 2015
Stagecraft, June 23-27, 2014
Scenic Design, June 17-21, 2013
Scenic Art, June 18-22, 2012
Sound and Projection Design, June 20-24, 2011


Bryan BoydBryan Boyd is a theatre professor at George Fox University where he runs the design and technical theatre program. His designs for George Fox include scenery, lighting, sound, projections, and masks. Bryan has designed for several professional theaters in the northwest, including Artists Repertory Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Northwest Children’s Theater, and WWU Summer Repertory Theatre. Bryan has an MFA from the University of Portland and has received several awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, including being named one of its 2006 Celebrated Teaching Artists. His portfolio is available at bryanboyddesign.com.

Sandra KaufmanSandra Rocha Kaufman teaches costume design at George Fox University. She made her design debut in Portland Opera’s world premiere of Wuthering Heights. Design assignments with numerous theatre and opera companies include Girl of the Golden WestLohengrinA Little Night MusicRigolettoAmadeus, and the Magic Flute. During her career, she has designed costumes for more than 50 musicals. Favorites are: The MikadoTintypesBrigadoonMerry WidowHello Dolly, and Into The Woods. Sandra is also a sculptor and can be found selling her work at art shows and markets throughout the Portland area.