Michael Ramsaur

michael ramsaur

Michael Ramsaur is a Professor of Lighting Design and Production Director at Stanford University, where he has also been the Director of the Department of Drama. In addition to Stanford he also serves as an Honorary Professor at the Central Academy of Drama, Beijing and has taught regularly at the Bavarian Theater Academy Munich and as a Guest Professor at the University of Arts Belgrade in the Interdisciplinary Program in Theater Design, at Trinity College, Dublin and at the University of Art in Taiwan. He was the President of the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians OISTAT, and has recently been elected associate of the American Institute for Theatre Technology USITT. He has given lectures and expert workshops in 19 countries. As a lighting designer, he has participated in over 200 theatre productions. Professor Ramsaur was awarded a Fulbright Grant and received numerous awards for light design. He has organized the Scenofest at the Prague Quadrennial and is the editor of digital multilingual lexicons and dictionaries of technical terms for theatre design.