Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
M.F.A., New York University Tisch School of Arts; B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Geoffrey Hall encourages students to explore, work as a team, and to consider solutions to challenges found in the scripts and theatre spaces. Hall closely collaborates with directors to envision each production’s design, based upon the theatre spaces and budgets and then draws up plans and oversees their implementation.
Hall assisted his parents, both scenic designers working for the Rochester Community Players and The Eastman School of Music. He graduated from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and has worked on Broadway, Feature Films, Regional Theatre, Off and Off Off Broadway, Industrial Theatre, Commercials, Video Training Films, and Network Television as an Art Director, Set Designer, and Production Designer. Locally, his last theatrical scenic design was for Rising Water written by Loyola faculty member John Biguenet. Also at Southern Repertory Theatre he designed The Goat, Who is Sylvia?. He has taught at and designed for Tulane University. Productions include Hedda Gabler, Working, Ubu Roi, Comedy of Errors, The News, and Green Bird. At Loyola University he designed a production of Tartuffe and for Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, and A Tribute to Lucile Chase. He also helped design the club space of Le Chat Noir featuring an original production, Ladies Night at the Lounge. Hall is a member of several professional organization, including the Association of Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals and United Scenic Artists, Local 829. He is a member of the Loyola University Senate and the College of Music and Fine Arts web development committee. Hall received an Ambie Award for Excellence in Theater in 2007 from Ambush Magazine.
Hall's personal interests include tropical fish, watercolor painting, and summers in upstate New York.