Jeffrey DeVincent

General education professor

Education

  • B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1987
  • M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Awards, recognitions and honors

Co-wrote, directed, and presented original SCAD work for the National American College Theatre; festival, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Ten Year Decoration of University Service; University Commendations and Grants; presented/directed five SCAD musical productions for Region IV KC/ACTF Festivals; Best Production 2008 Connect Savannah, Rocky Horror Show Live!; 5-year decoration of university service; Best Production 1999 Savannah Morning News, The Who's Tommy; directed three productions for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland to critical acclaim; recipient of KC/ACTF Region IV Certificate of Vision 2004; TCG Professional Affiliate Award 2003; Regional Judge Emmy Awards; founded SCAD's award-winning media and performing arts department; founded Pittsburgh's FNI Improvs (now celebrating its twentieth anniversary season)

Organizations

Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE); Alexander Technique International (ATI); Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA); Southern States Communication Association (SSCA); Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers (SSDC); Casting Society of America (CSA), associate; The Voice Foundation Member; Actors Hall of Fame Elector

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Theatre critic/contributing editor, Pittsburgh City Paper; author to over one hundred published critiques, review and preview articles

Presentations

  • "Use Doth Breed Habit..." a fundamental Alexander Technique informed stress-relief/improv seminar, Residence Life Self-improvement Program, May 2011
  • "Golden Ticket of Public Speaking ... an energy driven, purpose-based physical approach toImpromptu Speaking (aka Extemporaneous Speaking)," 'LEAD Conference, February 2011
  • "Finding Voice," seminars for Admission Personnel, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
  • "Ensemble Building," Admission Personnel Seminars, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
  • "Audience Participation Improvisation," Twenty-five all day improvisational seminars, lectures and workshops conducted with two/three hundred prospective students and their families as audience participants, Savannah College of Art and Design, Pamela Rhame, Senior VP of Admission and Communication, Savannah, Georgia
  • Regional Adjudicator and Respondent, KC/ACTF
  • "The Living Newspaper," and Residency, Scaife Family Foundation Grant, Senator John Heinz History Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • "Ensemble Methodology," faculty seminar, Scaife Family Foundation Grant, Senator John Heinz History Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • "Educating with Ensemble and The Living Newspaper," faculty seminar, Scaife Family Foundation Grant, Senator John Heinz History Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • "The Character Docent," actor/staff seminar, Scaife Family Foundation Grant, Senator John Heinz History Museum,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Directed

  • "Chicago" at the Bay Street Theater and gave a two-hour presentation for Human Resources at Gulfstream