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Josafath Reynoso
Assistant Professor, Scenic Design

Josafath Reynoso is a Mexican scenographer who has worked on over 130 productions as a freelance scenic designer. He has designed nationally for Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC), The Clarence Brown Theatre, Lab Theatre, Relix Variety Theatre, Carousel Theatre (Knoxville, TN), Lexington Children’s Theatre (Lexington, KY), Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall (Cape Girardeau, MO), among others. Internationally he has designed for Teatro del Borde (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Escena 8 (Caracas, Venezuela), KCDC (Hazafon, Israel), The Industrial Palace (Prague, Czech Rep.), Teatro Salvador Novo, Foro Lopez Mancera, El Circulo Teatral, Teatro Sergio Magaña (Mexico City, Mexico), Teatro del Estado, Teatro Doblado, Foro Luna Negra (Guanajuato, Mexico), among many others. He has presented his work at Stage|Set|Scenery in Berlin, Germany and was one of fifteen designers selected nationwide to present at the USITT Young Designer’s Forum and one in twenty nine for the National Design Portfolio Review in NYC. He has represented the US in Berlin, Germany, and Mexico in Prague, Czech Republic and Caracas, Venezuela for the 2007 Scenofest at the Prague Quadrennial, and 2006 Baruta Festival, respectively.

Grants and Fellowships

2015 Clarence Brown Career Development fund

2014 William Desmond Scholarship in Performing Arts

2013 Ralph W. Frost Memorial Scholarship (UT Knoxville)

2012 Clarence and Marian Brown Fund Fellowship (UT Knoxville)

2012 Bruce Painter and Eva Woody Seaton Fund Fellowship (UT Knoxville)

2006 Estímulos a la Creación y al Desarrollo Artístico, Guanajuato


2015 Clarence Brown Career Development Award in Design

2015 USITT Scene Design Award

2015 USITT Young Designer’s Forum Portfolio Review

2015 SETC Ready–to–Work Award for Triad Stage

2015 SETC Graduate Scenic Design Competition (honorable mention)

2014 SETC Graduate Scenic Design Competition

2014 Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Best of College Photography Contest (finalist)

2013 Nashville Awards, Scenic Design

2013 Rose Brand Scholarship Design Contest (finalist)

2013 SETC Graduate Scenic Design Competition (finalist)

2013 SETC Ready for Work Award (finalist)

2012 ITESM National Dance Festival Logo Design Contest

2012 ITSEM National Monologues Festival Logo Design Contest

2007 Prague Quadrennial Scenofest. Mexico National Pavilion Design Award


2015: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: From page to stage
Triad Stage–Greensboro, NC

2015: YD&T Winnters Presentation: The multicultural aesthetic
Masse Berlin: Stage|Set|Scenery–Berlin, Germany

2015: Threepenny Opera: From page to stage
Clarence Brown Theatre Board–Knoxville, TN

2015: A Scenic Designer's journey
Knoxville Area Urban League and Clarence Brown Theatre Board–Knoxville, TN

2014: 4000 Miles: From page to stage
Clarence Brown Theatre Board–Knoxville, TN

2011: Scenic Design in Contemporary Theatre and Cinema
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2015
Scene Design
A.B., Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral, Mexico City 2007
Contact Information
M203 Modlin Center for the Arts
(804) 289-8592
Areas of Expertise
Scene Design
Properties Design
Scene Painting