Theatre & Dance
Peltz, Jeffrey M.
Associate Professor of Theatre, Scenic and Lighting Design, Technical Direction
M.F.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Lighting Design
B.F.A. Sam Houston State University – Theatre Design and Technology
Classes Regularly Taught
- Stagecraft and Lighting
- Scene Design
- Advanced Stage Lighting and Sound
- Advanced Technical Theatre
- Professional Practices
- Studio Theatre
Peltz is the scenic and lighting designer for the department. When he is not teaching or designing, Jeff is supervising student designers and technical directors in their work on our productions.
Specialties and Background
Peltz joins the UCM Department of Theatre with a broad professional history that includes work on more than 140 productions. He has served as a scenic designer, lighting designer, projection designer, technical director, production/stage manager, instructor or consultant for such producing organizations as, KCPA Summerfest, Indiana University Northwest, Illinois Dance Theatre, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School, Illinois Opera Theatre, Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, Virginia School of the Arts, Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg College, Parkland College, Tarrant County College, West Virginia Public Theatre, Greystone Productions and the Granbury Opera House. Peltz has enjoyed production duties on several premier works in theatre and dance including All Under Heaven (with Valerie Harper), Good Little Girls, Ain’t Gonna’ Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round, Two Deaths, The All New 1919 Ziegfeld Follies among others. Peltz continues to maintain an active production schedule outside the University.
Peltz is particularly focused on incorporating the most current digital technologies into the theatrical design and production process. He works to combine the best of “old world craftsmanship” with the new possibilities offered by twenty-first century innovation.