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Kade Mendelowitz
Lighting Designer
PO Box 81522
Fairbanks, AK .....99708
Receiving Usibelli
Receiving the Usibelli Service award
May, 2004
Professor Mendelowitz has provided service to the university through his unflagging support of the institution as an educational and cultural resource for Alaskans. His collaborations with community organizations have enhanced the university's reputation. He has devoted his considerable talents in a variety of ways, from stage production to classroom teaching to university administration. He has enthusiastically applied his creativity to the ever-expanding frontiers of new technology, blending artistry, communication and audience participation in web-based formats and groundbreaking theater productions. Mendelowitz has been named one of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Best Teachers in 2002 and has received the 2000-2001 College of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award and a 1997 Best Production Award from the Alaska Community Theatre Festival.

Education, Awards & Accomplishments

Awards & Accomplishments

Usibelli Service Award

    2004 University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Fairbanks Best Teachers
    (one of three) - 2002 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Reader’s Choice Award.
Teaching Excellence
    2000-2001 UAF College of Liberal Arts, student-voted award.
Who's Who Among Americas Teachers
    Listed, 1998
Lighting Designer for F.L.O.T.'s (Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre) "Ain't Misbehaivin'"
    ACTfest Alaska Community Theatre Festival, 1997
    • Best Production
    • Best Director
    • "Backstage Professionalism" Award
Best Community Lighting Designer
    Kingstong Daily News Paper
    Kingston, NY


MFA - Temple University
    Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design - Emphasis on Lighting Design.
    Philadelphia, PA
BFA - S.U.N.Y. (State University of New York) New Paltz
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenography - Emphasis in Lighting Design.
    New Paltz, NY
    • Board Member / Alpha Psi Omega
    • Board Member / New Paltz Players
High School of Art & Design
    Emphasis in Theatre and Commercial Art.
    New York City, NY
    • Board Member / Student Organization.

Master Class in Stage Rigging

    Theatrix, Inc. Accredited by University of Colorado


U.S.I.T.T. United States Institute of Theatre Technology


Interactive DVD

  • 2004 "Water Stealers interactive story / entertainment.
    Live actors & computer animation are combined, then you're put in control.
    Currently under review for inclusion in the Sundance Online Film Festival
CD-ROM’s Published
  • 2003 “Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive Version 2”
    Multimedia cross-platform CD-ROM published / distributed by Crescit Software of London, Canada.
  • 2002 “SoftPlot 8 Tutorial”
    Multimedia cross-platform CD-ROM published / distributed by Crescit Software of London, Canada.
    Also available online at: http://www.alaskasbest.com/kade/tldi/softplot/
  • 2000 “Student Recruitment”
    Multimedia cross-platform CD-ROM published / distributed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Colleges of Science Engineering and Mathematics and Liberal Arts.
  • 1999 “Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive”
    Multimedia cross-platform CD-ROM published / distributed by Crescit Software of London, Canada - over 500 copies sold of version 1.
  • 1999 “Alice in Wonderland”
    Multimedia cross-platform CD-ROM for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Theatre Department
  • 1998 “Robert Crawford”
    Multimedia cross-platform CD-ROM published by ArtsVenture for the National Endowment for the Arts.
USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology)
  • 2000, March, presented a seminar on “Authoring Multimedia”
  • 1999, March, presented a seminar on “Multimedia in the Theatre, from the Classroom to the Stage”.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
  • 2002, April, “Dangerous Liaisons” color photograph
  • 2002, March, “Touch” black and white photograph
  • 1999, April 1, “Comical Kabuki” color photograph
  • 1998, October 15, “Hit or Miss” photograph
  • 1998, October 8, “'Laughter’ Director Takes Serious Career Step” article and (2) color photographs
  • 1996, February 29, “Wisdom” color photograph
Other Publications / Presentations
  • 2003, 2002, 2001, 1997-99 Season Brochure - designed, printed for the Theatre Department. Mailed to 6,500
  • 1999 Video presentation for the University of Alaska Museum expansion project. Video displayed 11/99 - 9/00
  • 1995 Video commercial series for the Fairbanks Arts Association, aired for approximately 3 months
Website Designer
  • 1996-Present, UAF Theatre Department http://www.uaf.edu/theatre
  • 2003-Present Fairbanks Symphony Organization http://www.fairbankssymphony.org
  • 2001-Present Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival http://www.fsaf.org
  • 2002, University of Alaska Press http://www.uaf.edu/uapress/
  • 2002, University of Alaska Summer Fine Arts Camp http://www.uaf.edu/music/artscamp
  • 1999, College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics http://www.uaf.edu/csem

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