Denise Massman has been specializing in all aspects of theatre design for over 30 years. She harkens from Montana where she received her undergraduate degree in art from Montana State University and her MFA in Costume Design and Technology with a secondary focus in Set Design from the University of Montana. She has designed for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, The Montana Lyric Opera Company, The Montana Repertory Theatre, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Alpine Theatre Project, Motrans Dance Company, Geyserland, StageWorks Hudson, Curtain Call Theatre and Capital Repertory Theatre among others. She designs regularly for Siena College where she heads the Department of Creative Arts and teaches interdisciplinary and theatre design courses. I value arts as an integral part of a vibrant and successful in society. As a teacher I convey that love and value for the arts by guiding students to understand themselves as potential artists or supporters of the arts. I have worked my entire life in the theatre as a designer and I bring these important life lessons to experiences to the classroom.