Mr. Russell's varied career includes costume and scenic design, costume and property crafts, and event design and project management. He is currently Assistant Professor and head of Scenic Design at Ohio University Division of Theater.
Mr. Russell recent design work includes The Scenic Design for Eurydice at Ohio University. At REP/PTTP Mr. Russell has designed costumes for The Importance of Being Earnest and the Set Design for Hay Fever, directed by Jack Going. The Scenic Design for Hay Fever was featured in Theater Design and Technology magazine in the summer of 2010. Also for PTTP, Mr. Russell designed Costumes for Tartuffe in 2007, for which he received a USITT Ezekiel Award for Outstanding Achievement. He also designed the Sets for Travesties and Ah Wilderness in 2002.
Mr. Russell has been the Production Designer with Enchantment Theatre Company for the past nine years where he has been responsible for the costumes, puppets and scenic designs for Scheherazade that also received a USITT Ezekiel Award for Outstanding Achievement, The Velveteen Rabbit and Pinocchio, as well as The Firebird, which toured with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland and Seattle Symphonies. All directed by Leslie Reidel.
Other Design work includes:costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream,also featured in Theater Design and Technology magazine, Julius Caesar and The Tempest at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. And costumes for Lobby Hero at the Pittsburgh Public Theater.
Other Credits include: Costume Design for Spinning Into Butter, Lobby Hero ,and The Laramie Project for Theater Works in Hartford Connecticut. Event design and project management experiences in New York City include the International Toy Fair, Little Golden Books National Read IN , Save the Children Gala, and The TISCH Gala
Mr. Russell has been a Master Props Craftsperson at The Santa Fe Opera, where he has been a staff member since 1992.
C. David Russell received his BFA at Ohio University School of Theater and his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Costume and Scenic Design from New York University TISCH School for the Arts.