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Theatre Arts

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Christopher Gadomski, Instructor/Technical Director

Office: 2045 - Doudna Fine Arts Ctr
Phone: 219-616-9655
Spring 2018 Office Hours:

          Monday - Thursday:  11:00am - 12:00pm
Scene Shop Hours:

          Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Instructor and Scene Shop foreman Christopher Gadomski is excited to be in his sixth year at Eastern Illinois University.  A 1998 graduate of the EIU Theatre Department, Christopher brings twenty plus years of theatrical experience with him having worked across the country in a variety of venues.  Previously he has had the pleasure to work as the Technical Director for Indiana University NW, an exhibitions preparator with The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL, and as a freelance scene designer in various regional theatres.

Christopher brings expertise in scene design, carpentry and props design & construction to the EIU Theatre Department and is excited to share his love of theatre with the students.  When not working and teaching Christopher enjoys playing paintball with his NW Indiana based scenario team CASKET CO., sword fighting with his students, and spending time with his wife Lisa and three children Tristan, Olivia, and Elias.

Frequently Taught Courses

THA2140 - Introduction To Theatre
THA2211 - Stagecraft
THA33612 - Stage Props


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Eastern Illinois University, 1998

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Scene Design and Technology, West Virginia University, 2002

Professional Organizations

Society of Props Artisan Managers (S.P.A.M.)


Freelance Scene Designer

Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. The Taming of the Shrew
  2. Kiss Me Kate
Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. The Tempest
  2. Carousel
  3. Lend Me A Tenor
  4. And Then There Were None
Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. MacBeth
  2. Treasure Island
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse - Rock Island, IL
  1. Miss Abigail's Guide To Dating, Mating, & Marriage!
  2. Always A Bridesmaid
Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  2. As You Like It
Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. Julius Caesar
Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. The Winter's Tale
Midland Center For the Arts - Midland, MI
  1. The Drowsy Chaperone
Festival 56 - Princeton, IL
  1. The Comedy of Errors

Selected Publications

Contributed 2 short stories (Hot Box and The Tot & The Hammer) to the anthology LITTLE STORIES FOR THE SMALLEST ROOM
      -  Published by Knightwatch Press, 2013

Selected Conference Presentations

Illinois High School Theatre Festival 2015 - Creativity In Propping For The High School Drama Club
Illinois High School Theatre Festival 2017 - Propping For The High School Drama Club

Funding & Grants

Redden Grant recipient Fall 2013
Redden Grant recipient Spring 2016
Redden Grant recipient Fall 2017


Secretary - Coles County Arts Council (2014 - 2017)
Faculty Advisor EIU Belegarth Chapter "Realm of Endrik" (Spring 2015 - Fall 2017 when RSO went inactive)
Faculty Advisor Lunchbox Voodoo Sketch Comedy Group (Spring 2015 - Spring 2017 when RSO went inactive)
Faculty Advisor Couture Models (Fall 2016 - present)

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Contact Information

Department of Theatre Arts

2080 Doudna Fine Arts Cntr.
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3121

Box Office

(217) 581-3110

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