R U S T Y    J O N E S

S C E N I C   D E S I G N E R


1982-present    Scenic designer for theatre, opera, television, industrials, concerts

1993                   United Scenic Artists [USA], local 829

                           [Note: Membership currently inactive; may be re-activated, if needed] 



Centaur Theatre | Montreal

Death and the Maiden

Clubland at the Old Vic Theatre | Chicago

Hair [the 20th anniversary production for Michael Butler, producer], original scenic concept

ComedySportz Chicago | Chicago

Complete re-design of performance space

Host Communications | Television Sports Broadcasting Network | Lexington KY

The Gene Keady Show, The Joe Tiller Show

Hudson Village Theatre | Hudson Quebec


Huntington University Theatre Company | Huntington IN

Charley's Aunt, Singin' in the Rain

Kentucky Cabinet for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection | Frankfort KY

Kentucky State Fair Convention Exhibit, Louisville KY [trade show exhibit]

Kentucky Educational Television | Public Broadcasting | Lexington KY

Hymnody of Earth

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra | Lafayette IN

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Gala Ball 2009

Learfield Communications | Television Sports Broadcasting Network | Plano TX

The Danny Hope Show, The Matt Painter Show, The Sharon Versyp Show

Light Opera Works | Evanston IL

The Chocolate Soldier

Long Center for the Performing Arts | Lafayette IN

1776, [Civic Theatre/Tippecanoe County Arts and Cultural Committee]

National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association | Washington D.C.

“Electro-Magnetic Fields” [Industrial Film]

Opera of Central Kentucky | Lexington Opera House | Lexington KY

Cosi fan Tutte, La Cenerentola, The XYZ’s of Opera [tour]

Pegasus Players | Chicago

Noises Off  [Winner: Joseph Jefferson Citation, Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design]

Purdue University | West Lafayette IN

Wait Until Dark, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2009 Purdue Christmas Show, You Can’t Take it With You, Hair, Seven Guitars, Arms and the Man, To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Shop of Horrors, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Creature, The Gut Girls, The Time of Your Life, Into the Woods

RiverPark Center | Owensboro KY

The Nutcracker [Owensboro Dance Theatre]; The Owensboro Easter Pageant

Shakespeare in the Park Festival | Lexington KY

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Crimes of the Heart, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Inherit the Wind, Othello

Singletary Center for the Arts | Lexington KY

Mel Torme in Concert; Ben Vereen in Concert

Texas Best Chevrolet Dealers | Dallas TX

Chevrolet Auto Commercial, Dallas Regional Television Market

University of Kentucky Opera Theatre | Lexington KY

River of Time [world premiere], Falstaff, Lucia di’ Lammermoor, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

University of Kentucky Theatre | UK Summer Repertory Theatre | Lexington KY

Blithe Spirit, Macbeth, Jesus Christ Superstar, Twelfth Night, Cloud Nine, The Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd, A Wrinkle in Time, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Oresteia, The American Clock, The School for Scandal, Tintypes, The 1940’s Radio Hour, The Lion in Winter, Evita, Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Skin of Our Teeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Dining Room, Harvey, As You Like It, Black Coffee, A Christmas Carol [Lexington Herald-Leader’s “Best Set Design in Lexington”, 1985], Baby with the Bathwater, Bedroom Farce, Peter Pan, A Tale of Two Cities, The Importance of Being Earnest, Talley’s Folly, Old Times, Crimes of the Heart, Rashomon, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Comedy of Errors

University of Michigan Opera Theatre | University of Michigan Musical Theatre | Ann Arbor MI

The Rake’s Progress; The Music Man

WTVQ-TV, Channel 36 [ABC Affiliate] | Lexington KY

Kentucky Derby Preview, with Kenny Rice; Weather the Storm



M.F.A., Stage Design, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 1991

M.A., Theatre, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 1984

B.S., Theatre and Speech Communication, Murray State University, Murray KY, 1979