AARON BENSON - SCENIC DESIGNER
Aaron is a Scenic Designer and whose most recent designs include Cleveland Public Theater’s American Falls, Teatro Publico de Clevleland's En el Tiempo de las Mariposas, The Beck Center’s productions of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Waiting for Godot, Dobama’s Peter and the Starcatcher, Superior Donuts and The Aliens, and Playhouse Square’s The Santaland Diaries. He also designed Cleveland State University’s productions of Miss Julie, Bus Stop, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and five others.
Prior to arriving in Northeast Ohio, Aaron was the Faculty Scenic Designer and Technical Director for Fullerton College in Fullerton, California for three years. His designs for Fullerton included Julius Caesar, Hair and Cyrano de Bergerac, as well as many others. He also worked at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in many capacities, from Assistant Scenic Designer to Technical Director, between the 2004-2009 seasons.
Aaron holds his M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
TESIA DUGAN BENSON - COSTUME DESIGNER
Tesia is a Costume Designer whose most recent designs include Grounded for Dobama, Il Matrimonio Segreto and Our Town for BWU, Rock of Ages for Cain Park.
Tesia is the Resident Costume Designer for Dobama Theater in Cleveland Heights, OH. Other credits include designs for Beck Center for the Arts, Apollo's Fire, Little Vikings Children's Theater, Near West Theater, the All City Musical produced by Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Laurel School, among others. She served Opera Cleveland as their Costume Coordinator and designed the costumes for their production of La Voix Humaine. She currently serves as a Faculty Member at Baldwin Wallace University.
Tesia holds her M.F.A. in Costume Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign