Czerton Lim

Czerton Lim

Czerton Lim

Associate Professor

RAC 251

716-673-3436

M.F.A., University of Washington's School of Drama

Czerton Lim Design

Czerton Lim teaches Scene Design and other related topics for the Department of Theatre and Dance. He received his Bachelor of Arts as a double major (cum laude) in Theatre and Biology at the College of William and Mary and his Masters of Fine Arts in Scenic Design at University of Washington's School of Drama. Prior to his move to Fredonia, he was a freelance designer working mostly in NYC but has also had his work seen in Richmond, VA, Flint, MI, St. Paul, MN, Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC and as far as Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He previously taught as an adjunct instructor while serving as a guest designer at Montclair State University. In between all of that, with nothing more than two backpacks, he joined his wife, Jessica, the recipient of the Bonderman Travel Fellowship, on an eight-month trip around the world (https://trailingphineasfogg.blogspot.com). Mr. Lim is the recipient of the Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship (now the 2050 Fellowship) from New York Theatre Workshop, The Marvin Simms Design Fellowship from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Summer Intensive Program, and the Gene Chesley Design Assistant Award from the Utah Shakespeare Festival. His design work can be seen at www.czlimdesign.com. He is originally from the Philippines.

Teaching Interests

Scene Design I, II & III, Script Analysis (The Dramatic Imagination), Rendering I, Scene Painting I & II, History of Architecture Art & Decor, Properties for the Stage

Research Interests

Professional Freelance Set Designer - The Rev Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, Hangar Theatre Company, Theater Emory, Flint Repertory Theatre, Spooky Action Theater, Storm Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, National Asian-American Theatre Company, Theater Mitu/NYU-Abu Dhabi, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Blue Heron Theatre, Stone Soup Theater Arts, Abron Arts Center, Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Essential Theatre, Theatre IV/Theatre Gym, Flat Rock Playhouse

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Award for Best Set Design of a Musical (ELF THE MUSICAL, Syracuse Stage), Family Times/Syracuse New Times (2019).
  • Nominated twice for the 2019 Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Award for Best Set Design of a Musical (ELF THE MUSICAL, Syracuse Stage & MURDER FOR TWO, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Family Times/Syracuse New Times (2019).
  • Nominated twice for the 2017 Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards for Best Set Design of a Musical (PARADE and GHOST THE MUSICAL, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Syracuse New Times (2017).
  • Nominated for Exemplary Faculty Service in International Studies - Global Initiative Award 2017, Office of International Education (2017).
  • Nominated for the 2016 Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards for Best Set Design of a Musical (CRAZY FOR YOU, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), Syracuse New Times (2016).
  • Nominated for the 2015 Wilde Awards for Best Design - Sets (DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Flint Youth Theatre), Encore Michigan (2015).

Professional Memberships

  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
  • United Scenic Artist Local USA 829 IATSE

Media Contributions

  • The Wall Street Journal - "Talley's Folly Review: A Touching Two-Actor Triumph" (2020).
  • Family Times/Syracuse New Times - "SALT Award Winners Named" (2019).
  • Syracuse New Times - "Nominees for 2019 SALT Awards Revealed" (2019).
  • Daily Orange - "Christmas Comedy Elf the Musical is playing at Syracuse Stage" (2018).
  • Post Journal - "Area College Unsure How Refugee Ban Will Impact Enrollment" (2017).
  • Syracuse New Times - "SALT Honors Up For Grabs" (2016).

Performances/Exhibits

  • Matilda the Musical. Syracuse Stage, (2021).
  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - COVID-19 Cancellation*. Syracuse Stage, (2020).
  • Les Blancs. Theater Emory, (2020).
  • Talley's Folly. Syracuse Stage, (2020).
  • Rocky the Musical - COVID-19 Cancellation*. The Rev Theatre Company, (2020).
  • Sweeney Todd - COVID-19 Cancellation*. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance, Marvel Theatre (2020).
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Syracuse Stage, (2019).
  • The Grapes of Wrath. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance (2019).
  • Elf the Musical. Syracuse Stage, (2018).
  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance (2018).
  • Murder for Two. Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2018).
  • "Nonsense," Fredonia Dance Ensemble Piece 2018. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance (2018).
  • Spring Awakening. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance (2018).
  • Daisy Pulls it Off. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance (2018).
  • Ghost the Musical. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2017).
  • Parade. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2017).
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Speech (2016).
  • Tenderly. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2016).
  • Treasure Island. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2016).
  • Crazy For You. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2016).
  • Huck Finn. Flint Youth Theatre, (2016).
  • The Wizard of Oz. Flint Youth Theatre, (2015).
  • Cabaret. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance, Marvel Theatre (2015).
  • Sweeney Todd. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2015).
  • West Side Story. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, (2015).
  • The Diary of Anne Frank. Flint Youth Theatre, (2015).
  • HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Walter Gloor Mainstage Series, Department of Theatre and Dance (2015).

Presentations

  • "OK Boomer, Teach Me Theatre," Frank Willard Job Fair & Upstate NY USITT Meetup (2020).
  • "Cornell Box Project - Teaching Innovations for Script Analysis," Creative Teaching on the Web (2019).
  • "Portrait Gallery Project - Teaching Innovations for Script Analysis," Compendium: Projects for Teaching Scene Design (2016).