Mary Heilman

Mary is on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts in the School of Theatre. She is the director of the new Graduate Scene Painting Program, offering a MFA degree in the design and production program. Ms. Heilman was the Lead Scenic Artist for South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California for 16 years, completing over 250 productions. She is currently an independent contractor for Disney Entertainment working on projects for Anaheim, Florida and Tokyo. She has also executed projects for The Denver Theatre Center, the Old Globe Theatre, the Arizona Theatre Company and the Mark Taper forum and designed sets for commercial use by Mazda, Suzuki, Toyota and Mitsubishi. Mary is an active member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology serving on national committees and participating in sessions related to the scenic arts. After completing her undergraduate degree in fine arts at CSU Stanislaus she continued with study in Europe, Mexico and the Middle East as well as graduate work at Otis Parson’s Art Institute.