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Kimberly Poppiti


Kimberly Poppiti is a college professor and a writer. She is a two-time winner of the USITT's Herbert D. Greggs Award (2018 and 2013) for her writing about theatre design and technology. She is also the author of "A History of Equestrian Drama in the United States: Hippodrama's Pure Air & Fire," the first full-length study of equestrian drama in the United States. She is currently continuing her research and working on her next book.

Biography

Kimberly Poppiti has been studying and writing about horses and theatre for many years - and has loved both for as long as she can remember.  She is the former chair of the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Dowling College, which has since closed; but, Kimberly still works as a professor, teaching at both Stony Brook University and St. Joseph’s College.  She also continues her research into equestrian drama and the ongoing connections between horses and theatre.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Equestrian Drama
    Educational Theatre
    Scriptwriting and script development
    Theatre history
    Communication Studies

Personal Interests

    Horses, reading, film, and writing

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - A History of Equestrian Drama in the United States - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

TD&T: Theatre Design and Technology

Galloping Horses: Treadmills and Other Theatre Appliances in Hippodrama


Published: Jul 15, 2018 by TD&T: Theatre Design and Technology
Authors: Kimberly Poppiti
Subjects: Theater, Communications Studies

This article provides an in-depth examination of the unique stage machinery designed and patented for use in the production of equestrian drama. Numerous patent illustrations are included and their designs explained.

TD&T: Theatre Design and Technology

War Horse


Published: Jul 08, 2018 by TD&T: Theatre Design and Technology
Authors: Kimberly Poppiti
Subjects: Theater, Communications Studies

Examines in depth the design and construction of the puppets designed by the Handspring Puppet Company for the Broadway production of "War Horse" at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York City . Numerous original photographs illustrate this article, providing close-ups of the details of the puppets and written text further explicates the design, and also the functioning, of the puppets.

TD&T: Theatre Design and Technology

Hamilton's Turntable and Ring Stage


Published: Jan 01, 2017 by TD&T: Theatre Design and Technology
Authors: Kimberly Poppiti
Subjects: Theater, Communications Studies

Examines the design, construction, and functioning of the turntable and ring elements designed by David Korins and created by the team at Hudson Scenic for "Hamilton."

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