Associate Professor of the Theatre and Dance Department

Theater Building, 207a
Telephone: 651-696-6713

Professor Keyser is the resident designer and production manager of the college’s theatre department, teaching classes in technical theaer, scene and lighting design, and stage management. He has attended four of the past Prague Quadrennials and is an active member of the International Committee of USITT and OISTAT (the international design association). He has designed more than 100 productions at Macalester, as well as being an active designer in the Twin Cities theater community. He has a particular interest in German and Eastern European Theater design.

Area of Teaching Expertise

Scenic Design/Scenograph
Lighting Design
Computer Aided Drafting
Computer Aided Design
Technical Theatre
Theatre Management

Macalester Courses

Fundamentals of Scenic Design
Advanced Scenic Design
Lighting Design
Advanced Lighting Design
Technical Theatre

Macalester Productions (Recent and Representative)

Romeo and Juliet
Stop Kiss
Three-Penny Opera
Into the Woods

Professional Production (Representative)

Sound of a Voice
The Tempest
The Raven in the Star Fruit, World Premier
The Legend of the White Snake Lady, USA Premier
Yellow Fever
Brighton Beach Memories


MFA in Design, University of Wisconsin, 1975
BA in Speech and Drama, Hanover College, 1972