Celeste Morris is a Professor of Theatre at the University of North Georgia and serves as the Program Coordinator for the BFA Design & Technology for Theatre Degree track. She holds an MFA in Theatre with a focus in Scene Design and Technology from The Florida State University and a BA degree in Theatre from Brenau University. She has been with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance since 2007. Celeste teaches Stage Management, Principles of Design, Design Studio I, Scenic Painting and Sculpting, Theatre for Social Change and other special topics courses. As a designer at GTA, she has created set designs for The Ugly Duckling, James and the Giant Peach, Much Ado About Nothing, Waiting for Godot and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has worked as a scenic artist on a plethora of GTA productions and serves as the full-time Stage Management mentor.
Celeste is passionate about creating meaningful art. She has presented several workshops around the southeast on Service Learning and Applied Theatre. Her students have created interactive theatrical experiences addressing social concerns such as bullying, mental health, human trafficking, and systemic racism.
As a professional scenic artist, Celeste has worked for Paramount Pictures, FreeChapel, Lowe’s Theatres, Universal Studios, Sea World, The House of Blues, Central Piedmont Theatre, The Rep Theatre, Riverside Theatre, and has done an assortment of “Nutcrackers” for various ballet companies. Her murals can be found around Tallahassee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Gainesville, GA. Celeste is an active member in good standing of IATSE local 479.