Kerry Lee Chipman is a freelance scenic designer and the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Ball State University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Performance and Production at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. After graduating, she lived and worked in New York for several years as a freelance scenic designer, as well as a scenic carpenter and stagehand prior to attending the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for her MFA in Scenic Design.
New York designs include: That Which Isn't and Strays at the Brick Theatre, Coney at the New Ohio Theater, Life of Galileo at the Kehoe Theatre, Time is the Mercy of Eternity at the West End Theater, Departures and The Most Wonderful Love at the Access Theater, Lascivious Something, Hoodoo Love, and Girl. for the 2006 Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theater. Regional: Clarence Brown Theatre, Knoxville: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Little Shop of Horrors, Flyin’ West, Speech and Debate, and The Story of Opal. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: The Borrowers and Pinkalicious: the Musical. Ball State designs: As You Like it, Lift, SIC, Boeing Boeing and Pride and Prejudice.
In addition to scenery, she also designs and creates masks for regional dance and theatre productions. Currently she lives in Muncie with her two cats. When she is not designing and making things for theatre, she designs and makes things for regional markets, and looks for unique (cheap) vintage kitsch, lamps and furniture to restore.