In Memoriam – David Weiss

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In Memoriam – David Weiss

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Ghost Light photo courtesy of Derrick Collins

David William Weiss, 89, died December 18, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

David taught in the Drama Department at UVa for 37 years. During those years he served as department chair for a total of 16 years. His field of expertise was scenery and lighting design, but over the years David also taught theatre history, dramatic literature, and acting. He designed and/or directed more than 200 productions at the University.

In 1995 Region IV of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival honored David by presenting him with a Kennedy Medallion for his work and interest in ACTF; on that occasion the design awards presented annually to students in the ten southeastern states comprising ACTF Region IV were declared the David W. Weiss Awards for Excellence in Design.
David’s presence will be missed, but his contributions and his influence will be long remembered.
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