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Larry Heyman

Larry Heyman

Larry Heyman,
Assistant Professor of Properties Design & Fabrication
Theatre Design & Production
School of Theatre

Biography

Larry is an assistant professor in properties design and fabrication in the OCU School of Theatre and a lecturer in the design program in the OCU School of Theatre. He has the distinction of being the first person in the U.S. to receive an MFA specifically in properties design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the only programs of its type in the country. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he received a BFA in design and technical production. He has worked in the props departments at The LaJolla Playhouse, The Goodman Theatre, The Huntington Theatre, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. 

Larry has also worked as a freelance set decorator, set dresser and greens man on feature films that include The Crucible, To Jillian on her 37th Birthday, Rushmore, Hope Floats, Varsity Blues, Miss Congeniality, King of the World: The Muhammad Ali Story, Home Before Dark, The Way She Moves and Pearl Harbor. His work has been seen in the art departments of trade shows for Mercedes Benz USA, and Toyota. Mr. Heyman has created props for designers such as Ming Cho Lee, Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, John Conklin, Douglas W. Schmidt, Robert Brill, John Lee Beatty, Karl Eigsti, Neil Patel, John Arnone, and James Joy. He has also worked with Academy Award winning production team David and Sandi Wasco. 

He is very excited to share what he knows about his craft with students in the OCU School of Theatre. He recently contributed a chapter to the book Mad Men and Politics: Nostalgia and the Remaking of Modern America. He is also the co-founder of Oklahoma City Harvest, a non-profit organization that builds and plants community gardens in urban schoolyards. When he’s not working he can be found designing and building furniture, cooking, and spending time with his wife and their three children.

Contact Information

W343
Gold Star Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73106