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John Deyo

John Deyo

John Deyo

About John

I am the Technical Director for the college theatre program. I get to design and build all of the sets for all of our theatre productions. I also do all of the lighting, sound and video design. I manage all of the other events that take place in the theatre, such as Faculty Days and Nurse Pinning ceremonies.

Phone: 507-433-0376
E-mail: John.Deyo@riverland.edu
Department: Academic Affairs
Job Title: Theatre Technician

Area(s) of Expertise

Scenic Design, Architectural Design, Carpentry and Construction, Painting, Set Decorating, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Video Production, Video Design

External Professional Activities/Organizations

  • Minnesota State High School League – One Act Play Judge

Volunteer and Community Service Activities

  • Member of the Austin City Council's Arts Culture Committee

  • Co-Executive Director - Summerset Theatre

  • Director of Video Ministry - Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Merit - Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - Technical Direction for She Kills Monsters; Virtual Realms 2020

  • Certificate of Merit - Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - Video production for She Kills Monsters; Virtual Realms 2020

More about John Deyo

I was born and raised in Austin, went to Austin High School and Riverland Community College (back then it was Austin Junior College). I got my BS in Graphic Design from St. Cloud State, with a minor in Theatre. I met my wife, Lisa while in a play and in the Briar's at Riverland. We have been married for nearly 40 years and have 4 great grown children, Gabe, Sam, Max and Abby. We live on an acreage west of Austin and have a big dog and several yard cats. Lisa was a 4th grade teacher at Southgate Elementary for 34 years and just retired. She owns and operates Sweet Reads Books and Candy in downtown Austin. Together, we love to go to plays and musical events and go for long weekends on our Honda Helix. I am also the owner of ViDeyo Arts Video Production Studio, which I have run since 1986.

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