May 25, 2003 - Phoenix Theatre: Giles Hogya - Dean of Fine Arts - lived in Kabba, Nigeria, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and established and toured with his Childrenís Theatre Company while teaching at the Kabba Teacherís Training College

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Giles Hogya - Dean of Fine Arts - lived in Kabba, Nigeria, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and established and toured with his Childrenís Theatre Company while teaching at the Kabba Teacherís Training College



Giles Hogya - Dean of Fine Arts - lived in Kabba, Nigeria, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and established and toured with his Childrenís Theatre Company while teaching at the Kabba Teacherís Training College

Giles Hogya - Dean of Fine Arts
BA Miami University, PhD Northwestern University
Professor
ghogya@finearts.uvic.ca

Stage lighting, stage directing

Dr. Giles Hogya received his BA from Miami University and his MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. First appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria (UVic) in 1972, Giles is now a Full-Professor. He became Chair of the Department in 1995. For the last 4 years, Dr. Hogya has served as the Dean of Fine Arts.

A professional lighting designer and stage director, Dr. Hogya is Resident Artist at the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Off Broadway, in New York City, a position he has held for 25 years. The Cocteau Rep is celebrating it 31st season of continuous revolving rep dedicated to producing the classics in an innovative fashion. Dr. Hogya has produced theatre on 4 continents having recently returned from Bangkok where he directed Waiting for Godot in Thai at the Chulalongkorn Arts Theatre. This fall he returns to the Cocteau, designing the lighting for Shakespeareís Henry V. In the fall of 2001, he directed Beckettís Endgame at UVic, a play that has fascinated him since his teenage years.

Dr. Hogya has wide experience on the international scene. At the líInstitute pour les etudients Americains in Aix-en-Provence, France, he directed Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton during his Junior Year Abroad. In Kabba, Nigeria, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, he established and toured with his Childrenís Theatre Company while teaching at the Kabba Teacherís Training College. During his 2-1/2 year stint in Nigeria, he also produced a series of plays for young audiences for Nigerian Television in Ibandan besides establishing a creative dramatics program at the University of Ibadan. In 1986, he directed and designed Anne Mortifee and the Canadian Youth Ambassadors for Peace, which toured Russia and the Ukraine. In 1998, Giles produced and, designed Krappís Last Tapes for The UVic International Beckett Festival featuring scholars and performers from 6 countries. In 2000, as part of the UVic sponsored Orion Professorial Exchange Program, Dr. Hogya taught for a term at the kingís university, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand.



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By GANIU OLABODE (193.220.26.201) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 6:35 am: Edit Post

THE PROBLEM OF TEACHING FINE ART IN NIGERIA SCHOOLS

By favour udeze (193.220.212.18) on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 8:48 am: Edit Post

i want to the problems of teaching fine art in nigerian secondary schools. this is for my research work.thank you.


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