Phil Kidd Scenic Studio to be dedicated Oct. 29

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The dedication of the Phil Kidd Scenic Studio at Northwestern State University will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium Stage and area leading to the studio. The ceremony is open to the public.

Artwork and drafting by Kidd will be available to peruse and copies of the 2023 calendar of his artwork will be available for $20. All proceeds go towards an endowed scholarship in his name for production and design students. Fundraising for the scholarship has been underway for several months. Much of Kidd’s art was auctioned off to former students, colleagues, friends and admirers to raise funds for the scholarship at the NSU Foundation.

The proposal to name the facility for Kidd was approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Kidd was a member of NSU’s theatre and dance faculty for 18 years and designed sets for more than 30 theatre and dance productions. He was also technical director for numerous programs and productions held in theatre and dance facilities. Kidd retired in 2020 and passed away in February 2021. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served with distinction in Vietnam.