Paul Deziel

Teaching Assistant
1807 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Paul Deziel practices Projection Design out of Chicago, Washington D.C., and their respective Indianas. He studied stage management at Columbia College Chicago where he received his B.A. in Theatre; currently, he is a second-year Projection Design MFA candidate at the University of Maryland.

Selected design credits include: Beauty’s DaughterIt’s A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! (American Blues Theatre), United Flight 232 (The House Theatre of Chicago), ChurchillThe Unfortunates (SoloChicago), The Glass Menagerie(The Hypocrites), Flying V Fights: The Secret of the Unknown World (Flying V Theatre), Twisted Melodies (Congo Square Theatre), Kin FolkMerge (The New Colony), Mike MotherRedletter (The Neo-Futurists), The 39 Steps(Theatre at the Center), Heat Wave (Steppenwolf Garage Rep 2015), Mutt (Stage Left/Red Tape Theatre), and Badfic Love (Strange Bedfellows Theatre). He has assistant credits at Steppenwolf, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, The Second City, Northern Stage, TimeLine Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, and Folger Theatre.

Paul is an artistic affiliate with American Blues Theater where he was recently nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award (Equity, 2017) in Projection Design for his work on Beauty’s Daughter. He also designs and runs games with Chicago MegaGames. Outside of theatre, Paul enjoys tabletop gaming and WWI history. For more info on his designs, visit