Rank: Assistant Professor in Theatre
Title: Technical Director
Education: M.F.A., Yale University in Technical Design and Production; B.A., The University of Iowa in Theatre and English.
Courses Taught: Fundamentals of Technical Production, Advanced Technical Production, Technical Direction and Design, AutoCAD for Theatre.
Job Description: As Technical Director, Ben coordinates production activities with all departments to physically realize the productions. In addition, he prepares scenic budgets, drafts technical drawings, as well as manages labor. He also serves as an advisor to all productions and stage management.
Bio: Ben has been a part of numerous theatrical projects while pursuing his degrees, as well as working at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre in Winchester, VA, and Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, VA. Most recently, he worked as a Project Manager for Mystic Scenic Studios, Inc. outside of Boston, MA where he worked on a variety of commercial millwork and special event projects, such as the Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular '08 and '09 and the New York Auto Show.
Favorite Quote: "I hear, I forget; I see, I remember; I do, I understand" – Chinese Proverb