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Mick Alderson

Technical Director/Fredric March Theatre

Office: AC/W 124
Office Phone: 920-424-7051 (there's an answering machine. Sometimes I check it every couple of days!)

Office Hours: Monday 1:00-2:00 pm

Scene Shop Hours: Monday - Friday: 1:00-5:00 pm

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So what's a Technical Director of a theatre do? Well, I see that the scenery, properties, and lighting for all the shows at the UW-O Theatre Department actually get built, and built on time, and I make sure all of the equipment works properly and safely. I make sure the stage crews are trained to run the technical cues during shows. I also do a lot of the lighting for our plays, and sometimes I design a set or two as well. But that's extra. Take a look at my on-line porfolio for more on what I do.

Since this is a theatre training program, I also teach technical classes, usually "Lighting and Sound for the Theatre" (Thr 373) or "Props for the Stage" (Thr 346) in the Fall semester, and "Stage Crafts" (Thr 369) in the Spring. If you are interested at all in tech theatre, or want to see what it's all about, you can also try "Theatre Participation" (Thr 362) for one credit, or just volunteer for a show and see if you like it. WE certainly think it is fun!

IATSE 470 Home Away from the University, I do other theatre things as well. I am a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 470, which is the Stagehands union in Northeastern Wisconsin, and I am on the Executive Board for the Midwest Section of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (U.S.I.T.T.). Check out the links. USITT Home

Fredric March TheatreFor more on the UWO Theatre Department, including Season, Curriculum, and Faculty, here is the Theatre Department Homepage.Show photo

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