Scott Wirtz-Olsen

Lecturer and Designer

Scott has been working professionally as a Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager and Theatre Project Manager / Consultant for the last 25 years. Select past design work includes: A Chorus Line, Into The Woods, Grand Hotel, for Santa Fe College in FL, Sherlock’s Last Case, Irena’s Vow, and The Little Mermaid for Cardinal Stritch University in WI, The Rakes Progress for Music Academy of the West in CA , A Christmas Carol for Madison Children’s Theatre in WI, Barber of Seville and King and I for Ash Lawn Opera in VA, West Side Story for Opera Illinois in IL, Werther for Bowen Park Opera in IL, and no fewer than twenty production for First Stage Children’s Theatre and the First Stage Theater Academy in WI.

Scott holds a MFA in Design and Technology from Northern Illinois University and a BFA in Design and Technology from UW-Stevens Point.

Scott’s other professional interests include Circus and Performer Flying and Rigging (he is a member of the North American Association of Flying Effects Directors (NAAFED) and designs and performs with Monarch Aerial.