Professor, Head, Technical Design/Technical Direction
Dan has been the Head of the Technical Direction Program at Ohio University since 1986.
Recent Technical Direction credits include The 4th Sister (2005-06), Knock Me A Kiss (2007-08), What the Butler Saw (2008-09), The Hostage (2009-10), and The Holiday (2010-11). In 2002, Dan's position was adapted into a faculty position and he was awarded tenure in 2005. Dan has overseen numerous productions and has trained many technical directors that are successfully working in theaters across the country. Dan also enjoys working as Production Manager, Set Designer and/or Scenic Charge Artist (not all at the same time mind you) for the Ohio Valley Summer Theater which partners with the Ohio University Theater Division. Over the past 25 seasons, Dan has designed scenery for over 15 OVST productions. Recently Dan's technical direction work was seen in New York as he served as Technical Director for the Off-Broadway production of Finding Claire and Technical Advisor for the production of On Naked Soil both produced at the Theater For A New City on NY's lower east side.
Dan has served on the National Conference committee for the United States Institute of Theater Technology, (since) 1995, in the capacity of Special Exhibitions Coordinator and Media Resources Coordinator. Dan currently is in his fourth term as VP Special Operations for USITT. Dan served as the Associate Exhibition Director& and Technical Director for the Inaugural World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto Canada in 2005, the Producing Director for the USA-USITT National, Student Theater Design and Theater Architecture exhibit entries to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial and has recently accepted the request to continue in this position for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial.