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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

Degree Programs

Steven McDonald

Department Chair, Associate Professor, Technical Director/Production Manager
Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Room 111
1903 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-3827

Steven is the Technical Director and Production Manager for the Department of Theatre, supervising the Shop and technical aspects of DU's production season, as well as teaching Stage Management, Sound Design, Arts Management, and Tech Studio, the Department's construction-focused course sequence.

Professionally, Steven currently works as a lighting and sound designer for various companies, including:

Resident Sound Designer for Little Theatre of the Rockies

2015:  Aida, Dogfight, Godpsell, A Raisin In The Sun, Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike  
2014: Altar Boys, Sylvia, God of Carnage, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Swing!
2013: The Fantasticks, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Private Lives, On Golden Pond, Little Shop of Horrors.
2012: Boys Next Door, Next to Normal, Master Class, Full Monty, The 39 Steps

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
2012: Treasure Island, Richard III, Sound Associate for Women of Will, Parts 1-5
2011: A Christmas Carol
2009: A Child's Christmas In Wales, Our Town

Great River Shakespeare Festival- Resident Sound Designer
2010: The Fantasticks,A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV Part I

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Lighting Designer: Crime & Punishment, Shipwrecked!, The Other Place
Sound Designer: This

Steven was a member of the Company at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for 21 years, including acting as Operations Manager.

He has also worked for a variety of performing arts organizations, including the Seattle Rep, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, the Colorado Dance Festival, Third Law Dance, the Spirituals Project and Rocky Mountain Revels.

He earned an MFA in theater design and production from the University of California, Irvine, and BAs in theatre and history and a certification in secondary education from the University of Colorado, Boulder.