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Glen Thoreson

Theatre Scene Shop Supervisor and Technical Director - Theatre Butler Theatre - JCA
Glen Thoreson


Lilly Hall 265

Glen holds a B.F.A. in Design and Technical Theatre from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and has done graduate work in lighting design at Indiana University, Bloomington. Glen’s most recent design for Butler Theatre was the Lighting Design for "The Nameless Star", and will be working on the Scenic Design for "Enemy of the People", this season.  In May 2009, Glen was endowed by the Indianapolis Arts Council with a Creative Renewal Fellowship.  Before coming to Butler, Glen was the Technical Director and Designer at Kent State University, Starke County Campus, in Canton, Ohio. In three and a half years at KSU-SC he designed and built 15 theatrical productions, four dance productions, over 50 music concerts of various types, and built for the Canton Players Guild. In the same time period Glen served as Technical Director/Instructor for Culver Military Academy's Summer Camps program, completing two productions each summer.
Specializing in the Design and construction of Scenery, Lighting, Audio, and Video he teaches Production Fundamentals, Stagecraft, and Theatre  Graphics.
Glen’s professional credits include Dartmouth Summer Repertory Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center, Brown County Playhouse, Indianapolis Opera, Minnesota Repertory Theatre and The Duluth Ballet. He is associated with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.