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Michael J.

Del DeLorm
Home Address
1415 4th Ave.
Kearney, NE, 68845
Cell: 828-226-4684

Work Address
U. of Nebraska Kearney
FAB 215
Office: 308-865-8414

Teaching Experience
2013 - Present

University of Nebraska Kearney, Senior Lecturer: I teach the following

courses on a rotating basis: Lighting Design, Elements of Theatrical
Design, Stage Management, and Introduction to Theatre. I also mentor the
student Lighting Designers, Technical Directors, and Stage Managers.
Additionally, I am the Scene Shop Foreman, where I oversee, on average,
15-20 students daily as they construct sets and props, participate in light
hang and focus, and operate the rigging.
Committees and Service: Various Search Committees, Student Conduct
Board, New Student Orientation, Nebraska Chautauqua Humanities, Tech
Advisor NSAA Regional One Acts, Multi-Cultural Recruitment Day


Western Carolina University, Visiting Assistant Professor: I taught

Lighting Design, Lighting Technology, Sound Technology, Sound Design,
Introduction to VectorWorks, Stage Management, and Introduction to
Theatre. These classes were offered both on a rotation and as Independent
studies as needed. I served as faculty mentor to the student Lighting
Designers, Sound Designers, and Stage Managers. I was a regular guest
lecturer in Television Production, Introduction to Design, and Introduction
to Theatre on the subjects of Lighting and Sound.
Committees and Service: Various Search Committees, Deans Technology
Fund Board, Advisor Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, Advisor USITT Student
Chapter, College of Fine Arts Technology Committee


University of Memphis:
As Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Theater
As Adjunct - Theatre Crafts.

Non-Teaching Work Experience & Responsibilities

2005 - 2013

Technical Director / Production Manager and Visiting Assistant Professor,

Western Carolina University, Bardo Performing Arts Center. Cullowhee,
NC. I oversaw all technical aspects of all shows for a 950 seat Broadwaystyle proscenium house. This included creating production calendars and
schedules, consulting with artists and their teams, managing all
professional and student crews, equipment maintenance, repairs, upgrades
and design work for University produced shows. I trained all student
employees in technical theatre and safety standards. Additionally, I served
as Resident Lighting Designer, Projectionist, and Sound Designer in the

2002 - 2005

Theatre Manager and Visiting Instructor, Michael D. Rose Theatre and

Lecture Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. I was the full time
manager of a 900 seat multi-use auditorium under the offices of Student
Affairs. I directed and trained one full time technical manager and a
rotating crew of student employees of up to 20. This included projections,
repairs, cleaning, maintenance, contracts, security, catering, and design
work for University produced shows.

1999 - 2002

Graduate Assistant, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of

Memphis, TN. 2000-2002, lighting and sound Graduate Assistant. I
worked with the lighting and sound professor to oversee assigned light
hangs, sound system set-ups, running of shows, board operator training,
show strikes, and equipment maintenance, repairs, and installations. 19992000, costume shop Graduate Assistant. I worked with the costume shop
foreman to oversee student crews building costumes for 6 productions
during the academic year. Responsibilities included basic costume
construction, dyeing, rentals, costume care, and repair.

1998 1999

House Electrician, University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC. I

worked with the lighting professor to maintain and repair lighting
equipment, and assisted with four to six light hangs during the year.

Seasonal Work
Summer 2000
Summer 1999
Summer 1998

Technical Director, Southern Appalachian Rep. Theatre, Mars Hill, NC

Technical Director, Southern Appalachian Rep. Theatre, Mars Hill, NC
Master Electrician, American Stage Festival, Nashua, NH.


Professional Organization Participation / Conferences

K.C.A.C.T.F. Region 5 2014 to present
2014 - Presented How to get the most out of your Gobos
2015 Served as judge on the Stagecrew Showdown
U.S.I.T.T. - 1997 to 2007, renewed 2015
S.E.T.C. - 1997 to 2013
Lighting Design International 2007

Awards and Honors

Western Carolina University
College of Fine & Performing Arts Instructor of the Year Nominee, 2006
Memphis Theater (Ostrander) Awards Nominee
Enchanted April (Professional Division)
Dracula (Professional Division)
Side Man (Professional Division)
Into the Woods (College Division)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (College Division)
Graduate School Award for Creative Achievement University of Memphis
Student of the Year Nominee U.N.C. Asheville

Special Competencies
Production Management, including scheduling, calendars, and budgeting
Projections with Q-lab, on projectors up to 12K lumens
Basic Video Editing
VectorWorks for Spotlight
ProTools Audio Suite, Q-Lab, and audio system installation, maintenance and repair
DMX programming for ETC and Strand light boards and dimmers

Independent Consultation
Technical Theatre Consultant for architecture firm of Padgett and Freemans Cherokee High
School Theater. Independently reviewed the plans and equipment lists for all lighting, rigging,
sound, and staging aspects, and made recommendations based on intended use.

Educational Background

M.F.A. in Theatre, Production and Design, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

B.A. in Drama, Design and Production, UNC at Asheville, Asheville, NC