Owen Collins Professor of Theater

Owen Collins

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Professor Collins has been doing theater professionally for over 20 years in a variety of capacities. From designing scenery lighting, costumes and projections to carpentry and electrical work he has worked on over 200 productions.


M.F.A. Theater Design, University of South Carolina

B.S. Theater Production, Bradley University


Professor Collins is interested in the intersection of new media and technology with contemporary theater practice. This includes desktop manufacturing technologies like 3d Printing, 3d scanning and CNCs.


THTR 100, Introduction to Theater
THTR 131, Fundamentals of Theater Art I
THTR 251, Introduction to Theatrical Design
THTR 235, Design and Performance
THTR 236, Lighting Design
THTR 237, Scenic Design
THTR 239, Theater Practicum
THTR 423, Directed Independent Project
THTR 473, Senior Thesis

Selected Publications

"Affordable 3d Printing" Published January 2012 in Theater Design & Technology, the Journal of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology


Numerous Conference presentations.

Professional Production

Aquila Theatre Company (AEA) Harold Clurman Theatre NYC- Comedy of Errors
Peoria Ballet- Nutcracker
Ensemble Theatre Community School, Eagles Mere, Pa.- The Crucible, Over the Rainbow: A Celebration of Hue (original children's production)
Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, S.C.- Babes In Arms, The Mineola Twins
University of South Carolina- A Midsummer Night's Dream, To Kill a Mockingbird, Peter Pan (original ballet)

Lighting Design

Morton Civic Chorus- Encore 2000, Encore 2001
Workshop Theatre- Monky Business

Recent WLU Productions

Little Shop of Horrors, Play it Again Sam, Father Francis, Kiss Me Kate