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James Zwicky

James Zwicky
  • Professor of Theatre Arts
  • Music and Theatre Arts

James Zwicky received his MFA in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama. He received his Bachelors of Science in Theatre with a technical emphasis from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. While serving as the technical director at UWEC, he also taught technical direction for the National High School Institute’s Theatre Arts division – Cherubs program at Northwestern University for 3 summers. While at Yale, Mr. Zwicky served as the technical director for the national premiere of Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of A Servant of Two Masters, the assistant technical director for A Rough Crossing, and an associate production manager. He is a member of United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and is certified in theatre rigging through the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). Mr. Zwicky has been the technical director (or has mentored a student technical director) for over 40 mainstage productions while at UWEC.

Teaching Interests
  • THEA 121: Introduction to Technical theatre
  • THEA 152: Scene Shop Practicum
  • THEA 422: Drafting for Theatre
Research and Creative Activities
  • theatre rigging
  • stage machinery

M.F.A., Yale School of Drama (Technical Design and Production)
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison (Theatre with technical emphasis)