Johnnie Ferrell

Associate Professor of Theatre, Technical Director, Lighting and Sound Designer

Brodie 173A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5844
ferrell@geneseo.edu

Johnnie Ferrell serves as SUNY Geneseo’s Lighting and Sound Designer and Technical Director. His design experience includes work in Western New York, Oregon, Kansas, and Tennessee. Before his arrival at Geneseo, he taught at Willamette University in Oregon. His teaching includes Introduction to Technical Theatre, Stagecraft, Lighting and Sound Design, Technical Direction, and Stage Management.

 He is a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Stage Managers Association (SMA).

Faculty Information

Education

  • M.F.A., Design and Technical Production, The University of Memphis
  • B.S., The University of Tennessee at Martin
Fall 2015 Classes

THEA 129:
Stagecraft

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    Explores in depth the material introduced in THEA 130, providing the students with a solid working knowledge of theatrical processes and stagecraft procedures. Prerequisites/Corequisites: THEA 130 or
    permission of instructor
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THEA 130:
F/Intro Technical Theatre-Lec

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    An introductory, broad-based study of technical theatre involving reading and examination of varied plays, and focusing on problems in staging methods, theatre spaces, stagecraft, and stage lighting.
    Participation in productions is an integral part of the course.
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THEA 130:
F/Intro Technical Theatre-Stu

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    An introductory, broad-based study of technical theatre involving reading and examination of varied plays, and focusing on problems in staging methods, theatre spaces, stagecraft, and stage lighting.
    Participation in productions is an integral part of the course.
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THEA 225:
Production StageManagement-Stu

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    The study of the techniques and equipment used in the coordination and operation of theatrical productions, including drama, musicals, opera, and dance. Students will consider and participate in proje
    cts dealing with rehearsal procedures, theatrical prompt scripts, technical and dress rehearsals, performances, theatrical equipment, and communication in a theatrical environment. Participation in productions is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: THEA 140, THEA 130, or permission of the instructor. Offered fall, odd years
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THEA 225:
Production StageManagement-Lec

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    The study of the techniques and equipment used in the coordination and operation of theatrical productions, including drama, musicals, opera, and dance. Students will consider and participate in proje
    cts dealing with rehearsal procedures, theatrical prompt scripts, technical and dress rehearsals, performances, theatrical equipment, and communication in a theatrical environment. Participation in productions is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: THEA 140, THEA 130, or permission of the instructor. Offered fall, odd years
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THEA 333:
Technical Direction-Lec

    A study of advanced staging and building techniques, in both theory and practice. Participation in productions is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, and THEA 241. Offe
    red fall, odd years
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THEA 333:
Technical Direction-Stu

    A study of advanced staging and building techniques, in both theory and practice. Participation in productions is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, and THEA 241. Offe
    red fall, odd years
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