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 2014 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 260:
THPR:Scenic/Prop Construction

    A laboratory experience in areas of theatrical production: 1) costume, 2) make-up, 3) scenery, 4) lighting, 5) sound, 6) artistic management, 7) business/house management, 8) acting, 9) performance/po
    rtfolio review. [May be taken six times, not to exceed one semester hour of credit per semester. A maximum of two credits is allowed within a single area (except acting).] One hour of credit. NOTES: Theatre majors are required to complete four hours of THEA 260, two selected from the costume, make-up, scenery, lighting, sound, artistic management, and business/house management areas; one from the acting area, and one in performance/portfolio review. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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THEA 260:
THPR:Scenic/Prop Running Crew

    A laboratory experience in areas of theatrical production: 1) costume, 2) make-up, 3) scenery, 4) lighting, 5) sound, 6) artistic management, 7) business/house management, 8) acting, 9) performance/po
    rtfolio review. [May be taken six times, not to exceed one semester hour of credit per semester. A maximum of two credits is allowed within a single area (except acting).] One hour of credit. NOTES: Theatre majors are required to complete four hours of THEA 260, two selected from the costume, make-up, scenery, lighting, sound, artistic management, and business/house management areas; one from the acting area, and one in performance/portfolio review. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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THEA 260:
THPR:Light Running Crew

    A laboratory experience in areas of theatrical production: 1) costume, 2) make-up, 3) scenery, 4) lighting, 5) sound, 6) artistic management, 7) business/house management, 8) acting, 9) performance/po
    rtfolio review. [May be taken six times, not to exceed one semester hour of credit per semester. A maximum of two credits is allowed within a single area (except acting).] One hour of credit. NOTES: Theatre majors are required to complete four hours of THEA 260, two selected from the costume, make-up, scenery, lighting, sound, artistic management, and business/house management areas; one from the acting area, and one in performance/portfolio review. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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THEA 344:
Stage Lighting Design I-Lec

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    A study of the aesthetic, technical, and practical production aspects of stage lighting. Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, and THEA 241, or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years

THEA 344:
Stage Lighting Design I-Stu

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    A study of the aesthetic, technical, and practical production aspects of stage lighting. Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, and THEA 241, or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years