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Johnnie Ferrell

Associate Professor of Theatre, Technical Director, Lighting and Sound Designer
Brodie 173A
(585) 245-5844
ferrell@geneseo.edu

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).

A stage during a performance.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.F.A., Design and Technical Production, The University of Memphis

  • B.S., The University of Tennessee at Martin

Classes

  • THEA 129: Stagecraft

    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

  • THEA 130: F/Intro Technical Theatre-Lec

    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.

  • THEA 130: F/Intro Technical Theatre-Stu

    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.

  • THEA 347: Sound Design-Lec

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

  • THEA 347: Sound Design-Stu

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