Digital Production Management Callboard
Jan 09, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Jan 11, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Michael “Mike” Burnett, holds a BA in Theatre from Sul Ross State University, and a MFA in Theatre from the University of Mississippi. His professional career includes designing & providing technical assistance with local and international theatre artists on world and American premieres, including When the World was Green by Joe Chaikin and Sam Shepard for the Atlanta Olympics. Credits include lighting for Grammy nominee Leahy, audio for the Allstate Sugar Bowl gala, and scenery for Oklahoma! (Virginia Musical Theatre), Compleat Works of WllmShkspr (Theatrical Outfit), and Whispering to Horses (7 Stages, Atlanta’s top scenic design in 1997). In the mid-90s he was one of the first to use the internet for online theatre collaboration and presented workshops in the USA, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, and the Netherlands on the subject. In addition to designing for educational and professional theatre and dance companies, Mike is a freelance theatre consultant to regional schools and theatre companies, director, and One Act Play adjudicator. He has served as Chair of Theatre at Huntington University and currently is the Assistant Director of Theatre at Angelo State University. Mike has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Educational Theatre Association as Vice-President for College/University Section. He served as host for the Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2015 thru 2018, and is the current Regional Chair for Region 6 (New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas). In 2017, Mike received the National Partners of the American Theatre Design Mentor Award. Mike serves as the Co-Chair for the Drama Field of Study Committee with the Texas Coordinating Board for Higher Education. In academia, he has served as a faculty senator, Vice-President of the Regent University Faculty Senate, Secretary of the Angelo State Faculty Senate, chair of the University Affairs Committee (ASU), and chair of the Core Curriculum Committee (ASU). Mike was awarded the Angelo State University President’s Faculty Excellence Award for Service in 2018 and the President’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching in 2019. In 2020, Mike was awarded the Texas Tech University System’s Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award.