B.A. in Theatre – University of Iowa
M.F.A. in Theatre Technology – Indiana University
Professional Affiliations: United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Mary Black is the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance, and an Assoicate Professor of Theatre. Her primary area of expertise is in technical direction, but she is an experienced scenic, lighting, and sound designer as well. Past credits include technical work at Indiana University Theatre and Opera programs, Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre, Brown County Playhouse, and the University of Iowa Theatre and Opera programs. Mary is actively involved in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and has published and presented at USITT national conferences and through the USITT Tech Expo. In 2009, she was awarded the KM Fabrics Technical Production Award through USITT. She also currently serves on the board for the USITT Midwest Regional Section. Mary also designs scenery and lighting for local productions, including credits at the Station Theatre in Urbana and the Decatur Parks District Best of Summer Stock program for Decatur youth.
Disciplines: Technical Theatre