Annmarie Duggan - Chair/Associate Professor/Co-Head of Design Tech



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MFA - Lighting, University of Arizona


Annmarie Duggan has designed Off-Broadway and extensively in regional theatres across the United States.  She has designed the lighting for more than 300 productions including over 35 productions at Seaside Music Theatre. 

Annmaire was recently honored wtih a Bellet Teaching Excellence Award.  Learn more about her teaching philosophy and hear her students talk about the opportunities she's given them.  Watch online. Learn her thoughts on mentoring by reading this article she authored for "Teaching Times."  Read here. 

Her work has been seen Off Broadway: Flight of Crane, La Mama, Sphinx Winxs, Beackett Theatre at Theatre Row, That Other Woman’s Child, 37 Arts, Captain Louie, York Theatre, Jolson & Company, Century Center, A Winter Beauty, Mint Theatre, The Kitchen of Heaven, Mint Theatre, The Offspring of Lorraine, Phil Bosakowski Theatre.  Regionally: Potsdam Music Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, Orlando Rep, Capital Repertory Theatre, Skylight Opera, Alabama Shakespeare, American Girl Theatre, New York, Chicago, and LA, Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, St. Michael's Playhouse, Cortland Rep Theatre, Foothills Theatre, Chattanooga State Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Carousel Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Wachusett Theatre Company, Florida Repertory Theatre Company, Theatre Winter Haven, American Stage Festival, Utah Musical Theatre, Lycian Center for the Arts, Theatrefest, Little Theatre On the Square, Circa 21 Playhouse, Music Theatre North, Invisible Theatre, Back Alley Theatre, Turtle Lane Playhouse, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Hampton Playhouse, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Forum Theatre, Weiss Center for the Performing Arts, New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, New Victory Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Seacoast Rep, University of California at Fresno, and Pitt Stages at the University of Pittsburgh. National Tours: Sid The Science KidDinosaur Train Live!!  Ms. Duggan has also worked as a Production Manager for the construction of two brand new theatres for American Girl Place, one in midtown Manhattan, New York, NY and one at the Grove in Hollywood, CA. 

In addition, she has also served at the production Manager for Northern Stage, White River Junction, VT and Music Theatre North, Potsdam, NY.  She holds a BS in psychology from Worcester State University and is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s MFA program in Lighting Design.  Ms. Duggan is also currently a consultant for Que-It in the development of computer software for the Stage and Production Manager.  She is an active member of IATSE local 829 United Scenic Artists, USITT National, and Ohio Valley Section. Lighting projects that she has developed in her teaching will soon be published in Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design Compendium Volume 2. Ms. Duggan teaches courses in Lighting Design, Stage Management, and Computer Aided Drafting.

Follow her on twitter at @UPTAchair.