Annmarie Duggan

  • Professor / Head of Design, Technology and Management
  • Lighting and Stage Management

Annmarie Duggan has designed Off-Broadway and extensively in regional theatres across the United States.  She has designed lighting for more than 400 productions.

Annmarie was the 2013 Bellet Teaching Excellence Award recipient.  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 her article "Teaching Times."  Read here

Selected Credits:

Off Broadway: Flight of Crane, La Mama, Sphinx Winxs, Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, That Other Woman’s Child, 37 Arts, Captain Louie, York Theatre, Jolson & Company, Century Center. 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, 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 Kid, Dinosaur 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 a developer of UrbanByte’s line of iPad software for stage managers and designers, QueIt and LineIt.  QueIt allows a designer or stage manager to organize the cues in their script on the iPad.  LineIt helps stage managers manage line notes for actors.  Both programs have been approved for distribution through Apple’s iTunes and are available at

Design projects that she has developed in her teaching are published in Practical Projects for Teaching Lighting Design Compendium Volume 2 and Projects for Teaching Scene Design, A Compendium, Volume 2. She is an active member of IATSE local 829 United Scenic Artists and USITT. Ms. Duggan teaches courses in Lighting Design, Stage Management, and Computer Aided Drafting.

Follow her on twitter at @UPTAchair.

Representative Publications

Research Interests

Creative Scholarship Lighting Design

Education & Training

  • MFA - University of Arizona, Lighting Design, 1994
  • BS - Worcester State University, Psychology, 1990