Technical Director/ Facilities Manager for Miller Auditorium
Mr. Boone works closely with the Theatre Department, supervising all the technical aspects of productions in the performance spaces used by the Department of Theatre. He is responsible for construction of all settings, props, management of the sound, and lighting work areas. As a manager, Michael oversees student employees and volunteer staff, as well as the supervision and management of the physical facility for both the Miller Auditorium and the Sheehy performance space for all departmental and outside users. In addition to Michael’s responsibilities in Miller Auditorium he is also responsible for the schedule and supervision student stage crew in Swope Recital Hall in the music department. There he works with outside groups to accommodate requests, trains student workers on recording, projection and computer equipment and insures all recording/projection/computer equipment is in running order. During the summers at Slippery Rock University Michael is responsible for the facility management for four weeks of high school band camps in the Swope Music building. Michael Boone is a MFA Graduate from Ohio University’s Technical Direction program. Michael started his professional theatre career in Rochester, New York as a carpenter with Geva Theater. In Rochester, Michael has served as a Technical assistant for SUNY Brockport and Technical Director for Tykes Theater and The University of Rochester’s theater Department. Outside of Rochester, Michael has worked as Assistant Technical Director for Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Festival of Contemporary Music, at Tanglewood, and Technical Director for the Ohio Valley Summer Theater, which is a community theater program based out of Athens Oh. that works to bring arts enrichment to the Ohio Valley. In 2008 Michael worked with Actors Theater of Louisville, where he served as one of the Assistant Technical Directors for the 2008 Humana Festival and as the TD for the Ten Minute Play series presented during that festival. Recently Michael has worked with the Ohio University Players in Chatham Ma. while serving as Technical Director at their Monomoy Theater. Michael Boone is glad to be joining the Slippery Rock University Theater Program for its 2010-2011 season.