Patrick Stone

Patrick Stone



Cowan Hall, Scenic Studio

Associate Professor
Department of Theatre & Dance

Patrick Stone began his tenure as the Technical Director at Otterbein in the Fall of 2014. He spent the previous seven years at the University of Arkansas as the Faculty Technical Director. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and a Bachelors of Arts from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. He teaches classes in stage-craft, properties design and construction, metal working, technical direction, wood working, and motion scenery. Patrick also enjoys consulting with local and regional theatres ranging from professional through junior high school. When not in the Scenic Studio or backstage Patrick enjoys any activity that gets him outdoors. Lately he has been exploring the use of blacksmithing in props construction. Patrick fears neither doors nor clowns but please do not ask him about mimes.


  • M.F.A, University of South Dakota, Vermillion South Dakota, 2007
  • B.A., Doane College, Crete Nebraska, 1998
  • Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Stage-craft
  • Properties design and construction
  • Metal working
  • Technical direction
  • Wood working
  • Motion scenery
  • Publications

  • Pulled in a New Direction: Using the Principle of "Victim Control" in an Onstage Torture Device, February 2017, United States Institute for Theatre Technology's Theatre Technology Exhibit
  • Easy Automation: Using Wireless DMX to Trigger Telescoping Pneumatics, February 2011, United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Theatre Technology Exhibit
  • Gas Spring Assisted Caster Jacks, February 2009, United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Theatre Technology Exhibit
  • Affiliations & Awards

  • Member of USITT
  • Technical Production Commission: Fundamentals Group, Project Co-Leader 2010-2014 USITT