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W. Mark Hayes, MFA

Technical Director, Scene Shop Supervisor and Instructor of Theatre 


  • MFA in Scene and Lighting Design, Western Illinois University
  • BA in Theatre, Eastern Kentucky University


"The Theatre program at MSU is student driven, not only for the actors/dancers onstage but as directors, and designers, from scenery, lighting, costumes, props, and sound design but also stage managing as well.  It is a great example of the faculty commitment to provide this educational experience for our students."

W. Mark Hayes spends his summers as the resident Technical Director at Pioneer Playhouse and was the Technical Director/Designer for the Gravely Hall Performing Arts Center in Danville, Ky.  He has worked at Woodford County theatre as their Technical Director, and as a Lighting Designer for the Lexington Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Hayes earned the BA in Theatre from Eastern Kentucky University and the MFA in Scene and Lighting Design from Western Illinois University.


103E Breckinridge Hall