Adjunct Professor, Theatre Arts
Mark Thomason is an adjunct professor at the University of Puget Sound in Theatre Production, teaching classes in technical theatre and design. He also teaches technical theatre and design at Tacoma School of the Arts, and works regularly as a professional lighting designer in the region. Previously he was the Production Stage Manager at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts here in Tacoma, and before that the Technical Director at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, Washington. He received BA degrees in Theatre Production and Communications Photography from Bradley University in 1999, and Career Tech Education certification from Bates Tech in 2015. He is a key member of USITT's eSET committee on lighting and electrics and helped develop the industry standard certification program for live entertainment lighting and electric technicians.
Mark has designed lighting (and occasionally sets) for numerous local organizations including Tacoma Opera, BCPA, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington, Tacoma, Toy Boat Theatre, Puget Sound Revels, Harlequin Productions, Tacoma Little Theatre, Lakewood Playhouse, and AK-L5 Productions. This season you can see his work at Tacoma Opera's Marriage of Figaro and The Merry Widow, Puget Sound Revels' Christmas Revels, AK-L5's The Last Five Years at Taproot's Issac Theatre, and I Am My Own Wife, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and A Steady Rain with Harlequin Productions.