Greg Griffin (Class of 2007)
"What meant the most to me from my education at UW-Platteville was the time the theatre faculty took to mentor me both one on one and in the classroom, and the numerous opportunities that were provided for me to grow and develop my skills as a theatre artist in a realized setting."
Greg Griffin graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in criminal justice, and minor in theatre. His love for theatre while at UW-Platteville and the guidance from the faculty there led him to attending graduate school at Western Illinois University where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in theatrical design and technology in 2010. While at UW-Platteville Greg was active both on and off stage, performing roles in A Servant of Two Masters (2003), Barefoot in the Park (2005), Pirates of Penzance (2006), and Much Ado About Nothing (2007). However it was Greg's contributions behind the scenes that would shape his career path. During his course of study at UW-Platteville Greg served as the sound designer on numerous productions, as well as the lighting designer for Savage/Love (2006) and Old Times (2007). It was through these productions that Greg would come to realize his passion for design and technology in the theatre world. Since graduating from UW-Platteville Greg has designed professionally on over 75 productions. He has worked for theatre companies across the country including, The Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw, Ind.; The Town and Gown Players, in Fairmont, W.Va.; The Great Midwestern Educational Theatre Company; The Chicago Academy for the Arts; and The Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colo. In 2010 Greg returned to UW-Platteville and designed the lighting for the Heartland Festival Production of Beauty and the Beast. Currently Greg is in his fourth year as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio where he teaches theatrical design and technology. In addition to teaching Greg owns and operates his own freelance business, PFMDesign, offering theatrical design and consultation services, sound and lighting equipment rental, and special event Design and DJ services. Greg currently serves as the Vice Chair of Design Technology and Management for The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 2, and in 2014 will assume the position of chair until 2017. Greg is also active with the Ohio Valley Section of The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and continues to work on a regular basis with the Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, as their Sound Designer and Head of Production.
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