Ben Dawson

Clinical Assistant Professor/Production Manager/Technical Director



Florida State University, Master of Fine Arts



Prior to coming to UIC, Ben most recently worked as Production Manager with Lifeline Theatre and as Associate Technical Director with Lookingglass Theatre Company. He has also served--among other things--as Production Manager for Pine Box Theater, WildClaw Theatre, and for Sideshow Theatre Company (where he is currently an Artistic Associate); as Technical Director for Haven Theatre and The Strange Tree Group; and as the Scene Shop Foreman at Goodman Theatre. Prior to coming to Chicago, Ben served as the Production Safety Coordinator with The Santa Fe Opera and as Art Director for several television series with networks like Discovery, PBS, MTV and VH1. 

Courses Taught

THTR 150 - Technical Theatre
THTR 182 - Practicum in Theater: Run Crew
THTR 183 - Practicum in Theater: Build Crew
THTR 283 - Practicum in Technical Theatre