Lynn Ware - Technical Director

PCPA (since 2012): Has worked as Technical Director on all the shows since starting at PCPA. It is Lynn’s job to take a set of drawings done by a designer and figure out how to manipulate the laws of physics in order to achieve the dream and goals of the creators of the show. All this is done while creating budgets and build time lines.  

Other Theaters: Technical Director, George Street Playhouse (2007-2012): Toxic Avenger, Shoulda Been You. Assistant Technical Director, George Street Playhouse (2005-2007); Paper Mill Playhouse, over hire carpenter (2005-2007); Tucan, Carpenter/Welder

Teaches: Stagecraft

Training: MFA in Technical Design, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is a hands on approach. I am trying to give the students the valuable information they need in order to survive the world out there while also drilling in the basics of how to build scenery.  The scene shop is not always the most glamourous of the disciplines in technical theater. It is all worth it when you stand a project up and it looks pretty darn good. Working with students in the scene shop is about learning the ins and outs of using hand and power tools.  I make sure the students are trained on all our machinery before beginning their first projects. I then send them onto the shop floor and watch them build and answer questions as they arise but the most important lesson is up to them and sometimes you need to fail in order to succeed.