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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Office: Scene Shop, EHC Theatre
Phone: (210) 829-3809
E-mail: jbennett@uiwtx.edu

Courses Taught:

  • THAR 1191 Theatre Practicum
  • THAR 2192 Theatre Practicum
  • THAR 2193 Theatre Practicum
  • THAR 2360 Introduction to Technical Production
  • THAR 3194 – Advanced Theatre Practicum
  • THAR 3195 – Advanced Theatre Practicum
  • THAR 4196 – Advanced Theatre Practicum
  • THAR 3363 – Lighting Design
  • THAR 4399 – Special Topics: Production Management
  • THAR 4399 – Special Topics: Stage Management

Justin serves as the production manager and frequently as the technical director and lighting designer for the department’s production season. He earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from University of the Incarnate Word and an MFA in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama. He is an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician and Certified Rigger - Theatre.

Outside of UIW, Justin serves as the Engineering Commissioner for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). He also supports the work of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association's (ESTA) Technical Standards Program, as Co-Chair of the Electrical Power Working Group and as a member of the Photometrics Working Group.

Mr. Bennett’s graduate thesis, Electrical Safety: A Standards Based Approach for the Entertainment Electrician, was recognized by USITT for “Excellence in Engineering Research” and is currently being developed for publication. The Alamo Theatre Arts Council has recognized his design work with Globe awards for “Excellence in Lighting Design.” At Yale, he was selected by his peers to receive the Edward C. Cole Memorial Award. This award is given to the student who best exemplifies the ingenuity, creativity, craftsmanship, and dedication to the art of theater that are the hallmarks of the theater technician.