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Chris Swetcky

Assistant Professor, Technical Theatre, Technical Director
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Before coming to Penn State, Chris worked for American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Associate Technical Director. While at A.R.T. Chris worked on numerous productions, world premieres, and several Broadway hits, including Porgy and Bess, Pippin, All the Way, and most recently Finding Neverland. Chris received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Fairfield University and then went on to earn his M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production from Yale University?s School of Drama. Chris’s primary area of research is focused in automation and electronic control systems, and in theatrical machinery, including motors, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Chris is a proud member of United States Institute for Theatre Technicians (USITT).