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Civic Theatre names Jonathan Maag Lighting & Sound Supervisor/Technical Director

Civic Theatre names Robert Shoquist Scenic Supervisor/Technical Director

Foellinger Foundation awards Civic Theatre with $50,000 grant

Civic Theatre content advisories for the 2011-12 season

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Civic Theatre names Jonathan Maag Lighting & Sound Supervisor/Technical Director
Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 1:33pm

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has selected Jonathan Maag as Lighting & Sound Supervisor/Technical Director effective January 2012. Most recently Maag served as Technical Director/Lighting Designer for Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Prior to that Maag worked as a free-lance Lighting Designer and Master Electrician with Allenberry Professional Theatre Conservatory (PA) and Cortland Repertory Theatre (NY).

Maag received a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Arts Management from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Maag joins Robert Shoquist in Civic Theatre’s production department with Shoquist focusing on Scenic Design while Maag will supervise Lighting & Sound for Civic productions. Maag and Shoquist will share duties as the theatre’s Technical Director.


Civic Theatre names Robert Shoquist Scenic Supervisor/Technical Director
Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 1:29pm

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has selected Robert Shoquist as Co-Production Manager/Technical Director effective November 1, 2011. Shoquist comes most recently from New York where he worked as a free lance scenic designer for Harbor Lights Theater Company, Apt 29 Productions-Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row and The Workshop Theatre.

In addition Shoquist served as the Scenic Designer/Technical Director for the Allenberry Playhouse in Boiling Springs, PA in 2010. He has provided scenic design for productions at the West Virginia Public Theatre (WV), Diamante Productions (IL), Citadel Theatre (IL), The High School Institute (IL), Northwestern University (IL) and Boise State University (ID). Shoquist is a Kennedy Center/ACTF Meritorious Achievement Award Winner in Scenic Design for Life is a Dream (2004) and Proof (2005). He is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

Shoquist received a B.A. in Theatre Arts (Design/Directing) from Boise State University and a M.F.A. in Stage Design (Scenic/Lighting) from Northwestern University. While at Northwestern he was an Instructor and Assistant Instructor for Design Process courses.

“Civic Theatre is thrilled to attract an individual with Robert’s credentials to our staff. He will join Ashley Screech Owens as co-production manager overseeing all technical aspects of staging our shows. Robert’s position will include working with our talented volunteer base in the areas of design execution, set building, painting, audio, lighting...all of the components that bring our productions to the stage,” explains Executive/Artistic Director Phillip H. Colglazier.


Foellinger Foundation awards Civic Theatre with $50,000 grant
Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 12:15pm

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre was recently awarded grant support for the 2011-12 Season from Foellinger Foundation.  The grant, in the amount of $50,000 for general operations, was made in support of the Civic Theatre’s mission to entertain, enlighten, inspire, educate and enrich the community through quality live theatre.

The 2011-12 Season includes seven staged productions and opens with the musical Hairspray, presented at the Arts United Center beginning July 23, 2011.


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