Associate Professor of the Practice of Theatre
Liz Haynes is from Nashville, TN. She received her undergraduate degrees from Clemson University graduating with a BA in Production Studies in Performing Arts and a BA in Modern Languages with an emphasis in Spanish. In May of 2020, she completed her thesis "Sustainability in Theatrical Production" and earned her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Her thesis and continued research focus on systematic ways for any size performing arts company to make renewable and sustainable choices regardless of staffing and monetary resources. Outside of the theatrical world, she is working on home remodels and custom fabrication projects with a focus on sustainability as well.
Her professional work has taken her throughout the country to South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Previously Liz has worked with Porthouse Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Chautauqua Theater Company. Liz worked for three (and prepped for a fourth that was thwarted by COVID-19) summers with Chautauqua Theater Company as Assistant Technical Director (1 year), then as Technical Director. There she oversaw the build and rigging for seven shows in nine weeks each summer as well as facilitated the education of carpentry and scenic painting apprentices.