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Liz Haynes

Associate Professor of the Practice of Theatre
Technical Direction

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.