Brian McVicker

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Technical Director

Theater, Television and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA, 92182
Office: DA 106B
Phone: 619-594-1096

Brian serves as the faculty Technical Director for the School of Theatre, Television, and Film. Brian joined SDSU in 2015 after moving to San Diego from Washington, D.C. While in D.C. Brian served as Associate Technical Director for Arena Stage. At Arena Brian worked on all manner of productions from dramas to musicals & dance. He helped produce several world premieres including The Velocity of Autumn (which continued onto Broadway), The Shoplifters, and The Originalist. Prior to Arena, Brian was the Associate Technical Director for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. While there he was involved in the production of the world premieres of Civilization (All You Can Eat), Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, You for Me for You, and Stupid F@$#ing Bird. Brian also served as Assistant Technical Director and Master Carpenter for the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Brian received his Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Technical Production from Boston University. While in Boston, Brian served as Technical Director for companies such as Actor’s Shakespeare Project and Boston Midsummer Opera. Brian also worked as Assistant Technical Director for Opera Boston’s world premiere of Madam Whitesnake. In 2010 he took this production to Beijing, China to be part of the Beijing Music Festival.

Brian has been an active member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology since 2004. He serves on several committees including the Fundamentals committee and the Portfolio committee; both of these are geared towards helping young theatre technicians develop the skills needed to seek professional employment. He spoke at the 2016 annual conference on the subject of managing across disciplines. Brian continues his professional career at the Old Globe Theatre, here in San Diego, as Assistant Technical Director. Where he has helped on such world premieres as The Heart of Rock & Roll, and Almost Famous.

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