Jack Wade

Rank/Position: Professor/Chair
Teaching Areas: Design and Technology/Theatre History
Other Roles: Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, Director

Office: CT 104
Phone: 845-257-3691

Courses Taught: Lighting Design I, Lighting Design II, Computer Rendering, Theatre IV (Design Portfolio Development), Theatre History I, Theatre History II, 20th Century Design


Jack Wade is Professor of Theatre and Chair of The Department of Theatre Arts. A theatre historian, he designs lighting and scenery and directs in the departmental main-stage season. His designs have been seen Off-Broadway and in many regional theatres across the country. He has been a distinguished mentor of many designers and performers who have gone on to work in the professional theatre, television and film industries. As a playwright, his recent play, Red Masquerade, was recognized for distinguished achievement by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Among his awards for playwriting and design, he is the recipient of the Theatre Crafts International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Design and Technology. Professor Wade is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and holds the MFA from The Hilberry Repertory Theatre Graduate Program at Wayne State University.