Jonathan Sabo Professor of Theatre


M.F.A., Wayne State University
B.A., Bethel College, IN

TAC 115

Professor Sabo has more than 20 years of experience as a college scenic designer, technical director and lighting designer, having served on the faculties of Bethel College of Indiana, Nazareth College of New York, and Westmont College in California. He also serves as a lighting and staging consultant for churches. His Master of Fine Arts degree is in scenic design.

THE114 - Stagecraft

A practical course which introduces students to the organization, skills and materials necessary for mounting a stage production.(2 credits)

THE130 - Introduction to Design

An introduction to the concepts of design necessary to approach, create and critically evaluate a theatrical performance environment. Study of the processes of script analysis, design research and communication. Breakdown of aspects and elements that define the most commonly held principles of scenery, costume, lighting and sound design.(2 credits)

THE226 - Scene Design

THE230 - Costume Design

A study of methods and approaches to costume design for the theatre.Prerequisite: THE130.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)

Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Clinton, IA

Into the Woods; Little Shop of Horrors; Bye, Bye, Birdie; She Loves Me; Almost, Maine

Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah, VA

She Loves Me

Huntington University Theatre, Huntington, IN

The Drowsy Chaperone

Short North Stage, Columbus, OH

The Fantasticks

Production designer for local children's television show, Surf Productions/FOX 31, Rochester, NY

Production designer, Warner Advertising, Rochester, NY

Actor, Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle

I.A.T.S.E. Local 187

Theatre Communications Group


Scenic design for master’s thesis, Moliere’s The Misanthrope

Co-winner of the Detroit Free Press award for Best Theatrical Design of the Season, 1985-86