David Pierce, Associate Professor, Production Manager, and Lighting Supervisor

M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison | davpierc@nmu.edu

David Pierce earned his MFA in Theatre Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as Production Manager and Lighting Supervisor for the Department of Theatre and Dance. He teaches courses in stage electrics, lighting design, and stage management.  He is an active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) as well the Production Managers Forum, a network for production managers of non-profit theatre, dance, opera companies, and educational theatres in North America, where he currently serves as a member of the academic affinity group subcommittee.  


Professionally, David has served as the Technical Director and Production Manager for the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY, a company devoted to new and contemporary work, where he has been apart of such productions as Murder for Two, Filming O’Keefe, The Whale, Spun, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, and many others.  He is also a freelance lighting designer with design credits (selected) of The Producers, Above the Timberline, Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, What We Leave Behind, and Disney’s Tarzan.

David Pierce