Micah Maatman


Associate Professor and Chair in Theatre and Dance

I have been on the Gustavus Adolphus College Department Theatre and Dance faculty as the Head of the Design since 2007. I received my B.A. in Theatre from Hope College and hold an M.F.A. in Theatrical Design with emphasis in Scenic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I love exploring how we express ourselves visually, and enjoy talking about and exploring the thoughts and implications behind visual expression with students. At Gustavus, I teach a wide range of course work including Beginning Experiments in Design, Scenery: Craft and Design, Lighting and Sound: Craft and Design, Theatrical Media and Design Technology, and Arts Management among others. I am exceptionally proud of the work I do with students preparing them to enter the professional word of theatre by helping them prepare resumes, portfolios, and DVDs of their performances. I love working with young theatre professionals and take great satisfaction from helping young artists connect to, explore, and think creatively about the spaces that surround us.

When not in Anderson Theatre, I enjoy woodworking and woodcarving, spending time with my daughter Emilia and wife Jenn, and watching da Bears on Sundays.

Visit my website at: www.MJMaatman.com


B.A. Hope College; M.F.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught


T/D-115 (Assistant Stage Manager); T/D-215 (Stage Management); T/D-229 (Scenery: Craft and Design); T/D-270 (Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research); T/D-370 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research); T/D-390 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Reflection, Documentation, and Presentation); and T/D-398 (Theatre Honors Project)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
T/D-370Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research142014/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-215Stage Management122015/JN, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2012/JN
T/D-115Assistant Stage Manager102015/JN, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2012/JN
T/D-270Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research102014/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-103Experiments in Design82014/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
T/D-390Advanced Studies in Performance: Reflection, Documentation, and Presentation62014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-398Theatre Honors Project52014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
T/D-399Senior Project52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
FTS-100FTS:Design Cultrl Space42014/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, and 2008/FA
T/D-260Arts Management42014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
T/D-229Scenery: Craft and Design32013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-244ST:Scenic Painting32013/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
T/D-241Theatrical Media and Design Technology22011/SP and 2009/SP
T/D-344Special Topic: Design Colloquium12014/SP
T/D-272Intermediate Creative Expression12013/JN
T/D-372Advanced Creative Expression12012/JN
T/D-221Light and Sound: Craft and Design12008/SP
T/D-211Scenery/Props Practicum12008/JN
T/D-373Advanced Design and Stagecraft12007/FA
T/D-101Theatre Appreciation12007/FA