Micah Maatman

Faculty

Associate Professor 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, and watching the Bears on Sundays despite my residency in Viking country.

Visit my website at: www.MJMaatman.com

Education

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


Courses Taught

Current

T/D-115 (Assistant Stage Manager); T/D-215 (Stage Management); T/D-260 (Arts Management); T/D-344 (Special Topic: Design Colloquium); T/D-390 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Reflection, Documentation, and Presentation); and T/D-398 (Theatre Honors Project)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
T/D-370Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research122013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-215Stage Management82013/FA, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2012/JN
T/D-270Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research82013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-115Assistant Stage Manager72013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2012/JN
T/D-103Experiments in Design72012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
T/D-390Advanced Studies in Performance: Reflection, Documentation, and Presentation52013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-399Senior Project52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
T/D-229Scenery: Craft and Design32013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-398Theatre Honors Project32013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
T/D-244ST:Scenic Painting32013/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
FTS-100First Term Seminar32012/FA, 2010/FA, and 2008/FA
T/D-260Arts Management32012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
T/D-241Theatrical Media and Design Technology22011/SP and 2009/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