Susan Barrett MA

Department Chairperson of Theatre
Applied Professor of Theatre Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


Susan Barrett is an Applied Professor and the Chair of the Department of Theatre. This is her 20th year at TU. Over the years, she has been fortunate to mentor 6 student finalists in the National KC/ACTF design or stage management competitions. In 2006, Susan added projection design as an area of emphasis making TU one of the first undergraduate programs to offer this new technology to students.

Susan has worked professionally as a lighting, scenic, costume, or projection designer at such places as Tulsa Shakespeare in the Park, Signature Symphony, The Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, as a cultural exchange artist at the University of Windsor, The Attic
Theatre in Detroit, Hope Summer Repertory, Eisenhower Dance, and The University of Michigan-Flint. As a free-lance scenic artist she has produced work for such companies as Coca-Cola, The Jack Caldwell Petroleum Company and Theodore Geisel's Dr. Seuss National Museum Tour. Early in her career Susan was the Production Manager for Dallas Ballet, and the first woman ever hired as a scenic artist apprentice at Dallas Stage Scenery.

M.A., Texas Tech University
B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

FS 1973 First Seminar
THEA 1220 Theatre Production Practicum
THEA 1223 Theatre Graphics
THEA 3011 Stage Management
THEA 3021 Stage Management Practicum
THEA 3093 Portfolio/Rendering
THEA 3103 Lighting Design
THEA 4513 Advanced Lighting Design
THEA 4563 Special Topics in Theatre
THEA 4973 Senior Seminar Process