Michael Hartwell

Associate Professor of Technical Theatre/Design

Stagecraft, Scenic Painting, Stage Management, Scenic & Lighting Design


M.F.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

B.S., Boise State University

Professional Experience

Beyond the academic environment Michael has worked at numerous professional theatres in the Boise area to include; Boise Contemporary Theater- design credits; Velocity of Autumn, Fully Committed, The Cripple of Inishmaan. Technical Direction; Norway, Animals Out of Paper, Last of the Breed, The Pillowman, Three Days of Rain. Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Production Manager (2001-2004), Technical Director (2005-2006) Designer of Shakespearience (2005-2007) Idaho Theatre for Youth (2003-2008). Opera Idaho; Technical Director, Faust (2009).  Michael is co-owner of theatrical/graphic design company, Studio Twelve O2, specializing in design, construction, and technical installation.  US Bank Home and Garden Show (2007, 2006).