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Michael Cottom

Assistant Professor: Technical Theater
B.A. Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.F.A., Theatre Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Michael has been involved in theater technology and the arts for over 30 years. His resume includes nationally-recognized theater companies such as Alaska Repertory Theater, Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis, Classical Theater of Harlem, Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Stage One: Louisville Children's Theater and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Michael has also owned and operated two successful design/fabrication companies, Temple Design Studios, Inc., in Minneapolis and Michael Cottom Woodworking Studio in Lesvos, Greece. Previously, he has taught at the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael's skills include technical design, project management, furniture design and construction, fine woodworking and metalworking, AutoCAD, properties design, and automation technology. Michael's non-work interests revolve around his family, running, and the outdoors.



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