David Joseph Castellano, M.F.A.

Theatre Arts
Associate Professor
Creative Arts Center R148Q, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

David J Castellano is an Associate Professor of Theatre for Stage Management

and Scenic Technology for Wright State University’s Department of Theatre,

Dance, and Motion Pictures.


David continues to work as a freelance designer and theatrical consultant and

has the pleasure working for several companies including Richard Frankel

Productions, William Ivey Long Studios, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Phoenix

Opera, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Stray Cat Theatre and Rocky Mountain

Theatre for Kids.


Some of his favorite projects include Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway &

National Tour), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Frogs (The Lincoln Center - NY),

Octopus (Stray Cat Theatre - AZ), Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (Actors

Theatre of Phoenix - AZ), The Skriker (The lida Project - CO), Spring Awakening

(Phoenix Theatre/NNT - AZ) and The d Word (NYC).

David graduated from the University of Evansville with a B.F.A. in Theatre Design

and Technology and Ohio University with a M.F.A. in Scenic and Costume Design.

He is also a member of USA829.





Education History

M.F.A. in Production, Design and Technology from Ohio University

B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology from The University of Evansville


Courses Taught

  • TH 1020 Intro to Technical Theatre

  • TH 2100 Theatre Technology - Administration

  • TH 2100 Theatre Technology - Scene Shop

  • TH 2140 Theatre in Western Culture

  • TH 2200 Stagecraft

  • TH 2220 Theatre Production

  • TH 2260 Graphics III - Drafting

  • TH 3010 Intro to Theatrical Design

  • TH 3200 Applied Theatre Tech I

  • TH 3330 Computer Graphics I - AutoCAD20

  • TH 3510 Stage Management I

  • TH 3520 Stage Management II

  • TH 4100 Stage Management Practicum

  • TH 4200 Applied Theatre Tech II

  • TH 4330 Computer Graphics II - Photoshop

  • LA 4000 CELIA Internship - Theatre

Students Advised

David currently is the advisor for B.F.A Stage Management Majors, B.F.A. Scenic Technology Majors with an Emphasis in Technical Direction, B.F.A Costume Design Majors, B.F.A. Costume Technology Majors, and CELIA Arts Administration Certificate for the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures.


Professional Affiliations/Memberships




USITT – Ohio Valley Section (Board Member)

Guild of Scenic Artists


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