Michael (Del) DeLorm

Senior Lecturer - Lighting Design, Technical Theatre, Stage Management

Office: FAB 215   |    Phone: (308) 865-8414   |    Email: delormmj@unk.edu

Michael (Del) DeLorm

Biography

Del DeLorm joined the faculty as a lecturer in Lighting Design and Stage Management in the fall of 2013.  A North Carolina native, he attended UNC-Asheville for his undergraduate degree as an actor and director before switching to design when he realized it meant he would get to play with power tools and electricity for a living.  Del received his MFA in Theatre Production and Design from the University of Memphis, after which he spent several years in Memphis designing for companies such as Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, and Theatre Memphis.  He returned to the NC mountains when he joined the faculty of Western Carolina University, where he taught lighting, stage management, and sound for eight years, while also serving as the Technical Director of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Among Del’s favorite designs are The Consul (UM –Opera), Something Wicked This Way Comes (UM), Sideman (Playhouse on the Square), The Drowsy Chaperone (WCU), and The Birthday Party (UNK).  He is thrilled to be a part of the UNK Theatre family.

Courses Taught

THEA 120        Introduction to the Theatre
THEA 296        Elements of Theatrical Design
THEA 322        Theatre & Stage Management
THEA 447        Lighting Design