Michael (Del) DeLorm

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Lighting Design, Technical Theatre & Stage Management

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

Michael (Del) DeLorm


Del DeLorm joined the UNK Theatre & Dance faculty in the fall of 2013 teaching Lighting Design and Stage Management. 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 productions are The Consul (UM –Opera), Something Wicked This Way Comes (UM), Sideman (Playhouse on the Square), The Drowsy Chaperone (WCU), and, of course, directing Rashomon (UNK).

Courses Taught

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