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M. Barrett (Barry) Cleveland

Professor Barry Cleveland Enjoying a green coconut in Bali


Curriculum Vitae

M. Barrett Cleveland, MFA

July 1, 2008                                                         


Rank or Title: Associate Professor, Production Manager

Academic Unit: Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, Department of Theatre, California State University Northridge

Program Areas: Theatre Design and Technology; Management; Introduction to Theatre

Research/Creative Emphasis: Integrating microcomputer technology into the production/design process; Production Manager; Technical Director; Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Designer



Master of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, Texas Christian University, 1976. (The MFA is the terminal degree in theatre.)

Bachelor of Arts, Drama, Trinity University (Texas), 1972.

Professional Teaching Experience

2008 - Present Associate Professor/Production Manager: Faculty Technology Associate

2004 – 2008    Assistant Professor/Production Manager, California State University Northridge

1999 – 2004    Associate Professor, Lighting/Sound Designer, Theatre Program, Colorado State University

1998-1999       Sabbatical, Colorado State University

1997-1998       Fulbright Senior Scholar National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1994-1997       Director of Theatre, Colorado State University

1993-1997       Associate Professor/Technical Director/Lighting Designer Colorado State University

1990-1993       Assistant Professor/Technical Director/Lighting Designer Colorado State University

1985-1990       Assistant Professor/Production Coordinator, Department of Theatre, The Ohio State University

1979-1985       Instructor/Technical Director, Department of Dramatic Arts, The University of South Alabama


Teaching Responsibilities (1979 - Present)

·         Theatre Management

·         Lighting Technology

·         Lighting Design

·         Dance Production

·         Introduction to Theatre

·         Drafting

·         Metals Technology

·         Beginning Acting

·         Stage Craft

·         Scene Design

·         Stage Management

·         Theatre History


Professional Memberships

Click On the Links to these professional organizations
  1. The United States Institute for Theatre Tecinology -- Publications Committee 2004 - Present
  2. The International Visual Literacy Association -- Board of Directors 2004 - Present
  3. The Fulgright Alumni Association - Member
  4. USITT Southern California Section -- Member
  5. Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Fulbright Association - Member
  6. The China Institute: California State University Northridge - Member
  7. Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society - Member

Awards & Honors


USITT Herbert D. Greggs Award: "Fort Worth for Entertainment: Billy Rose's Casa Manana 1936-1939"


Keystroke: 2006 Live Design International Projection Product of the Year.  Lighting Dimensions International, Las Vegas, October 21.


Provost's N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation: Colorado State University

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Biennial Theatre Technology Exhibits, Jury Prizes.

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Biennial Theatre Technology Exhibits, Jury Prizes.


Illuminating a Production with Digital Multimedia: Minneapolis.


Fulbright Scholar, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Multimedia 35mm Slides for Everyman, Pittsburgh. (In Association with Colorado State University student David W. Guard, 80% Contribution)


Retrofitting Projectors to Interface with a Microcomputer Lighting Controller, Calgary. (In Association with Mark W. Shanda, 50% Contribution) Retrofitting


Contact Information


News and Announcements

E-PIF Project


Sound Workshops: Department of Drama and Theatre, National Taiwan University


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