Position: Associate Professor, Theatre; Technical Director
Employed Since: 2020
B.F.A. Otterbein College; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David Steinmetz has more than 30 years of professional experience as a technical director in the entertainment industry and education. A lifelong love of learning and building has propelled Steinmetz to transform vision into reality for a wide variety of client’s time and time again. Some of his professional credits include Tony Award-winning theaters and national tour, dance, opera, theme parks, corporate meetings, product launches and displays. National and international credits include touring acts, conventions, trade-shows and church conferences. Some of his educational credits include being the technical director and an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky and technical director for the opera program at the University of Illinois. Steinmetz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otterbein University (1993) and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana (2005). He is also a journeyman member with IATSE Local 346.