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Benjamin Golden

Specialty area(s)

Lighting Design and Technology, Sound Design and Technology, Projection Design, Theatre Technology, Sustainability in Theatre, Carpentry

Brief biography

Ben Golden joined UW-LaCrosse in 2015 as an Associate Lecturer and the Lighting and Sound Supervisor in the Department of Theatre Arts. His lighting and sound designs have been seen in professional theatres throughout the midwest, including the Children’s Theatre of Madison, Music Theatre of Madison, Nova Theatre Company, and Heartland Theatre Festival. He has also served as a guest designer at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Viterbo University, Cardinal Stritch University and St. Olaf College. As a master electrician, he has worked with the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, and Theatre Lila. He is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

Current courses at UWL

THA 342 - Sound Design and Engineering 

THA 360 - Theatre Practicum

THA 481 - Independent Study

THA 482 - Special Topics - Advanced Lighting and Sound

THA 490 - Senior Capstone


Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - Lighting Design
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Theatrical Design and Production, American Studies
St. Olaf College

Teaching history

UWL 100 - First Year Seminar

THA 110 - Theatre Appreciation

Research and publishing

Areas of research interest:

Evironmental Sustainbility in Theatre Design

The Teaching of Craft and Hand-Work in the Liberal Arts

Problem Based Learning in Theatre Design Pedogogy