Benjamin Golden

Lighting and Sound Supervisor
Theatre Arts
Office hours
348A Center For The Arts
608.785.8529
bgolden@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Lighting Design and Technology, Sound Design and Technology, Projection Design, 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 designed or instructed at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Viterbo University, Cardinal Stritch University and St. Olaf College. As a master electrician, he has woked 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

UWL 100 - First Year Seminar

THA 110 - Theatre Appreciation

THA 360 - Theatre Practicum

THA 490 - Senior Capstone

Teaching history

THA 342 - Sound Design

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

Education

MFA - Theatre and Drama
Lighting Design Emphasis
University of Wisconsin - Madison

BA - Theatrical Design and Production, American Studies
St. Olaf College