Robert Wagner

Position title: Scenic Studio Supervisor


Phone: 608-263-3330

2131A Vilas Hall

Rob joined the Department in Fall 2012. He teaches classes to students and serves as the Scene Studio Supervisor for University Theatre Productions and Operations.

He brought with him over 20 years professional experience in technical theatre. He began his career path running lights for his very first show in junior high school over 30 years ago and has never found a reason to stop. Rob has experience as a master carpenter, master electrician, scenic charge, welder, scenic designer, lighting designer, sound designer, props carpenter, a host of run crew positions, and for the last twelve years, technical director.

Professionally, Rob has worked for Hoffend and Sons Rigging, Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Austin Lyric Opera, ACME Production Services, The Milwaukee Ballet, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Waukesha Civic Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, as well as the Skylight Opera Theatre for ten years. Rob’s vast experience has provided him with the knowledge and tools to achieve his life dream – to teach.

Rob holds an Associates Degree in Theatre Technology from College of Du Page, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scene Design from Northern Illinois University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Technical Direction from the University of Texas/ Austin.