- Theatre - Technical Director
- 203 Taylor Theatre
- [email protected]
Chip Haas has been at UNCG for over twenty years and is currently the Director of Production for the School of Theatre and a Lecturer within the Design & Technical Production program. As Director of Production, he is responsible for overseeing the production program, handling budgets, schedules, facilities, whatever is needed to keep School of Theatre productions on time and in budget. For nineteen years, Chip wore the additional hat of Technical Director for the School of Theatre, in which he served as the technical director for over 80 different productions and mentored student technical directors for more than 30. As a lecturer, he teaches classes in stagecrafts, technical production, advanced stagecrafts, CAD, technical direction, and stage automation. In addition, he serves as the primary academic advisor for the BFA in Design & Technical Production program.
Chip has over thirty years of teaching experience, serving on the faculty at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Ball State University prior to UNCG. He has been the technical director for over 200 productions in his career as well as being a scene designer, lighting designer, or sound designer/engineer for many others.
In addition to UNCG, he works professionally with Imagine Design and Production and High Point Theatre as a rigger, flyman, electrician, audio engineer, stage manager, and deck carpenter. Chip is also a proud Journeyman with IATSE Local 635. Previously, he has worked with Triad Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Omni Productions, McLeod Summer Theatre and a wide variety of concert and crew calls throughout the years.
Chip holds a MFA in Technical Production from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a BA in Theatre from Lenoir-Rhyne University.