Mr. Mark Collino
Theater Technical Manager
Office: PASB 215-A
BFA in Technical Theater at the
University of Toledo
in with an emphasis in Lighting and Sound.
Mr. Collino has been the Technical Theater Manager or "TD" at TSU for 7 years. He designs and builds all of the sets and lighting for the Department of Communications productions and the Music Departments Opera.
He has been doing professional theater across the country with some of the countries best know regional theaters since 1984; such as the
Walnut Street Theater
George Street Playhouse
Mill Mountain Theater
Tennessee Repertory Theater
to name a few.
Mr. Collino then took a break for a few years and taught technical theater at
Desiring a return to the professional world he became the Lighting Designer for Opryland Productions at
where he designed lights for many of Country Music's biggest stars, Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood, Lorrie Morgan, Faith Hill, Tanya Tucker and Garth Brooks are some of the over 60 stars he designed lights for.
While with Gaylord Mr. Collino had the extreme pleasure to design lighting for several cruise ships in the
Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruise
lines fleets. His greatest joy was working with Dick Clark Productions on a production of American Bandstand Classics at the Roy Acuff Theater and especially on an event at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville with many of the artists with the world famous
Cirque du Soleil
He also had the opportunity to be the Lighting Designer for the national tour of "Always Patsy Cline" with the
Before joining the Department as an adjunct faculty member Mr. Collino was a Project Manager with
, working on such projects as the
Dickson Rennaissance Center
in Hattiesburg Mississippi,
City Walk at Universal Studios Orlando
, and Joel Osteens
in Houston Texas.
He is an active member of the
He also recieved a Certificate of Merit from Governor Sundquist for his design and participation in the State of Tennessee's Bicentennial Celebration in 1996.