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 at TSU since 2001. He designs all of the audio and lighting for the Department of Communications productions and the Music Departments music events in the Cox/Lewis Theater.
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 , GeVa Theater , Mill Mountain Theater and the Tennessee Repertory Theater to name a few.
Mr. Collino then took a break for a few years and taught technical theater at Colgate University .
Desiring a return to the professional world he became the Lighting Designer for Opryland Productions at Gaylord Entertainment 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 company.
Before joining the Department as an adjunct faculty member Mr. Collino was a Project Manager with Barbizon Lighting , working on such projects as the Dickson Rennaissance Center in Dickson Tennessee, WDAM TV in Hattiesburg Mississippi, City Walk at Universal Studios Orlando , and Joel Osteens Lakewood Church in Houston Texas.
He is an active member of the TTA and USITT. 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.