Faculty Profile for Colin Shay

profile photo for Colin Shay
Colin Shay
Assistant Professor — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-2147

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Colin is the Assistant Professor of Technical Production at Texas State University where he serves as the Technical Director for the University. Originally from Indianapolis, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as well as a Masters of Fine Arts in Technical Production from Florida State University. Before coming to Texas State, Colin served as the Technical Director at Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. Additionally, he has held the positions of Technical Director at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Technical Director at Creede Repertory Theatre and the Assistant Production Manager at Butler University.

Teaching Interests

Theatrical Rigging, Theatrical Welding, Theatrical Automation, and Stagecraft.

Research Interests

Repertory Theatre Practices, and Theatrical Automation.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Technical Director, MERGE. 2023.
    • MERGE. Harrison Theatre, San Marcos Texas.
  • Technical Director, DeMaskUs. 2023.
    • DeMaskUs. Harrison Theatre, San Marcos Texas.
  • Technical Director, She Kills Monsters. 2023.
    • She Kills Monsters. Harrison Theatre, San Marcos Texas.
  • Technical Director, RENT. 2023.
    • RENT. Harrison Theatre, San Marcos Texas.
  • Technical Director, Winters Tale. 2022 - 2023.
    • Winters Tale. Roe Green Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University. May 1, 2020

Selected Service Activities

Season Selection Committee
Curriculum Committee
Texas State University / Design and Production Meetings
August 26, 2019-Present
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 205
January 2017-Present
University Leadership Assembly
August 1, 2021-2023