Theatre and Drama 561:
Advanced Production Lab
with Jim Greco
About this Course
Advanced Production Lab is an advanced theatre course. Specifically, this course can be identified as “THEATRE 561: Lab 001” in the course guide (linked below). Students will put emphasis on fulfilling one major assignment in theatre performance or production situation such as:
- Stage manager
- Master carpenter
- Wardrobe master
- Properties master
May 15 – June 11
Meet Your Professor
Costume Studio Supervisor (Faculty Associate)
Jim joined the Department in 2001. He teaches Fundamentals of Costume Technology (Stage Makeup and Sewing for the Theatre) and Costume Technology (Draping and Crafts) and he serves as the Costume Studio Supervisor for University Theatre Productions and Operations. Jim is the founder of our innovation activities related to Summer Theatre Camp for High School Students, which started Summer of 2013.
As a Costume Shop Manager, he has worked for Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, GeVa Theatre, and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. As a draper he has created costumes for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Alliance Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. Jim has worked with Tony award winning designers Martin Pakledinaz, Catherine Zuber, and Ann Hould-Ward. He has designed for the Florida Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Whoop De Doo, GeVa, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa as well as here at the UW-Madison.
Jim earned a M.F.A at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL and a B.F.A from Illinois Weslyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. (source)