Alan Hendrickson

Professor in the Practice of Technical Design and Production & Electro Mechanical Lab Supervisor


Alan Hendrickson,  Professor in the Practice  

. BS Bates College ('74); MFA Yale School of Drama ('83). As Electro-Mechanical Lab Supervisor since '79, Mr. Hendrickson has designed, built, and advised students in the creation of numerous mechanical effects. An independent consultant in scenery mechanization and control since 1984, his consulting work includes hydraulic system design, control system design, and mechanical design for several Broadway shows including Lion King, Beauty and the Beast (national tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Aladdin. An avid collector of books and prints related to theatre architecture, he augments his History of Theatre Architecture course with numerous examples of rare original source material. Mr. Hendrickson has been a USITT member and frequent conference panelist since 1985, and published Mechanical Design for the Stage through Focal Press in 2008.