Michael O'Connell came to UGA in 2005. He had previously been the Technical Director for the University of Iowa Department of Theatre, The Dallas Theatre Center, The Portland Stage Company, Capital Rep, The North Shore Music Theatre, and The Maine State Music Theatre. He has worked as Production Manager for the Virginia Stage Company, and St. Mary's University where he also designed lighting. Prior to technical direction and design Michael spent many years as a carpenter in regional theatres including the McCarter Theatre, St. Louis Opera, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Square Repertory Company, Merrimack Regional Theatre, and The Trump Plaza Casino Showroom.
M.F.A, University of Iowa