Technical Director

  • Office: Clayton Center for the Arts, Main Building 173B
  • Phone: (865) 981-8104

Jennifer Luck is the Technical Director for the Theatre Department at Maryville College.  She received her B.A. in Theatre from Birmingham-Southern College, a small liberal arts school in her hometown of Birmingham, AL.  She went on to pursue her M.F.A in Scenography at the University of Kansas.  Her well rounded educational background has allowed her to explore all areas of theatrical design, including scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, and multi-media applications. Her thesis project, Deconstructing the Staircase, Designing Contemporary Images of the American South, explored the dichotomy between the traditional Southern Gothic image of the American South and the contemporary reality which is depicted in the new works of playwrights with Southern roots.

Professionally, she has worked with many theatre companies in Alabama, Tennessee, New York, Kansas, and Wyoming.  She has had the privilege of co-founding the company which would become Title:Point Productions while working in New York with Theresa Buchheister.  Additionally, she has enjoyed designing productions of new works by Harrison Rivers, Pavol Liska, Theresa Buchheister, and more.  Jennifer is also dedicated to arts education.  While living in New York, she was the Office Manager for School for Strings, an Suzuki music program.  After moving back to Birmingham, AL she worked as the Production Coordinator for Boutwell Recording Studios, Inc., a local commercial audio studio.  She served on the  Board of Directors for Birmingham Festival Theatre for the 2008-09 season, working to improve the technical capabilities of the theatre.    In the spring of 2008, Jennifer began teaching Introduction to Theatre courses online for Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville, TN.  in 2012, she had the privilege of developing an online curriculum for Trinity Valley Community College's Theatre Appreciation course. 

Building on the foundation of her liberal arts education, she enjoys exploring various fields of study through theatre.  Jennifer finds that this art form provides opportunity to discover new and exciting worlds through every production.  She appreciates a holistic approach to this collaborative process and feels that only by understanding the roles of all artists in the theatre can students fully appreciate their own piece of the puzzle.