Dan Carlgren | UAA Theatre & Dance Faculty | Philip Hall/UAA

Daniel Carlgren

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design & Technical Direction
Office: Fine Arts 325
Phone: (907) 786-1516
Email: dcarlgren@uaa.alaska.edu


Daniel Glen Carlgren is currently the Faculty Scenic Designer, Projection Designer, and Technical Director at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Oregon University in 2001 and his Master of Fine Arts from University of Oregon in 2012. Daniel's recent credits include Scenic Design, Projection Design, and Technical Director for Hot n Throbbing, SPAMalot, Sense and Sensibility, When You Comin' Back Red Ryder, Night of the Iguana, and Big River. Daniel has also worked on the automation for Julie Taymor's Grendal and Wagner's Ring Cycle for the Los Angeles Opera and Disney's Aladdin at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Daniel worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as a Scenic Carpenter for 4 seasons and has worked as a scenery, staging and rigging specialist in the entertainment industry for many years. Daniel's research is in scenic design, projection design, technical production, and automation with an emphasis on sustainability and safety.


MFA, June 2012

University of Oregon –School of Theatre

MFA, candidate 2007

Pennsylvania State University –School of Theatre

BFA, 2001

Southern Oregon University –Department of Theatre Arts

Teaching Responsibilities


Stagecraft –Examines the basic principles and techniques of scenery construction, including theatre terminology, tools, woodworking, and shop practices.

Advanced Theatre Technology –Studies stagecraft techniques, including scenic materials, metalwork, plastics, physics for the stage, and stage equipment and machinery as they relate to theatre production.

Theatre Sound Design –Offers an advanced study of theatre sound, with emphasis on providing practical experience in designing sound for various production styles.

Sound Engineering –Offers advanced training in the use of sound in theatre.Focuses on recording techniques, editing, acoustics, physics of sound, and live mixing.

Scenic Painting –Offers advanced training of the art of painting and carving scenery and props, including foam carving and coating, color theory, paint mixing, scenic textures, faux finishing, antiquing, and scenic painting techniques.

Scenic Design 1 and 2 –Offers a beginning and advanced study of the art of scenic design, with emphasis on providing practical and theoretical experience in designing scenery for various production styles. Model building, drafting, scenic rendering, sketching and drawing, conceptual design and script analysis.

Properties Design and Construction Studies the art of props design and the techniques used in prop construction, including prop making materials, metalwork, plastics, woodworking, furniture repair, foam carving and prop management as they relate to theatre production.