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Barry Gawinski

Associate Professor, SCA

(434) 592-6307


  • M.F.A. in Technical Theatre, UW Madison


Barry Gawinski serves as an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts. He has been a professional lighting designer for dance, theater, and opera, working both nationally and abroad.

Prior to LU, he was the Systems Division Manager and Lead Integrator for Barbizon in Washington, D.C., having worked on many projects for prominent television studios, theatres, government facilities, and worship facilities. While at LU, he has been the Lighting Designer for many Theatre Arts, Alluvion, and local productions.

Gawinski enjoys training students in using their theatre craft in drama ministry and leads mission trips overseas to put theory into practice to share the Gospel.

Professional Memberships

  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

Research Interests

  • Drama Ministry

Courses Taught

  • THEA 202 Stagecraft
  • THEA 231 Script Analysis
  • THEA 271 Introduction to Theatrical Design
  • THEA 344 Lighting Design
  • THEA 412 Site-Specific Theatre
  • THEA 497 Special Topics: Theatre Missions
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