Todd Proffitt

Todd Proffitt

Todd Proffitt


RAC 215


M.F.A., Texas Tech University

Mr. Proffitt is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition to Fredonia he has served in a variety of technical and design positions in companies across the United States including serving as a lighting designer for the Theatre of Youth company in Buffalo NY. He recently served as the Commissioner for USITT's Lighting Commission. In the past he as written articles for his blog Digital Tools for the Preforming Arts, Stage Directions Magazine and TD&T magazine.

Teaching Interests

Theatre Lighting, Theatre Sound, Computer Technologies and the Theatre.

Research Interests

3d printing, lighting consoles, lighting education, lighting networks.

Awards and Honors

  • Barbizon Lighting Design Award, United States Institute for Theatre Technology (1999).

Professional Memberships

  • Organisation Internationale des Scénographes, Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre
  • United States Institution for Theatre Technology

Intellectual Contributions

  • "Lighting Technology Education in the 21st Century," Theatre Design and Technology (2018).


  • Miss Nelson is Missing. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre (2020).
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins’. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre (2019).
  • Pete the Cat. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre (2019).
  • Anything Goes. Department of Theatre and Dance, SUNY-Fredonia, Marvel Theatre (2019).
  • Tuck Everlasting. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre (2019).
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre (2018).
  • New Kid. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre and Vairious (2018).
  • Pinkalicious. Theatre of Youth, , Allendale Theatre (2018).


  • "YOU are welcome here: Improving shop culture in educational theatre.," USITT Annual Conference (2020).