University of South Dakota, B.F.A.


  • Introduction to Stagecraft
  • Special Studies in Drama

Research Interests

  • Technical theatre design


Dion Denevan has served in this capacity of Technical Director and Designer in the Department of Drama since fall 2008. Before his position here at St. Mary’s University, he worked as a technical director and designer for educational, community and professional theatres having designed and supervised more than 100 shows.

Work History

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Freelance)
USD, Vermillion, South Dakota
Vermillion High School, Vermillion, South Dakota (Freelance)
Lewis & Clark Playhouse, Yankton, South Dakota
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio (Present)

Sioux Empire Community Playhouse, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The Point Theatre , Ingram
JCC Children’s Theatre Program, San Antonio

Granbury Opera House (20 shows in two years), Granbury
The Texas Family Musicals (six shows in four months), Granbury
The Zach Scott Theatre Center, Austin (Construction Crew)
Lighting designer for Glen Roses The Promise, Glen Rose (Freelance)

Scenic and Lighting Designer since 1986
St. Mary’s Music Department’s Opera Workshop
Jewish Community Center Children’s program
B:Mo Productions
Lighting Designer for Glen Rose

Currently for B:Mo Productions (Bobby McMorris) three original shows

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