Todd Proffitt

Todd Proffitt

Vice Chair of Membership

SUNY Fredoina: Professor for the Department of Theatre and Dance

Todd Proffitt (he/him/his) is a freelance Lighting Designer and Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at SUNY-Fredonia where he teaches Lighting Design, Sound Design and Computer Technologies.

Before moving to Fredonia, Mr. Proffitt served as Interim Technical Director for Loyola University in New Orleans. In addition to Loyola, he has served in a variety of technical and design positions in such companies as Theatre of Youth, The Chautauqua Theatre Company, The Paul Robeson Theatre, Buffalo State College, The Producers Circle, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Angelfire Mountain Theatre Group, Central Missouri Repertory and others.

Mr Proffitt has been active in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology for over 15 years. He has worked in the Lighting Commission as the Student Volunteer Coordinator in the Light Lab, Light Lab Chair and Vice Commissioner for Programing 2011 and 2014. He served as the Lighting Commissioner for 4 years. Currently he serves as the Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.

In May 1999, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design from Texas Tech University and in 1994, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Central Missouri State University. He was the recipient of The United States Institute for Theatre Technology's Barbizon Award for Lighting Design in 1999.

For three years he wrote a blog on using computer technologies at Digital Tools for the Performing Arts and spent three years writing a column in Stage Directions Magazine TD Talk .