Ruth Conrad-Proulx has been a professional theatre production manager and technical director producing in theatrical venues and in classrooms teachings for the past 20 year. She has worked alongside professionals and students alike meeting the ever-present challenges each production presents, finding new learning experiences along the way.
At the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Professor Conrad-Proulx oversees the Stage Management program in the Theatre/Dance Department as well as running the Scene Shop, the Electrics Shop and the Sound Shop and a variety of practicum labs. She also teaches Technical Direction, Production Stage Management, Introduction to Technical Theatre, Theatre Appreciation and World of the Arts in addition to mentoring students through design for many areas on stage.
Professor Conrad-Proulx holds degrees from Millikin University BFA in Technical Direction and Stage Management, Millikin University, BFA in Studio Art, Ceramics & Photography as well as University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana MFA in Scenic Technology.