Scott Olinger (Production Manager/Scenic and Lighting Designer) holds an M.F.A. in Design from Penn State University and a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa. His work has been seen at Riverside Theatre, Pennsylvania Center Stage, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Juniata College, East Texas Opera Theatre, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Cornell College, Luther College, and on Iowa City Cable Television and Iowa Public Television. He's served as the scenic and lighting designer for the Jim McDonough Holiday Grande tour for the last three years. He also serves as the Special Events Coordinator for the Conference Committee of USITT, and was the production designer for 2011's Dan Gable - This is Your Life.
Upcoming designs include the lighting design for CROT's La Boheme in the newly re-opened Paramount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids' productions of Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, and Spring Awakening, and Cornell's upcoming production of Avenue Q. In his spare time, Scott raises chickens at his farm house north of Mount Vernon with his wife Courtenay, son Milo, daughter Violet, and twins, Juliet and Willa.