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John Shurtleff, Technical Director


As technical director for Young Ambassadors and Living Legends for more than 25 years, John Shurtleff has traveled the world training some of the finest professionals in technical theatre anywhere. His students are working in New York, with national touring companies, and in theatres across the nation.

John has coordinated the transport of equipment, scenery, costumes, and props, interfacing with and international government agencies to assure technical support for each touring company. He is also responsible for the training of students who fill all technical positions, including stage management, sound, lighting, rigging, props, and costumes.

In 1997 John was appointed technical director for the sesquicentennial production, Faith in Every Footstep. He also served as one of the technical directors for Light of the World in the Conference Center during the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.