Clinical Professor, Technical Direction
Area Coordinator for Production
Head of Design & Technology
MFA – Yale School of Drama
BFA – University of Arizona
ETCP Certified Rigger
Prof. Neuenschwander has been with the School of Theatre & Dance since 2009 where he serves as the faculty Technical Director. He is an ETCP recognized Certified Rigger in Theatre, and authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. He is the co-chair of the USITT Technical Production Commission project for Graphic Recommended Practice in CAD. Prior to joining WVU he worked for Sunbelt Scenic Studios an events and themed design company where he served as the Senior Project Administrator.
He received his M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT. While attending Yale, he worked for ShowMotion Inc. a commercial scene shop building productions for Broadway and National Tours. Steven worked as the Scenic Studio Supervisor/ Facilities Manager for the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also served as an independent contractor for a themed casino installation and drafter for a theatre consulting firm. Steven received his B.F.A. from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in Technical Direction, and is a member of USITT.