Joined Aug 1 2011
Columbus GA & NYC
currently teaches technical theater at Columbus State University in Columbus GA. Previously, Mr. Parker taught lighting design at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. He served as Chair for the USITT NY Area Section for three years before moving to the Carson School. He was professor of theater technology at Pace University from 2004-2007. Mr. Parker has been a Lighting/scenic designer, Equity stage manager and technical director in New York since 1981. Mr. Parker's credits include Radio City Music Hall, the Lincoln Center Institute, Gene Frankle Theater, The Public, John Houseman Theater, American Place, Town Hall and other theaters from Boston to Nashville. Mr. Parker has worked as a TV News Cameraman with work appearing on all New York City News programs. Work has also been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, TNN, CNBC, overseas television and GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 48 HOURS and REGIS PHILBIN. He continues to supervise the technical program at the Edward R. Murrow HS where he was the TD/Designer for several years. He has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatrical Design & Technology from Brooklyn College and has studied design at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, The Studio School of Stage Design, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and at Bennington College, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree.