People: Faculty and Staff

Carolyn Conn

Design/Technology: Associate Professor, Lighting/Sound Design

CC Conn is associate professor of sound and lighting design at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. A graduate of Ball State University (BA) and Indiana University (MFA), where she won the Gary W. Geiser Memorial Award, Conn worked for many years in Atlanta, Georgia, where her lighting design credits included The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me (Best Lighting Design, Creative Loafing Magazine), working on several events for the 1996 Summer Olympic games, recitals, and concerts. She worked extensively as a lighting technician in Indianapolis, Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia for IATSE Local 30 and 927 as well as Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 14th Street Playhouse, Gwinette Civic Center, Agnes Scott College, Full Circle, MAGNUM Companies and other theatre and entertainment companies. She served as the assistant technical director and resident lighting designer for the Honeywell Foundation Ford Theatre in Wabash, Indiana. Her sound and/or lighting designs have been at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, New York, NY, Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2015, Charleston, SC; OutProud Theatre, Atlanta, GA; Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN; Brown County Playhouse, the Honeywell Foundation’s Ford Theatre, Indiana University, and Indiana Festival Theatre in Indiana. Most recently, she has designed sound for Middle Tennessee State University’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Theatrical credits at SFA include sound and/or lighting designs for hundreds of plays, musicals and radio plays over the years. Her most recent designs at SFA include sound designs for Titus Andronicus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Biedermann and the Firebugs and lighting for The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and By the Bog of Cats. A member of USITT and TETA (Texas Educational Theatre Association), Conn has lead workshops and presentations at many national conferences. She has recently completed two years of service as as VC of Communications for the USITT Lighting Commission. She has presented for four consecutive years at the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference on topics covering her development of a Peer Mentoring program within the school of theatre at SFA as well as the mentoring efforts she is leading regarding new faculty at SFA. CC also has developed a summer youth theatre program at SFA called Junior Jacks that has provided a service learning opportunity for the student teachers and children of the Nacogdoches community since 2009 More information can be found on her website at