Technical Production & Design
Staff Profile: Mark Shelton
Lecturer in Lighting
Mark’s career began in the pre-digital era and has continued for over thirty years; he has worked locally, nationally and internationally as a lighting designer, set designer, dramaturge, stage manager and theatre technician in the fields of drama, opera, dance and music. From tiny café venues to the stages of the Sydney Opera House, via tours to Moscow and New York and pretty much everything in between, his career has been devoted to the production of Live Entertainment. He has won several awards, run a theatre company and pursued his goal of producing lighting for the stage which is invisible to the audience.
Stage Credits include:
The Flying Dutchman: Opera Australia, directed by Barrie Kosky, starring Elizabeth Whitehead. Iphigenie en Tauride: Opera Australia, directed by Michael Gow, starring peter Coleman Wright. Diary of a Madman: Belvoir St, Moscow, St Petersburg & New York, directed by Neil Armfield, starring Geoffrey Rush. The Women of Troy: Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Michael Gow, starring Judi Farr. The Boys: Griffin Theatre Company, directed by Alex Galeazzi, starring David Wenham. The Temple: Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Richard Wherrett, starring Colin Friels. Scenes from an Execution: State Theatre Company SA, directed by Kym Durban, starring Rosalba Clemente. King Lear: Bell Shakespeare Company, directed by Barrie Kosky, starring John Bell. The Blind Giant is Dancing: Belvoir St, directed by Neil Armfield, starring Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett and Catherine McClements and Peter Carroll. Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America: Malthouse Theatre, directed by Aubrey Mellor, starring Nicholas Eadie & Alison Whyte.
The Comedy of Errors: State Theatre Company SA, directed by Simon Phillips, starring Paul Blackwell. A Doll’s House: Belvoir St, directed by Gale Edwards, staring John Howard. The Girl Who Saw Everything: Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Robyn Nevin, starring Miranda Otto. Cosi: Belvoir St, directed by Adam Cook, starring Ben Mendelsohn & Barry Otto.