Robert Hamel, formerly Assistant Professor for the Theatre department as Technical Director for Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, has joined the Westmont Theatre Department as full-time Resident Technical and Scenic Design Director.
Before coming to Westmont, Hamel taught Technical and Stage managing courses, including; Introduction to Theatre, Makeup, Introduction to Stagecraft, Theatre Studies, Lighting and Sound, Scenery/Properties, and Dramatic Criticism/Script Analysis. He has taught numerous workshops in Stage Makeup as well as Three Dimensional Drafting.
Hamel’s technical program was listed among the “Top 10 in Iowa” by Stage Directions Magazing, 2008. He also earned an award for his IESNA Summer Teachers of Lighting Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, June 14-19, 2009. Hamel is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.