Faculty Technical Director
John Keisling is the Faculty Technical Director for the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He earned an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University. Prior to beginning his career as an educator, John worked as a Carpenter for regional theatres and as a Mechanical Designer for a scenic production company.
John is the Author of AutoCAD for Theatrical Drafting: A Resource for Designers and Technical Directors. AutoCAD for Theatrical Drafting provides an introduction to the software AutoCAD, specifically focusing on how to navigate the commands most commonly used when creating design, construction and installation drafting plates for theatrical use.
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