Jonathon W. Taylor (he/him) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University. He teaches a variety of theatrical design and technology courses including Scenic Design, Costume Design, Stage Management, Rendering and Drafting, and Theatre Design Basics, and regularly offers a section of Introduction to Theatre. Jonathon’s undergraduate work was completed at ETSU, earning degrees in focusing in theatre and literature. He earned his MFA in Theatrical Design and Production from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. Jonathon’s teaching and professional career in theater and dance spans nearly two decades. He has served as a designer and/or technical director for productions at various venues in Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Hawaii, Oregon, and Nevada. Prior to coming to ETSU, Jonathon was the production designer at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (Wise, VA), technical director for the Earl Ernst Lab Theatre (Honolulu, HI), and the scenic and costume designer and technical director before serving as interim department chair at the University of Nevada, Reno. Jonathon is the author of several articles published in Southern Theatre Magazine and Theatre Symposium. He is originally from Jonesborough, TN.