David Boevers

Associate Professor, PTM

David Boevers joined the School of Drama as faculty in 2000 – after having previously been with the School of Drama as a BFA student in the late ‘80s.

He currently serves as an Associate Professor with Tenure, Faculty Technical Director. During the summer David is an instructor and the coordinator for the Design & Production portion of the CMU Drama Precollege Program.

Between CMU engagements David appeared at places like The Yale Repertory Theatre/School of Drama, Maine State Music Theatre, Hudson Scenic Studios, Chicago Scenic Studios, and Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. Positions with those companies included: carpenter, rigger, welder, mechanic, Technical Director, and Project Manager.

David is an ETCP recognized rigging instructor, a certified rigger (theatre), and Subject Matter Expert for the formulation of the certification program. He is also a Project Leader for the USITT Technical Production Commission’s Commercial Theatre Outreach project. David has been featured at USITT and KCACTF as a presenter, an author in Stage Directions and Lighting and Sound America, and is the blogmaster for the News From the Real World blog (

In the late 80’s David was a trumpet player in the Kiltie Band, on the Booth Committee of the SDC, and eventually Co-Captain of “Mr. Yuk” the CMU Ultimate Frisbee team (competing at Collegiate Nationals three years). More recently Professor Boevers has been a Drama representative to the Faculty Senate, a Drama rep to the CFA College Council, a judge for Booth, and is a member of the Provost’s Assessment Taskforce.”