Kevin Hines

Associate Teaching Professor, PTM

Kevin Hines has been teaching Technical Direction at Carnegie Mellon since 1998. His area of specialty is Technical Design, including the engineering, detailing and construction of theatrical scenery, scenic effects and stage machinery.

Kevin is a graduate of Binghamton University and the Yale School of Drama. Before coming to CMU, he was a Project Manager at Chicago Scenic Studios and the Technical Director of the Goodman Theatre. At CMU, he teaches courses in Basic Production Technology, Technical Design, Structural Design and Stage Machine Design. His is advisor and mentor to TD students in production positions, and to other CMU affiliates involved in project work that would benefit from his expertise.

Kevin maintains an active freelance career concurrent with his teaching. He is a Technical Designer for scenic shops in the commercial market; He has detailed scenic elements for numerous productions including Cabaret, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jane Eyre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Blackbird (Broadway,) Aida, Kinky Boots (Broadway and National Tour,) Hairspray (National Tour and Las Vegas,) and the recent National Tour of Hello, Dolly!

He is an avid Origamist, and can fold Kawasaki’s Rose in under four minutes.