Meet Some of Our
Allen Weeks & Mick Coughlan
Allen Weeks (left) and Mick Coughlan both got their undergraduate degrees in technical theatre.
Although their times at Minnesota State Mankato were separated by almost a decade, Allen Weeks
and Mick Coughlan gained similar sets of skills and points of view as they entered and have
succeeded in areas of technical theatre.
Weeks has done so as production/company manager at several Twin Cities theatres and
Coughlan has done so at several Washington, DC-area theatre companies. They
visited their alma mater a day apart in November 2013 and shared their thoughts
about what makes a successful—and sought after—technical theatre worker.
Here's what Allen Weeks had to say.
Listen to what Mick Coughlan said.
Check another alumni interview:
• The Medora Musical 2013: Technicians Matt Gilbertson & Dana Kleiman,
performers Emily Walter and Lauren Mikeal Weber
• Guthrie Theater regular Jim Lichtscheidl
• Bismarck, ND, teacher/director Erin Drevlow
• Globe-trotting activist Chris Bell
• Minnesota State Moorhead chair Craig Ellingson
• Rapid City graphic artist and actor Jeff Smith
• Our man on the road, Corey Krolikowski
• Taking the stage by storm, Jacleen Olson
—Mike Lagerquist, August 2013
If you have questions or comments,
click on Mike's name above.