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Kathleen DeVault

Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer
International Theatre Production
Performing Arts Center 106
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Kathleen E. DeVault is currently the Program Director of the International Theatre Production degree at Ohio Northern University. She earned a B.A. in Theatre and English from the Ohio State University and her M.F.A. in lighting and sound design from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Before coming to ONU, she was the resident lighting designer at Smith College and also did freelance lighting and sound designs for various companies including Natarjii Dance Company, Chrysalis Theatre, New Century Theatre, the Drama Studio and Jelpua Theatre. At Ohio Northern, DeVault has designed lights for Suddenly Last Summer, Miss Julie, Katrina: The K word, Jekyll and Hyde, Magic Flute, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Medea, Godspell, Tommy, Carousel, and The Underpants and designed sound for Midsummer Night’s Dream, Medea and Assassins. She has lit all the International Festivals and additionally was the scenic designer for the Second and Eighth. She also has designed lights for the Wellington School in Columbus, most recently their original musical Tater Tots of Love at the Vern Riffe Center, Studio I. She accompanied them to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to light their production of the Yellow Boat as well as a successive trip with Tater Tots of Love. Recently, she did the lighting and sound design for Freed Purple Monkey’s production of A Matter of Choice at the New York Fringe Festival. Outside of theatre, DeVault has been a 4-H leader in Logan County (Ohio) for six years and is a proud member of the Logan County Junior Fair Poultry Committee.  


M.F.A. in Lighting and Sound Design from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

B.A. in Theatre and English with a minor in Anthropology

Department of Theatre Arts

Brenda Hoyt-Brackman

Freed Center for the Performing Arts 125
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed