Professor Stephen Hudson-Mairet

Stephen Hudson-Mairet
Professor Stephen Hudson-MairetMarquette University

Helfaer Theatre, 009

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3391Personal Website


Digital Media and Performing Arts


M.F.A. University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), Scenography
B.F.A. Carroll College (Waukesha, WI), Theatre, Chemistry Education

Courses Taught

THAR 2150 Acting for Non-Majors
THAR 2400 Aspects of Theatrical Design
THAR 2020 Theatre Appreciation
THAR 2320 Scenographic Techniques
THAR 3953 Career Preparations and Studies Seminar (team taught)
THAR 4200 History of Theatre
THAR 4400 Scenery Design
THAR 4380 Computer Applications for the Theatre
THAR 4953 Theatre Methods
CORE 1929 Methods of Inquiry: Creativity

Research Interests

Digital technology in theatrical design and production
Scenic Design
Projection Design

Professional Experience

As a professional theatrical scenic designer, Stephen studies the use of computer technology and its application in theatre, as a design tool, as a medium to project and create scenic elements in productions. Stephen has designed scenery for Titan Theatre (NYC), Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Forward Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Theatre X, American Folklore Theatre, Carroll College, Sunset Playhouse, Earlham College, University of Kansas, Coastal Carolina University, and Idyllwild Arts Academy. 

Professional, Technical and Artistic Work

Scenic design, “A Christmas Carol. Titan Theatre, New York City, NY. Dec. 2019 (scheduled remount in Dec. 2020 & 2021), Lenny Banovez (dir.)

Scenic design, “Jeeves at Sea. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee, WI. November 2019, C. Michael Wright (dir.)

Scenic design, “On the Wings of a Mariposa.(World premiere), First Stage, Milwaukee, WI. October 2019, Karen Estrada (dir.)

Scenic design, “Murder For Two.Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Holland, MI. June 2019, Maggie Spanuello (dir.)     

Scenic design, “Top Girls.Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, WI. April 2018, Suzan Fete (dir.)

Scenic design, “Miracle on South Division Street. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee, WI. November 2017, C. Michael Wright (dir.)

Scenic design, “Lobby Hero. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee, WI. November 2016, C. Michael Wright (dir.)

Scenic design, “Censored on Final Approach.Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, WI. April 2016, Suzan Fete (dir.)

Scenic design, “The Flick.Forward Theatre, Madison, WI. January 2016, Molly Rhode (dir.)

Scenic design, “My Fair Lady.Skylight Music Theater, Milwaukee, WI. November 2015, Dorothy Danner (dir.)

Professional Affiliations

NAST – National Association of Schools of Theatre
USITT – United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Selected Publications

Stephen Hudson-Mairet and Loeffler-Bell, Chester (Winter 2006). The dimension-less character: The digital design of the memorandum. Theatre Design and Technology.

Hudson-Mairet, Stephen and Bonewits Feldner, S. (2005-2006). On being entrepreneurial with Havel’s ‘the Memorandum’: A cross curricular conversation. Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association, Volume XXV.

Hudson-Mairet, Stephen (Spring 2002). Animated scenery using simple web page software. Theatre Design & Technology.

Hudson-Mairet, Stephen (Spring 2004). “The edge of the illusion. Theatre Design & Technology.


Hudson-Mairet, S. C., Kite, B. (2016, March) (Moderator) “The Education and Training of the 21st Century Theatre Artist: The Undergraduate Curriculum — The Undergraduate Liberal Arts Degree,” National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Fifty-First Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY.

Why Marquette

Stephen strongly believes in Marquette’s robust, liberal arts training program which provides students with an understanding of their art form and its relationship to society. He sees students not only honing their craft through classroom work and production, but also demonstrating care for others while exhibiting a passion for excellence. Marquette offers a strong theatre training program housed within the liberal arts university setting. This leads to well-trained actors, designers, directors, technicians who have a greater understanding of the art form and an awareness of the surrounding society. Students get to hone their craft while exploring the art form through classroom work and a strong practical realized production season. Most importantly, perhaps, is the general quality of the Marquette theatre students - their general caring for others and expectation of quality - makes it very easy to work together to strive for the best. Stephen is blessed to be working with a great faculty, staff, and student body to keep the Digital Media and Performing Arts alive on Marquette’s campus.