John Traub

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Assistant Professor of Production Management & Technology,
Theatre & Dance Program
Building XX, Rm. 111, 814 20th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052
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John Traub currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Production Management and Technology at The George Washington University, Program of Theatre & Dance. He also acts as Project Manager, Production Manager, and Consultant for a wide variety of clients throughout the East Coast. OFF-BROADWAY: Fallujah (KCACTF National Showcase debut.) REGIONAL: CNN Special Events Division (Project Manager;) Design Concept Presentations (Project Manager,) Boston Midsummer Opera (Production Manager.) CONSULTANCY: Washington Stage Guild, Olney Theatre Center, Berkshire Theatre Group, and many others. DESIGN: Olney Theatre: National Players Tour 66 & 67; New Repertory Theatre: Camelot, Master Class; Boston Opera Collaborative: Dead Man Walking; Hanover Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Associate Designer); Cutler Majestic: Fred! The Musical; Berkshire Theatre Festival: Moonchildren, Annie!; Boston University: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Susannah, Twelfth Night; Metro Stage: Ella: First Lady of Song (Projection Design.)  He holds numerous certifications in Workplace and Life Safety, Forklift training and is an ETCP certified Theatre & Arena Rigger.  BA, Colorado College; MFA, Boston University.


Current Projects

  • Project Manager on Advertising Week NYC (Clients include EBay, Captify & Prohibitd, 2018, New York City, NY)
  • Production Manager & Scenic Designer for Boston Midsummer Opera (Upcoming: Cenerentola, summer 2019, Boston, MA)
  • Scenic Designer for Olney Theatre Center/National Players Tour 71 (Upcoming: As You Like It; The Diary of Anne Frank; Two Moons, 2019-2020, US Tour)



  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - National Student Playwrighting Award, Quest for Peace Award, David Mark Cohen Award: Fallujah (2011)



  • National Players - Teacher Toolkit - Tour 66 (Contributor, 2015)
  • AutoCAD for Theatre - Technical Editor/Reviewer (forthcoming)
  • CNC Customer Stories - Laguna Tools Inc (forthcoming)



BA - English, The Colorado College

MFA - Theatre Design, The Boston University


Professional Organizations

  • United States Institute of Theatrical Technology (USITT)