Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

Tracy L. Nunnally

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Technical Director/ Head of Design and Technology

Education: MFA, Florida State University
Office: SB 241
Phone: 815-753-9342
E-mail: tnunnally@niu.edu


Mr. Tracy Nunnally has worked in professional theatre for over twenty years. His contributions include all aspects of theatre automation, motion control, rigging, pyrotechnics, special effects, scenery construction, and CADD.  He is an active member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the Educational Theatre Association(EdTA) and a lifetime member of the Illinois Theatre Association, and he frequently donates his time and resources to provide workshops for instructors and young people at theatre festivals across the nation.

Professor Nunnally's special interest is rigging, and he is the owner and president of Hall Associates Flying Effects, a special effects rigging company.  He is also an voting member of the ANSI accredited PLASA Technical Standards Program Rigging Working Group, which is responsible for developing standards and recommended practices that facilitate the use of new and existing equipment and promote safe working conditions in the entertainment industry.  He was one of the first forty-five professional riggers to be certified by the PLASA’s Entertainment Technician Certification Program in both theatrical and arena rigging. He also is an ETCP recognized trainer and an ETCP recognized employer.

Through his company, Mr. Nunnally provides flying effects for over two hundred productions per year, including numerous productions of Peter PanBeauty and the BeastThe Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Angels in America, Seussical, and A Christmas Carol. His most notable professional credits include the Broadway tours of CamelotDr. Dolittle, Tarzan, and 9 to 5, as well as the Broadway productions of Curtains and Medea.  Mr. Nunnally’s work frequently takes him across the United States, as well as to Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and Asia.