Tanya Sweet - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Tanya Sweet

Department of Theater and Dance

Tanya Sweet

Technical Director

Ferguson Ctr A143
(757) 594-7526


  • MFA in Theatre, University of Illinois
  • BA in Theatre Arts/Design, Beloit College


Stage Mechanics, CAD, Stage Management, Scene Painting, Playwriting


Rigging, Scenic Engineering, Drafting


TANYA SWEET is Theater CNU’s Technical Director. Off-Broadway credits include Visions in the Funhouse (Lincoln Center, Clark Studio Theatre), Dahling! (Grove Street Playhouse) and Marisol (Sanford Meisner Theatre). Regional credits include Bus Stop, The Lion in Winter, Proof (Krannert Center) and Lincoln The Theatrical Experience (Lincoln Amphitheater). For eight seasons Ms. Sweet served as the Technical Director for Hope Summer Repertory Theater in Holland, Michigan. At CNU Ms. Sweet has technical directed upwards of fifty shows as well as designing scenery for many. Favorite designs at CNU are Triumph of Love and Dancing at Lughnasa. She served the Public Education Foundation in Evansville, Indiana as their associate-designer for eight seasons and for three seasons as their Scene Designer/Technical Director. She has stage management training from the late great Ron Beebe.

Selected Accomplishments

  • The Pillars of Christopher Newport University, Christopher Newport University. (2021)
  • Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Student Writing, Christopher Newport University. (2019)
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