Mike Lawler is a writer and theater artist. His life in the theater has found him toiling in the trenches of technical theater, including as a master electrician, scenic carpenter, shop foreman, stagehand, scenic painter, crew supervisor, stage manager, and even dog wrangler.
After spending many years as a technician in theaters throughout the United States, and writing a book on technical theater (Careers in Technical Theater, available from Allworth Press), Mike has settled into a life of theater that is driven by the community in which he lives. He is a founding member of Wisconsin Story Project, the Production Manager for Children’s Theater of Madison, and is internationally recognized for his writing and research in the area of environmentally conscious theater production. He has been writing on the subject since 2006.