Jack Wrobel

Technical Director

Jack has been involved with the NU theater department since 1982. He began his career in 1975, working as a stagehand with IATSE local 121 in his hometown of Niagara Falls. He has worked at the former Niagara Falls Convention Center, Shea's Performing Arts Center, Studio Arena, HSBC Arena and the Seneca Niagara and Allegany Casinos. He spent two years at Adirondack Scenic Studios in Glens Falls, NY, as a scenic carpenter and welder. While there, he traveled to various cities with the General Electric corporation 100th anniversary multi-media celebration as a setup and running crew member. Jack has also worked for film and television productions that have occurred in western NY, as a Grip, or as an electrician. He has also built scenery and props for TV commercials by companies such as Welch's Grape co-op, Hallmark greeting cards and Chobani yogurt. He coordinated construction of sets and props for the 150th anniversary mass of the Diocese of Buffalo, which was held in the former HSBC Arena. Jack is currently the Master Carpenter at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, where he has overseen the production of at least two dozen main stage sets, there, and at the former Artpark-at-the-Church.  He has also designed scenery for the Niagara Falls Summer Fine Arts Program where his set for Little Shop of Horrors won a Kenny Award. In 2011, Jack was awarded a Spirit of Niagara University Theatre Award for his many contributions to NU Theatre.