Jack Wrobel

Technical Director

Jack has been involved with the Niagara University Theatre Department since 1982. He began his career in 1975 working as a stagehand with IATSE Local 121 in Niagara Falls, his hometown. Locally, he has worked at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Studio Arena, HSBC Arena and at Artpark, where he is currently the master carpenter. He also works for the production department of the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Out of town, he spent two years at Adirondack Scenic Inc. in Glens Falls, N.Y. as a shop carpenter and welder. While there, he traveled to various cities with the General Electric 100th anniversary multimedia presentation as setup and running crew member. 

At Artpark, Jack has overseen the construction of at least two dozen sets for the mainstage and Artpark-at-the-Church, including Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, USO Christmas, and Cowgirls. He built the sets and props for the 150th anniversary Mass of the Buffalo Diocese.  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.