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Renovated Studio Theatre Honors Late Faculty Member Mark Wilson

by Jeanette Grider on 11/21/2019
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A crowd filled with friends, colleagues and former students was on hand Saturday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the dedication of the Mark Wilson Studio Theatre in Xavier Hall. Wilson, a long-time associate professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, died in an accident May 28, 2017. He was 58 years old.

The dedication was also a celebration of Wilson’s life and legacy at SLU filled with poignant and entertaining stories about not only his incredible work but of his generous spirit with those he taught and worked with. The three alumnae that spoke at the dedication are currently working in theatre  in New York City, Phoenix and St. Louis.


The Mark Wilson Studio Theatre was dedicated Saturday, Nov. 2.

Wilson joined the faculty in 2003 also served as the resident lighting designer for SLU’s University Theatre. Prior to joining SLU, Wilson worked for nearly 20 years in professional theatre in and around St. Louis, including the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. In addition to his academic and theatrical accomplishments, he also designed lighting and provided technical consultation and 3D design development for many corporate and marketing events.