Theater Consulting

Michael Bautista has been in the theater world for over 30 years as a Technical Director, Sets, Lights, and Costume designer, a Theater Consultant for over a dozen theater projects, opened two performing arts centers and has designed two world premiers, one opera and one bi-lingual musical production. He has taught in all of the areas of theatrical design and technical theater including: set design, lighting design, costume design, make-up design, stagecraft, stage lighting, sound design, set design history, costume history, theater programming for the theater consultant and intro to theater. He has designed over 100 productions from musicals, opera and legitimate theater. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Voice and Opera, a Master of Arts in Technical Theater and Design and a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts Administration with an emphasis in Theatrical Design, Acting and Directing.

Theater Consultant
As a theatrical consultant he meets with the clients and listens to their every need of the performing space(s). What will be required of each space and then develops a comprehensive plan for the theater program that the architectural design will be based upon. Having participated in several remodeling jobs of performing spaces, three design developed and constructed performing arts centers, countless systems that went into performing spaces and many other areas where was a co-consultant or décor consultant. Michael Bautista has the depth of experience and the knowledge to create a space that will be useful for his clients for many years. His philosophy of developing spaces is to create a space that offers many opportunities for his clients to use. Also if it is to be used for educational purposes, it also must be a lab for students to learn from and create in.

List of Projects:

  • Theatre Consultant/Theatre Designer, MPB & Associates
  • Opera Colorado – world premier of “La Curendera”
  • Su Teatro – world premier of “Sun That You Are”
  • Cole Middle School remodel for magnet school of the arts
  • Byers Middle School remodel for magnate school of the arts
  • Kunnesmiller Middle School backstage systems for new integrated arts school
  • Scenic Designer for Lyric Artists of the West
  • Jenks Southeast Campus Cafeteria/Theatre, Imel and Graber Architects
  • Okmulgee High School Auditorium Renovation - D.E. Ragland Architects
  • Pryor High School Auditorium - Larkin Associates
  • Eastwood Baptist Church - Laser, Knight, Hendrick, & Guest Architects, Ft.Smith, Ark.
  • Walton Fine Arts Center, College of the Ozarks - Laser, Knight, Hendrick, & Guest Architects, Ft. Smith, Ark.
  • Muskogee Little Theatre, Muskogee, OK.
  • Masonic Temple, MacAlester, OK - Lee Colortran, Inc., Burbank, Cal.
  • Duncan Community Center, Duncan, OK - Lee Colortran, Inc., Burbank, Cal.
  • Theatre Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
  • Tulsa Opera, Tulsa, OK.
  • American Theatre Co., Tulsa, OK.
  • Tulsa Junior College, Tulsa, OK.