Kent McFann, is the head of the Entertainment and Theatre Technology program, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, and a theatre professor at Saddleback College. He has been involved in theatre and the entertainment industry in varying capacities since he was a child when he spoke the line, “Walk on water?” in the musical The King and I. When he decided acting wasn’t his future, he pursued the many avenues possible in technical theatre.
Mr. McFann received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Set Design from the California Institute of the Arts and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Set Design from Purchase College (aka SUNY Purchase).
He has designed scenery for numerous theatre shows, the most notable of which was for an off-off Broadway original production, Cross Your Heart directed by A. Dean Irby. Mr. McFann has also worked professionally as a television Art Director. His work in television includes work on music award shows, game shows, music specials, and reality shows. He was nominated for a 2000 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for HBO’s “Cher Live from the MGM”. Mr. McFann’s other design work includes storefront interior design and museum design. He is also the co-inventor of the MUT PinSplitter and MUT Handle.
Although Mr. McFann is proud of all his work, one of his favorite roles is that of volunteer designer and technical consultant for the free afterschool drama program at Carl Hankey K-8 in Mission Viejo.