Photograph of Councilman Erik Viker, Libertarian Party candidate for Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 85


Associate Professor of Theatre
and Production Manager

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA 17870

Erik and Brenda
with Sparky, who was rescued in October 2009


Telephone 570-372-4548

Office DCC 125

Production management, technical direction and

consulting for theatre management and operations


"And we can make something bigger

Than any one of us alone."

- - Ani DiFranco

Recent Publications:


Teaching Professional Maturity in Technical Production

from Inspired Teaching: Essays on Theatre Design and Technology Education,
edited by Erik Viker, published by USITT March 2013


I've seen that someplace else: Avoiding plagiarism in school theatre

in Teaching Theatre, Spring 2010


Bring the Heat: designing for summer stock theatre

in Stage Directions, June 2008


Defying Gravity: basic rigging hardware and equipment

in Stage Directions, November 2007


Scene Shop Essentials

in Stage Directions, October 2007


Picking a Program: College application tips for high school theatre technicians

in Stage Directions, September 2007


Getting the Word Out How to create effective press releases and programs

with Randy Hines in Teaching Theatre, Winter 2007


Immersion Learning: Sinking or swimming with undergraduates

with Andrew Rich in Theatre Design & Technology, Fall 2005


Twenty Plays in Ten Days: An adventure in multi-venue festival production management

in Theatre Design & Technology, Summer 2004


Light on the Subject: Robotic Motion

with Andrew Rich in Stage Directions, July 2005


Counterweight Rigging System Safety Inspections

in Theatre Design & Technology, Summer 2003


Survey Says: Trends and Challenges in Community Theatre

in Stage Directions (online edition), Fall 2003


Tool Time: A soup-to-nuts list of equipment for your scene shop

in Stage Directions, February 2004

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