Mary Carol "M.C." Friedrich

Mary Carol Friedrich


Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

  • MFA Design and Technical Theatre, Temple University


Mary Carol “M.C.” Friedrich is a Professor of Design and Technical Theatre teaching costume, lighting, and scene design courses and costume history. She is the Program Director for the BS degree in Theatre and Entertainment Technology. She has worked professionally for the Spoleto Festival USA, in Charleston, South Carolina, The Boston Lyric Opera, Massachusetts, and worked in Philadelphia for The Philadelphia Company, The Freedom Theatre, and The Drama Guild. M.C. is the 2005 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Faculty Fellow in Lighting. She has the terminal Master of Fine Arts degree in design and technical theatre from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She has over thirty years of educational and professional theatrical experience on hundreds of productions. M.C. is an active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, participating in poster sessions and panel discussions and is currently the Vice-Commissioner of Programming for the Costume Design & Technology Commission. She has conducted workshops and participated in panels on theatrical lighting and color science at international conferences. M.C. is a past Co-Chair of Design, Technologies, and Management for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival – Region III.


  • Costume Design & Construction
  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design
  • Color Science for Designers in Theatre

Recent Publications

  • "Stage Directions | Create a Light Plot on a Dime." Stage Directions. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2011. Read More