JR Norman Luker

Assistant Professor, Theatre ArtsPhoto of JR Luker
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JR Norman Luker is an artist-educator, scenic designer, and technical director in addition to being an Army Veteran, father and husband. As an Assistant Professor of Theatre, his specialties include Scenic Design and Entertainment Technology which includes courses such as Computer Aided Drafting and Design, 3d Modeling, Stagecraft, Stage Automation, Theatre Rigging and History of Entertainment Design and Technology.

Previously, he has served on staff at California State University Fullerton as the Scenic Laboratory Supervisor, while earning a MFA in Scenic Design and Technical Direction. From 2010-14, he served on staff at Whittier College as Technical Director, while also working on a MA in Education. He has also served in the California Army National Guard as an enlisted soldier as well as a Commissioned Officer for nearly a decade. In 2018, JR joined California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre and Dance as an Assistant Professor.

JR is a founding company member with Enceladus Theatre Company. In addition, he is proudly affiliated with Steppenwolf, Lost World Productions, Shakespeare Orange County, Chance Theatre Company, The Wayward Artist, Musical Theatre West and International City Theatre.