Wayne Hovey has been working in the technical side of theater for more than 40 years, doing everything from backstage work to set, sound and lighting design, and stage management. A Michigan native, Wayne started his theater “career” assisting his mother with costumes for the local civic theater group. While at the University of Michigan pursuing a Master of Architecture degree, Wayne spent his spare time as stage manager for the university’s student run musical theater group. Since moving to California in 1983, Wayne has worked with many Sonoma County theater groups, including holding the position of Technical Director for the Santa Rosa Players and Actors’ Theater (now 6th Street Playhouse), as well as designing sets, lights and sound for 6th Street Playhouse, Main Stage West, Cinnabar Theater and others.
Wayne has been working with Cinnabar as a designer for over ten years, providing lighting, set and sound design for numerous productions.