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Tim McNaught
2022 BFA Technical Theatre & Stage Management Tim McNaught

About Tim

Tim is a Sydney based Stage Manager and Lighting Technician. While studying a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy at Sydney University, Tim discovered a passion for performance and later stage management. After graduating and finding himself stuck working in a Pathology laboratory, Tim decided to follow his dreams of becoming a Stage Manager and study Technical Theatre and Stage Management at NIDA.

During his studies, Tim developed a keen interest in Lighting and now works regularly as a Lighting Technician at theatres across Sydney. Tim is excited to further develop his Stage Management and Lighting skills in the industry and hopes to also become a Production Manager in the future across large scale theatre and musical productions.

NIDA Productions

Production Stage Manager

Lighting Designer

Lighting Technician and Operator
Six Characters in Search of an Author

Lighting Technician and Operator
Scenes From an Execution

Deputy Stage Manager
Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Sound Designer
Eat Me

Head Electrician
Welcome Week Event 2021

Head Electrician

Head Electrician
And a Happy New Year

Assistant Stage Manager
The Government Inspector

Production Coordinator
Theatre Exercise 2020

Technical Assistant

Other Productions

Assistant Event Coordinator
Sydney Festival (Carriageworks)


Stage Management Secondment
Watershed (Adelaide Festival)

Stage Management Secondment
Mary Poppins (Michael Cassel Group)