Mr. Babcock chairs the Department and teaches stage and production management, lighting, and sound.
Committed to bringing currency to the classroom, Professor Babcock has continued his involvement with the professional community as a founding organiser of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival where he continued as Production Manager and then Operations Consultant. He also contributed to the formation of the Winnipeg Gilbert and Sullivan Society as Stage Manager and Lighting Designer for their inaugural production, was the Production Manager for the 1999 Pan American Games opening and closing ceremonies, and recently acted as consultant to the North American Indigenous Games.
Beyond this, Professor Babcock has also been involved with more than 40 local productions including sound designs for both Speak and Love and Anger at Prairie Theatre Exchange, Quills (with David Wallace) at the MTC Warehouse, and Never Never Mind Kurt Kurt Cobain for Theatre Projects Manitoba. His lighting designs have included I am a Bear and Toronto at Dreamer’s Rock for MTYP, Mikado, Patience, Rudigore and HMS Pinaphore for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, The Escape, A Catered Affair and November for the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Albertine in Five Times, Jack of Hearts for Theatre Projects Manitoba, and many others.