"My consuming passion is fly-fishing. For many years I was a partner in Flyfisher Associates, a company I founded which taught classes in fly fishing and fly tying to over 150 people each year. I still teach from time to time, and have been for many years a guest tyer at the International Sportsmen's Exposition in Seattle.
When not behind a video camera or telephone I can usually be found someplace wet, in one of the many lakes and streams of Washington, Idaho, Montana or Canada."
Jack Wolcott can be reached by e-mail or at 425-641-4811.
In a previous life, Jack Wolcott served as the Associate Director and Graduate Program Coordinator of the University of Washington School of Drama for many years, and taught dramatic literature, theatre history and computing. He retired from the University in June 1998, after 31 years service.
He studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology (BFA 1960, MFA 1964 in Directing) and at The Ohio State University (PhD in Theatre History, 1967).
Wolcott worked as a theatre manager, stage manager, actor and director. He had a special interest in the history of theatre technology. His research focused on the use of computers in the arts, with a special interest in hypertext and the World Wide Web as a learning and research environment.
He was for many years a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). A frequent speaker on the arts and computing in higher education, Wolcott published in professional journals which include Theatre Survey, Theatre Research, Theatre Design and Technology, Theatre Journal, Academic Computing and the International Journal of Educational Technology, the Proceedings of the Web Society and the Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. He is the author of Contemporary Realistic Plays and co-author, with the late Michael L. Quinn, of Staging Diversity, Plays and Practice in American Theatre.