Sheila Malone is a media artist, scholar and educator. Malone received their PhD in Theater and Performance Studies from UCLA, a MFA in Digital Media Arts from CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University, and a BA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech University. They work across disciplines of theatre, performance, installation and film, focusing on issues of gender, technology and queerness. Their documentary films SF Dykes on Bikes® and Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm have been shown all over the world.
Malone designs video/projections, scenery and lighting for theatres and colleges in the Los Angeles area and beyond. After spending a decade in Omaha, Nebraska as the Resident Lighting Designer at the Omaha Theater Company for Young People (The Rose Theater) and an Associate Artistic Director at Blue Barn Theatre, Malone moved to California to pursue postgraduate study. As an interdisciplinary artist, Malone has worked across performance, installation, and video art. Their designs encompass experimental company-created original performance to traditional theatre to large scale video installations. Currently, Dr. Malone is an Associate Company Member at Ophelia’s Jump Productions where they design projections and lighting for productions.
Dr. Malone researches the intersections of gender, technology, performance and motorcycles. Dr. Malone oversees the Technical Theatre Program at Chaffey College where they are an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts. Dr. Malone has taught at San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, UCLA, Cabrillo College, El Camino College, Citrus College, and currently Chaffey College. Malone is dedicated to training students to pursue a career in the arts. Dr. Malone's writing has appeared in The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, Rhizome, Artshift, and Switch. Dr. Malone is the managing editor of The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (www.motorcyclestudies.org) and co-coordinates the journal's annual conference.