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Paul Brunner

Paul Brunner

Associate Professor - Theatre Technology

M.F.A. Theatre Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
B.A. Southwest Minnesota State University, 1998

United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc.
Live Design Institute

As faculty Technical Director and Head of the Theatre Technology program, teaches courses in technical management, structural and mechanical design for the stage, electronics for theatre, and theatrical drafting.

His past faculty experience includes appointments at Oklahoma State University and Indiana University South Bend. Paul has also worked professionally with the Southern Ohio Light Opera as well as Indiana University's Opera and Ballet Theater and the Musical Arts Center (one of America’s largest opera houses). His production highlights include The Three Musketeers, Kismet, Naughty Marietta, Mad Forest, A Raisin in the Sun, The Clean House, In The Next Room or the vibrator play, How to Succeed in Business…, and grand opera productions of La Bohème, A Wedding, Don Giovanni, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the world premiere of the opera Our Town.

In 2001 Paul received the K&M Fabrics Technical Production Award from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). He is a Director at Large on the board of USITT-Midwest Regional Section. Nationally, Paul is a Director on the Board of USITT and is the Commissioner for USITT’s Technical Production Commission. He presents regularly USITT, SETC, ATHE, LDI, and sustainability conferences, and has authored several articles on sustainable design and production. In 2014-15 Paul was the exhibit coordinator and technical director for the 2015 USA/USITT Prague Quadrennial Exhibits, where he lead a team of eight IU Theatre students on the fabrication and installation of the United States entry in the most prominent international exhibition of performance design, in Prague, June 2015. In 2016 he was the technical director for Illinois Shakespeare Festival.