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Chris Byrd

Technical Director of Theater

Chris Byrd

Technical Director of Theater
BIOGRAPHY:

Education:

B.A., Fine Arts with Theater Emphasis - Cumberland University 

M.A., Fine Arts with Theater Emphasis - Cumberland University

 

Bio:

After receiving his M.A, Chris Byrd was promoted to Instructor of Theater in the Fall of 2016. He currently teaches Intro to Theatre, Beginning Acting, Essentials of Theatre Production, and Theatre Workshop. He also directs all dramatic productions at Cumberland University. Beforehand, Mr. Byrd served for 9 years as Technical Director to the Theatre Department, after graduating with his B.A. in 2007. In his tenure as student, technical director, and faculty member, Mr. Byrd has been involved in over 50 productions on the stage at Cumberland University: whether acting, directing, designing and constructing sets, or orchestrating lights and sound.

 

 

Production Experience:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Actor

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

Annie Get Your Gun - Actor

Barefoot in the Park - Actor

Cactus Flower - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

Carousel - Actor

Caught in the Villains Web - Actor

Crimes of the Heart - Assistant Director/Assistant Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Cumberland University Christmas Concert (2006) - Actor

Cumberland University Christmas Concert (2007) - Actor

Cumberland University Dance Recital (2004) - Sound & Lights

Cumberland University Dance Recital (2005) - Sound & Lights

Cumberland University Dance Recital (2006) - Sound & Lights

Cumberland University Dance Recital (2007) - Sound & Lights

Cumberland University Dance Recital (2008) - Sound & Lights

Cumberland University Madrigal Dinner (2001) - Actor

Cumberland University Madrigal Dinner (2002) - Actor

Cumberland University Madrigal Dinner (2003) - Actor/Playwright

Cumberland University Madrigal Dinner (2004) - Actor/Playwright

Cumberland University Madrigal Dinner (2008) - Actor/Editor/Director

Deadwood Dick, or the Game of Gold! - Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Dearly Departed - Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Deep Dark Family Secrets - Sound & Lights

Frankenstein - Assistant Director/Technical Director/Sound & Lights

George Washington Slept Here - Actor

Godspell - Assistant Director/Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Guys and Dolls - Actor

H.M.S. Pinafore - Assistant Director/Assistant Technical Director/Sound & Lights

I Love You, You're Perfect...Now Change - Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Intrigue Dance & Gymnastic: Studio Recital - Sound & Lights

Joseph and the Mazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

Love Rides the Rails (2001) - Actor

Love Rides the Rails (2009) - Actor/Technical Director

Ms. Senior Tennessee Pageant (2007) - Sound & Lights

Ms. Senior Tennessee Pageant (2008) - Sound & Lights

Ms. Senior Tennessee Pageant (2009) - Sound & Lights

Ms. Senior Tennessee Pageant (2010) - Sound & Lights

Ms. Senior Tennessee Pageant (2011) - Sound & Lights

Nunsense - Assistant Director/Assistant Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Nunsense 2 - Assistant Director/Assistant Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Oedipus the King - Actor/Assistant Director/Assistant Technical Director

Plaza Suite - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

Steel Magnolia - Assistant Technical Director/Sound & Lights

Sylvia - Technical Director/Sound & Lights

The Curious Savage - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

The Fantasticks - Technical Director/Sound & Lights

The Foreigner - Actor/Technical Director

The Nutcracker (Dancers Studio production 2008) - Sound & Lights

The Nutcracker (Dancers Studio Production 2009) - Sound & Lights

The Nutcracker (In-Body-Meant production 2011) - Sound & Lights

The Solid Gold Cadillac - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

The Tender Trap - Assistant Director/Technical Director/Sound & Lights

The Wizard of Oz - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

You Can't Take It With You - Actor/Assistant Technical Director

Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory (Children's Version) - Sound & Light