Chris Byrd

 

Technical Director of Theater

Education:  B.A. in Fine Arts with Theater Emphasis
Phone: (615) 598-4317
E-mail: cbyrd@cumberland.edu

Chris Byrd is Technical Director to the Theater Department in the School of Music and the Arts at Cumberland University. He oversees set construction, technical needs, facilities management, and serves as producer for all dramatic performances within the School of Music and the Arts. He is the administrative assistant to the Department Director of Theater and administrative sponsor to the Cumberland University Chapter of the Alpha Psi Omega dramatic honors society: supervising workshops, student productions, and extracurricular activities for the Theater Department. Mr. Byrd graduated from Cumberland University in 2007 with a B.A. in Fine Arts with Theater Emphasis.
 
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 Villain’s 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 Amazing 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 (Dancer’s Studio production 2008) - Sound & Lights   
The Nutcracker (Dancer’s 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 & Lights