BRAD CALEB LEE
Though an Alabama native, Brad is currently based in Cardiff, Wales (UK). He is an international award winning designer for theatre, as well as a producer, curator, director, spatial designer, editor, and teacher championing true collaboration to create connective audience experiences.
With a wide ranging background from marketing to advocacy, development to stage management, graphic design to producing, Brad brings a diverse palette to his work as a visual dramaturge and theatre maker. Within his portfolio you'll find interest in opera, circus, classical theatre, burlesque, new works, theatre for young audiences, technology in performance, musicals, and queer stories. Even when designing, he often collaborates in an expanded role as an unofficial dramaturg or associate director.
He was the resident designer of Chicago Fringe Opera for 5 years and a regular collaborator with Bros Do Prose and the Summer Theatre of New Canaan. Other collaborators have included The Richard Burton Theatre Company, Kings Head Theatre, Elan Frontoio, Welsh National Opera, Opera Sonic/Laura Drane Associates, Music Theatre Wales, Opera'r Ddraig, East Riding Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company, Theatre Tuscaloosa, Hell in a Handbag, Filament Theatre, and The Monomoy Theatre. In 2015, he co-designed Make/Believe, the British Pavilion for The Prague Quadrennial and its subsequent residency at the Victoria & Albert Museum London. In 2020 he curated and designed YOUR VOICE, an exhibition of over 400 pieces of work made by people across Wales to reopen the Wales Millennium Centre post-COVID19.
Brad is the founder and project leader for Ascending, a digital magazine and platform giving voice to emerging theatre designers. He has also presented lectures and workshops at a number of international conferences, symposia, and industry events. He served as both layout and international editor of The Society of British Theatre Designer's Blue Pages as well as edited two books in collaboration with the Czech Arts & Theatre Institute . He was the Programs Coordinator of PQ 2019.
He is a member of The Society of British Theatre Designers, The United States Institute of Theatre Technology, OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians), Alpha Psi Omega, and Phi Eta Sigma. He holds an Master of Arts in Performance Design from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and both a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Science of Commerce in Business Management from The University of Alabama.
Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa
Official Selection, World Stage Design 2017
Recipient of a Jurors' Special Prize, Prague Quadrennial 2015
Nominee and winner of multiple local and BroadwayWorld awards