Chad Kolbe


  • Fine Arts |
  • Theatre and Music Theatre |
Associate Professor
FAC 226

Expertise: Technical Directions, Production Management, and Stage Lighting

Chad Kolbe is a technical director and lighting designer. In the summer months, he is the technical director for the Texas Shakespeare Festival (TSF) in Kilgore, Texas—a position he’s held for the last four years. Prior to TSF, he was assistant technical director at the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the master carpenter for the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul Minnesota. He has taught at the University of Northern Iowa where he served as technical director, lighting designer and instructor for the theatre department. He holds a B.A. degree in theatre design and production, with a secondary emphasis in acting from the University of Northern Iowa, and an M.F.A. in technical direction from Purdue University. He is an active member of USITT.

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