Chad Kolbe head shot
Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre
Conservatory for the Performing Arts
FAC 226


Chad is an associate Professor of Theatre in his fourteenth year of teaching at Viterbo. Chad teaches design and technology courses such as Stage Craft, Principles of Design, Theatre Practicum, Computer Aided Drafting, Design Studio and Stage Lighting. He also serves as Technical Director, Production Manager, and Lighting Designer for the Theatre and Music Theatre department. Before beginning his journey at Viterbo, Chad served as Instructor and Technical Director at the University of Northern Iowa. For six years Chad served as the Technical Director for the Texas Shakespeare Festival in Kilgore Texas, and before that he served three years as Carpenter, Head Rigger, and Assistant Technical Director for the Des Moines Metro Opera. Chad enjoys time with family and being outside exploring all that La Crosse and the surrounding areas have to offer.