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Christopher Kurtz

Lecturer, Scenic Production

Education

MFA, Scenic Design, Wayne State University

Biography

Chris has spent the last decade or so as a freelance designer and technician in the greater Milwaukee area. He has taught several design and tech courses at Wisconsin Lutheran College and Cardinal Stritch University, as well as acting as scenic designer for several of those institutions' theatrical productions. As well as teaching and design, Chris has been a Journeyman with IATSE Local #13 since 1999, which has allowed him to work on many national Broadway tours, as well as many large touring concerts. He has worked in many roles in theatre from actor, scenic artist, rigger, designer, and teacher. Some of Chris's proudest moments in theatre are: The Namaste Theatre company, a company he helped to start in Los Angeles; working for the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, a childhood dream/goal; and attaining his MFA, which has allowed him to teach the next generation of theatrical practitioners.