Continuing our series of bios on the 2013 cast and crew of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, today we feature Bryan Kaschube, 3rd season veteran at the BSP!
What role(s) do you play at the BSP?
I’m the Lighting Designer for Spamalot, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Legally Blonde
How long have you been involved in theatre?
I have been working in theatre professionally for 10 years and previously worked in live concerts and DJ for several years before that. I got into theatre back in high school after a scheduling error landed me in a Musical Theatre class. The teacher had read a story about a friend’s and my business as a DJ and said they needed help with that type of stuff. Shortly after, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for a living.
How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my third season at BSP. Dwayne Ague was a student at The University of Montana when I was there as a Graduate Student. After working a year as an Assistant Professor at Alabama State University, he called me saying that there was an opening as the Lighting Designer and if I was interested. I pretty much accepted on the spot.
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
I really like to camp and see the country. On our way here my wife and I were able to stop at a National Park and plan on camping at a few more on the way back home. Prior to moving to Florida for undergrad, I also worked as a Ski Instructor.
What else would you like to add?
Added from Bryan’s “official” bio… BRYAN D. KASCHUBE currently serves on the faculty at the University of Miami and previously taught at Alabama State University. He is excited to return for his third season at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse as the Lighting Designer. He earned his MFA in Lighting Design from The University of Montana and holds a BFA in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of Central Florida.
At UM, he designed GYPSY, COYOTE ON A FENCE, MEDEA, HAMLET, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, and numerous Dance productions. This past year at Alabama State, he served as the Lighting and Sound Designer for a production of CROWNS that was selected to attend the KCACTF Regional Festival. He has also designed with the Montana Repertory Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Huron Playhouse. His portfolio can be viewed online at www.bdkdesigns.com.