Christopher Brusberg is a lighting designer who focuses on storytelling through the use of style and collaboration. Lighting should always amplify the conflict in drama by carving out space and emotion, creating unique and affective spaces for action to unfold. No sphere of design can exist without collaboration with others, and that conversation is a key to creating active multi-dimensional emotional spaces.
Plays/Musicals: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater, Company One (Boston), Cherry Arts Space (Ithaca), New Rep Theater, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Actor Shakespeare Project, Montclair State University, Vasser College, Northeastern University
Opera: Opera Lafayette, Annapolis Opera (Resident Lighting Designer), Tri-Cities Opera, Syracuse Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera, Wolftrap Opera/NOI, NYU Steinhardt, Manhattan School of Music, The Boston Conservatory, Opera Omaha (Assistant Designer), Lyric Opera of KC (Assistant Designer)
Dance: Emerge125 (Company Lighting Designer), BandPortier, Dance Place (DC), Lawson Dance Company
In addition to his design work, Christopher spent seven seasons as the Director of Production with Des Moines Metro Opera, where he started the Des Moines Metro Opera Design and Production Internship Program in addition to his duties of producing four productions of opera every summer.
Christopher Brusberg has his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, studying under Brian MacDevitt. His thesis explores the use of a designer's visual identity to reclaim a sense of shared humanity. At the University of Maryland, his passion for teaching expanded as he served as the undergraduate mentor for uMoves, an undergraduate choreographed and designed showcase, and taught several classes during his three years at UMD. He also has his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lighting Designer from Boston University, where he studied under Mark Stanley.