Brad Dell

Director of Theatre
Brad Dell

Brad Dell is Director of Theatre at ISU, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed nearly thirty plays, musicals, and operas at ISU. He is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award from the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the 2017 Faculty and Staff Inspiration Award from the ISU Alumni Association, the 2017 Catch Des Moines Champion Award from the Des Moines Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the 2012 “Local Treasure” award from the Ames, IA Community Arts Council.  From 1997-2007, Brad served in a number of capacities including Assistant Producer and Artistic Director of Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont, Pennsylvania, where he directed many productions. Brad is intensely involved with and has earned numerous awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, for which he the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5 and the National Musical Theatre Coordinator. He is also the former Artistic Director of Iowa Stage Theatre Company and Repertory Theatre of Iowa. Brad has worked as an actor, director, designer, and educator with theatre companies and Universities throughout Central Iowa and around the country. Some of his recent directing highlights have included Oklahoma!, The Children's Hour, Romeo and Juliet, Company, Little Women, Cabaret, The Secret Garden, Next to Normal, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Next Fall, Candide, Sweeney Todd, Sense and Sensibility, and The History Boys. He will be directing Orpheus in the Underworld and Godspell for ISU Theatre's 2018/2019 Season. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Western Illinois University.
Show Credits 

  • Director, Oklahoma!, 2018
  • Director, The Children's Hour, 2017
  • Director, Little Women, 2017
  • Director, Cabaret, 2016
  • Associate Producer, The Magic Flute,2015
  • Director, Les Misérables, 2015
  • Cast, 100th Anniversary Gala Performance, 2014
  • Director, Crimes of the Heart, 2014
  • Director, Into the Woods, 2014
  • Director, Romeo and Juliet, 2013
  • Director, Fiddler on the Roof, 2013
  • Director, Candide, 2012
  • Box Office Supervisor, Chekhov Short Stories, 2012
  • Box Office Supervisor, Rent, 2012
  • Director, Rent, 2012
  • Box Office Supervisor, To Kill a Mockingbird, 2012
  • Director, Hedda Gabler, 2011
  • Box Office Supervisor, Hedda Gabler, 2011
  • Director, Kiss Me, Kate, 2011
  • Director, Orpheus Descending, 2011
  • Box Office Supervisor, Love's Labor's Lost, 2011
  • Box Office Supervisor, A Christmas Carol, 2011
  • Director, Guys and Dolls, 2010
  • Advisor, Guys and Dolls, 2010
  • Director, Sweeney Todd, 2009
  • Director, The History Boys, 2009
  • Director, Gypsy, 2009
  • Scenic Artist, Gypsy, 2009
  • Advisor, Gypsy, 2009
  • Director, Fifth of July, 2008
  • Director, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 2008
  • Director, Three Sisters, 2007
  • Director, The Music Man, 2007
  • Director, The Marriage of Figaro, 2006
  • Director, My Fair Lady, 2006
  • Cast, Fred, A Christmas Carol, 2005
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