Brad Dell

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Director of Theatre

Brad Dell (he/him/his) 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 2019 Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, 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. He is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. Brad is also the former Artistic Director of Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont, PA, Repertory Theater of Iowa, and Iowa Stage Theater Company. He 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. Some of his recent directing highlights have included  Godspell, MacbethOrpheus in the Underworld, Oklahoma!The Children's Hour, Romeo and Juliet, Company, Little Women, Cabaret, The Secret Garden, Les Miserables, Next to Normal, Fiddler on the Roof, and Rent,. 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, Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure, 2019
  • Director, Godspell, 2019
  • Director, Orpheus in the Underworld, 2018
  • 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
Education: 
Iowa (IA)
Contact
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310 Carver Hall, 411 Morrill Rd.
Ames
Iowa (IA)
50011