Department of Theatre


Lee Brasuell

Assistant Professor of Design
Technical Director and Production Manager
Mary Lou Lemon Professor of Underrepresented Voices

M.F.A. in Scene Design & Technical Direction, Wayne State University
B.A. in Theatre, University of Central Oklahoma

Lee Brasuell is an Associate Professor and Head of Design and Technology for the Department of Theatre at Oklahoma State University. In 2016 he was named an Oklahoma DaVinci Fellow by the DaVinci Institute, and in July of 2017 received the Mary Lou Lemon endowed Professorship for Underrepresented Voices. During his time at OSU, Lee has served as the Technical Director and production Manager for over 30 productions. Design credits at OSU include aerial rigging design for Oklahoma Voices, Xanadu, and Shipwrecked: scenic design for Betrayal, Eurydice, and The Birds: lighting design for Almost Maine and The Importance of Being Earnest: and sound design for Oklahoma Voices, Beyond Therapy, Tartuffe, As you Like it, The 39 Steps, Blithe Spirit, Almost Maine, Spelling Bee, The Call, The importance of Being Earnest, The Spitfire Grill, Comedy of Errors, and She Loves Me. Currently he is working with OSU mathematician Henry Segerman on the creation and production of a new circus and performer apparatus called the Tao-Line, which made its performance debut at the Muse Circus training facility in Brooklyn New York in August of 2018. His professional credits include aerial and circus rigging design for the Tony Award winning Lookingglass Theatre for the productions of Lookingglass Alice, Hephaestus, Peter Pan, Fedra, Cascabel featuring Iron Chef Rick Bayless, and The Little Prince. Other Chicago credits include production design for Shear Madness at The Legendary Chicago Theatre, production artist for Cirque Shanghai's Bai Xi at Chicago's Navy Pier, scenic design for Theatre at the Center's Noises Off, scenic design for Walkabout Theatre's production of An Unembarrassed Mind, and at Moraine Valley Community College, special effects and property design for Evil Dead The Musical and production design for Machinal. Local credits include Head of Special Effects and flying for the Lyric Theatre‚Äôs productions of Wizard of Oz and When You Wish, and scenic designs for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and Carpenter Square Theatre. He received his MFA in Scene Design & Technical Direction from the Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and his BA from the University of Central Oklahoma.

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