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Chris Conard

Scenic, Lighting, Projection & Media Design, Art Direction, University of Texas at Austin, he/him
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Conard is an Austin-based scenic and lighting designer for theater, events and installations. He graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design with a BFA in technical theater design in 2014 and has designed for companies in Austin, Santa Fe, New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. He graduated with an MFA in design and technology at The University of Texas at Austin in 2021. Conard continues to create original devised work with Frank Wo/Men Collective, a company he co-founded in Austin in 2016. He currently serves as the technical director for the international theater festival Fusebox. Conard is the recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards for Best Set Design, the 2017 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Set Design and the 2019 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lighting Design.


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