Albion College, B.A.; Wayne State University, M.F.A.; Wright State University, M.Ed. | Joined WMU: 2006
Brian Boyer started his career at Albion College in Albion, MI, earning his B.A. in Speech, Communication, and Theatre, performing in over half the student productions. Following professional lighting work, he joined Wayne State University’s M.F.A. lighting design program, where his lighting designs for Of Mice and Men and Pericles received nominations for show of the year by the Detroit Free Press. He accepted a post-graduate position with the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati as the Lighting Instructor. At SCPA Brian implemented the lighting designs for Fireworks at Cincinnati’s premier regional theatre, the Aronoff Center and received is MEd. from Wright State University. Next, his career took him to Cincinnati’s Xavier University as the Technical Director/Lighting Designer. Prior to joining WMU, Brian held the position of Visiting Professor of Lighting Design at Purdue University where he received this most recent acclaim by designing Jacquelyn Reingold’s new play and first performance of A Story About a Girl. He is happy to have joined the WMU Theatre family.