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Daniel B. Chapman

Associate Professor of Theatre

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Main Hall 315A


Daniel B. Chapman, Associate Professor of Theatre

He came to Montana Western after more than 20 years working as a designer in live entertainment. He is a member of United Scenic Artists (Lighting Design and Projection Design) and in addition to design he has worked extensively as a production manager and technical director. He is the author of Motion ( and Light Assistant ( 

He received his MFA in Lighting Design from Carnegie Mellon and his BA from The University of New Mexico. He has taught previously at Western Illinois University and Berea College.

His recent design credits include:

Opera Santa Barbara for Madama Butterfly. New York: On the Verge, Restoration ComedyConstruction of the Human Heart, (The Acting Company) Of Mice and Men, Damascus; Summer Theater of New Canaan: West Side Story, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Twelfth Night; Guerilla Opera: Beowulf, Troubled Water, Pedr Solis, No Exit; Opera Southwest: Frida, Pelléas et Mélisande, L’inganno felice, Ali Baba, Norma, Bless Me Ultima, Guillaume Tell, Pagliacci, Tancredi, Il Turco in Italia, Aida, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Don GiovanniIl barbiere di Siviglia; Ash Lawn Opera: Susannah; Chicago: Cymbeline, Lifeboat, The Snow Queen; New Mexico Ballet: Alice in Wonderland, Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz;