Brett Harwood

Associate Professor

Telephone: 208-282-2543


  • A.T. 1981, Idaho State University
  • B.S. 1990, Idaho State University
  • M.F.A. 1994, Montana State University – Bozeman

Joined ISU Faculty in 2002

Brett is an Associate Professor of Scenery and Lighting Design and is beginning his eleventh year at ISU. Before returning to Pocatello, Brett was an Assistant Professor of Scenery and Lighting Design at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and an Assistant Professor of Design and Theatre Technology at Montana State University – Bozeman.  He holds an MFA from the University of Montana and BS and AT degrees from ISU.  Brett’s resume includes over 100 designs in both professional and academic theatre. 

Some memorable designs while at ISU include:  Sleuth, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Macbeth, The Shadowbox (lighting), and Man of La Mancha.  From 1994-1997 Brett served as resident lighting designer for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.  Other professional theatre work includes productions for Fort Wayne Youtheatre, The American Classics Summer Theatre, The Montana Repertory Theatre, and The Bigfork Summer Playhouse.  He has also worked on three feature films:  The River Wild, Beethoven’s 2nd, and Diggstown. 

Over the past few years Brett has enjoyed the opportunity to direct at Idaho State which includes such productions as Oleanna, All in the Timing, Sleuth, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  After the full schedules that theatre often provides, Brett greatly enjoys spending time with his wife Lorna and their six children.

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