Brian Smallwood


Associate Professor of Theatre, Production Management, Technical Direction
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Brian worked for 10 years in New York City. During that time he project managed as a Technical Director and Production Manager for dozens of Off and Off-Off Broadway companies. He co-founded a production company called No Time for Love Productions, which served companies including the Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Musical Festival, and New York Photo Festival, and Second Stage.

In 2010, Brian began studying at the Yale School of Drama in the Technical Design and Production program. He graduated with an MFA with the class of 2013.

As far as his teaching career, in 2013 Brian taught at Arizona State University as a Clinical Assistant Professor/ Technical Director. Most recently, he served as Assistant Professor/ Technical Director at the University of Nevada Las Vegas from 2014 to 2019. Brian’s research interests include structural engineering for production and increasing productivity through employee wellness.

Watch for Brian’s book: Productivity Through Wellness for the Theatre Technician: Increasing Productivity, Avoiding Burnout, and Maximizing the Value of An Hour slated for release in 2020.

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