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Brad Caleb Lee

Job Role: Visiting Design Lecturer

Department: Design

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Brad Caleb Lee is an international award-winning designer for theatre, as well as a producer, curator, director, spatial designer, editor, and teacher championing true collaboration to create connective audience experiences. With a wide-ranging background from marketing to advocacy, development to stage management, graphic design to producing, Brad brings a diverse palette to his work. Within his portfolio you'll find interest in opera, circus, classical theatre, burlesque, new works, theatre for young audiences, technology in performance, musicals, and queer stories.

He was the resident designer of Chicago Fringe Opera for 5 years and a regular collaborator with Bros Do Prose and the Summer Theatre of New Canaan. Other collaborators have included The Richard Burton Theatre Company, Kings Head Theatre, St. George’s Bristol, Elan Frontoio, Welsh National Opera, Opera Sonic/Laura Drane Associates, Music Theatre Wales, Opera'r Ddraig, East Riding Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company, Theatre Tuscaloosa, Hell in a Handbag, Filament Theatre, and The Monomoy Theatre.

He holds a Master of Arts in Performance Design from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (2015) and triple honours designation for both a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Science of Commerce in Business Management from The University of Alabama (2011).


At RWCMD, Brad works across all year cohorts, supporting students with model making and digital skills on both conceptual projects and realised productions. He is the producer of the annual graduate exhibition BALANCE, leading students through compiling their catalogue materials, exhibition, and websites in preparation for entering the creative industries.

Notable Achievements

Founding Editor, ASCENDING (

A digital magazine and global platform focused on emerging theatre designers, scenographers, and visual dramaturges.

Designer Curator: Wales, helo dieithryn / hello stranger

2023 National Design Exhibition

Society of British Theatre Designers / Wales Millennium Centre

Curator/Designer Your Voice!

2021 Wales Millennium Centre

Curatorial Producer

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space 2019

International (2017-19) / Layout (2014-15) Editor, The Blue Pages

Quarterly magazine of The Society of British Theatre Designers


2015 UK National Design Exhibition

Society of British Theatre Designers, Victoria & Albert Museum

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

Official Selection World Stage Design 2017, Taipei

Juror’s Special Prize PQ 2015

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