Brad Cassil comes to SMU with over 30 years of experience as a professional stage manager. He has stage managed productions all over the world. He has also worked as a producer, production coordinator and company manager in theatre, television, dance, business theatre, corporate and special events. His resume includes such events as the Olympics, Super Bowl, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards and Grammy Awards. He has worked with such artists as N’Sync, Celine Dion, Ben Vereen, Michael Peters, Angela Lansbury and Debbie Reynolds. Regionally, he has worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Orlando International Fringe Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, ACT, SRT and Sacramento City Actor’s Theatre.
In addition, Brad owns a production staffing company in Dallas and often uses current and former students as production assistants for large corporate events. Over the years, he has taken several upperclass stage management students to assist him on professional shows all around the country.
Cassil holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from California Institute of the Arts. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), the professional union for actors and stage managers. Cassil teaches undergraduate courses in stage management as well as supervising/coordinating stage management for the Division of Theatre.