Brandon Wardell

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design Northern Illinois University

Brandon Wardell has been a freelance lighting and scenic designer in Chicago for the last ten years. In addition to his work at NIU, he an Ensemble Member with Adventure Stage Chicago and Backstage Theatre Company, as well as an Artistic Associate with Steep Theatre Company. Recent Credits include Love and Money (Steep), Three Days of Rain (Backstage), Ghosts of Treasure Island (ASC), The Count of Monte Cristo (Lifeline), and La Traviata (Music by the Lake).

Brandon earned his MFA from Northwestern University and has also taught at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Illinois Wesleyan University, Columbia College Chicago, and North Central College.

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