• Scene from GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Photo Credit: Kenji Kang
  • Scene from EL NOGALAR. Photo Credit: Kenji Kang
  • Scene from WTF
  • Scene from AS YOU LIKE IT. Photo Credit: Kenji Kang
  • Scene from ANGELS IN AMERICA
  • Scene from FABULATION OR,THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE. Photo Credit: Kenji Kang
  • Scene from IN THE HEIGHTS. Photo credit: Anneka Bunnag

Barry Cleveland

Barry Cleveland
Associate Professor [FERP Retirement]
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M. Barrett (Barry) Cleveland serves as Associate Professor of Theatre. For 2008-09 he was also a Faculty Technology Associate in the department of Academic Technology.  He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar teaching at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1997-1998.  While in Asia, he presented guest lectures and workshops at a variety universities and theatres across Taiwan, as well as participating in a seminar, “CAD for Scenography,” and presenting workshops at Yong-in University, Seoul, South Korea.  He returned briefly to Taiwan as a Visiting Associate Professor at National Taiwan University in November 2008 teaching workshops in Sound.  He returned to Taiwan in 2009-10 while on sabbatical to accompany his spouse, Annie O. Cleveland,  who was teaching as a Fulbright Scholar at National Taiwan University. 

During fall of 2000 he was the Production Manager and Lighting Director for the Diamond Tour of the Moscow Ballet’s national tour of The Nutcracker playing in eighteen cities across seven states.  He has executed over 200 theatre and dance production assignments for a variety of university and professional companies, including, The Ohio State University, The Contemporary American Theatre Company (Columbus Ohio), The Hip Pocket Theatre, Casa Mañana Summer Musicals, Shakespeare in the Park (Fort Worth, Texas), and for Impact Dance, Dance Express, Canyon Concert Ballet, and High Performance Dance (Fort Collins, CO).

His primary research investigates integrating microcomputer technology into the design and production process.  Cross discipline projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering are on-going at both CSUN and Colorado State University.  Publications include articles in Dramatics, Theatre Crafts, Theatre Design and Technology, Yale Technical Brief, Lighting Dimensions, Selected Readings of the International Visual Literacy Association, and the Dutch journal Zichtlijnen.  The United States Institute for Theatre Technology presented the 2009 Herbert D. Greggs Award which recognizes innovative, in-depth writing about theatre design and technology in TD&T to Annie O. and Barry Cleveland for their 2008 article, “Fort Worth for Entertainment: Billy Rose’s Casa Mañana 1936 – 1939.”  USITT commissioned Annie and Barry to write The Designs of Carrie Robbins, the sixth in a series of monographs recognizing great American Designers which was published in 2011.