Design and Technology

Design Tech Alumni

After getting his BA from Ball State University and his MFA in lighting design from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, Andy Catron moved to NYC in 2000. He worked on several national tours upon moving to the city. He was the head electrician on the national tour of Leader of the Pack, Chess, and Tommy. He then went on the road as the assistant electrician for the first national tour of Contact. Upon returning to NYC for good, he has worked on many Off-Broadway shows, MTV, industrial, and now Broadway productions as a stagehand in the electrics department. Andy was the head electrician for Brooklyn, The Musical, the assistant electrician for Lestat, and electrician for Lion King, All Shook Up, Movin' Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and is currently the moving light technician at Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Andy has also worked as a lighting designer and assistant lighting designer in New York. He has designed for fashion shows at the New York Hilton, and worked as the assistant lighting designer for Stephen Sondheim's 70th birthday gala celebration of Sweeny Todd at Avery Fisher Hall starring Patti Lupone, George Hearn, and Audra McDonald, and as the assistant lighting designer for Lincoln Center's gala production of Anything Goes, also starring Patti Lupone.

Andy currently resides in Maplewood, NJ, with his wife, Mindy, and their amazingly beautiful daughter Michayla.

Cain Bilbrey is a '93 graduate of Ball State, with a double degree in performance and technical theatre design. He is never happy just on one side of the fence. Cain's hometown is Dunkirk, IN, but he has resided in Raleigh, NC, since 2000. He has been working professionally in theatre since the day after graduation. Now, taking a break from the arts, has the greatest job of his life, Daddy to his daughter Gabriela and loving husband to wife Alexandra. Next big adventure for him is a move further south to Brazil, South America, to teach English and perhaps even theatre. All the while exposing his daughter to her mother's culture and customs. "My passion for the arts is shadowed only by my passion for my family."

Les Reinhardt graduated from Ball State in 2002, got married, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and has been there ever since. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity, and works as an Equity stage manager in the Bay Area. Currently she is in her 5th year as resident stage manager for Ballet San Jose, in San Jose, California. She has worked for American Conservatory Theatre and the Magic Theatre (both in San Francisco), California Shakespeare Theatre (since 2003), Peninsula Ballet Theatre and on the pre-Broadway production of Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme. Since moving to the Bay Area, Les is happy to say that she has been lucky enough to only work in the arts and hopes to continue this trend for as long as she possibly can.

Les Reinhardt resume