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Chris Milburn
2023 BFA Technical Theatre & Stage Management Chris Milburn

About Chris

Chris is an emerging Lighting and Video Designer with experience in small to large scale lighting and video systems, and production management. As an artist, Chris is interested in new Australian plays that challenge audiences and question the world around us. In his time at NIDA, Chris has worked as a Production Stage Manager for the 2022 Festival of Emerging Artists, and the June 2023 production of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street where he championed new ways of thinking about sustainable theatre making, and tracking theatre’s impact on the environment. Whilst at NIDA, Chris has also established himself in the industry working as a Lighting Designer, Programmer and Production Electrician across all forms of theatre from small independent shows to large scale commercial productions.

NIDA Productions

Lighting and Video Designer
Sandaime Richar

Production Stage Manager
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Production Stage Manager

Production Stage Manager
Prem Patr

Head Electrician and Video Systems Technician
Picnic at Hanging Rock

Head Mechanist
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Other Productions

Lighting Designer
New Balance 2023 (Old Fitz)

Lighting Programmer
A Broadcast Coup 2023 (Ensemble Theatre)

Lighting Programmer
Summer of Harold 2023 (Ensemble Theatre)