Christopher Sprague ASTC

Senior Theatre Consultant

Chris brings to his work a strong background in the technical aspects of theatre and opera and a keen eye for design. Chris has experience in a variety of technical positions with a leading U.S. opera company, including Associate Technical Director, Safety Manager and Associate Lighting Designer.

His background includes theatrical lighting design for Boston Lyric Opera, Skylight Opera Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, and New York City Opera. He has also worked as a designer and electrician with several theatre companies, gaining knowledge of the technical systems within a contemporary performance facility.

Significant Projects


  • BA - Ohio Northern University


  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • OSHA Training - General Industry Safety & Health

Presentations & Panels

  • “Amphitheatres as Community Amenities - Programming and Planning,” USITT National Conference, 2019
  • “From Commissioning to Operation: Steps in Getting Your Performing Arts Building Up and Running,” USITT National Conference, 2016
  • “Theatre Renovations: Programming to Planning,” USITT National Conference, 2014
  • “Project Management as an Approach to Technical Direction,” USITT National Conference, 2014


  • RiverEdge Park

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
    • GE Spe­cial Cita­tion, 2013
  • Directors’ Award ASTC/USITT Renovation Challenge 2019 Mentor, Florida State University Team