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Lee Lyons, M.F.A.

Professor of Theatre
Program Director, Theatre

Office Phone: (951) 343-4919
E-mail: llyons@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Wallace Theatre
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.F.A. Theatrical Design San Diego State University 1988
B.A.A. Theatre San Diego State University 1980
A.A Theatre Phoenix College 1978
  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Scenic, Lighting, Audio and Makeup design
    Moving Light Programming
    Video Direction and Cinematography
    Technical Direction and Media for Worship

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Professor Lyons has worked extensively in the professional motion picture and television field, serving as Art Director, Set Decorator, or Scenic Artist on many television series and national commercials including Dirty Dancing, the Dom DeLoise Show, Munsters Today, and McDonalds. For Performance Riverside he has contributed designs for such shows as A Chorus Line, Man of La Mancha, The Who’s Tommy, and The Secret Garden (winner of the 1996 “Robby” award for best lighting design) . He has also designed scenery for Theatrical Arts International’s Zorro Live, and The Christmas Box at the California Theatre in San Bernardino, and created the lighting design for the tour of On Golden Pond, starring Jack Klugman. He earned his M.F.A. in theatrical design from San Diego State University and taught courses in Scenic, Lighting, Audio design and Acting for the Camera at California State University San Bernardino, where he had been a professor for 20 years. During that time he created over 160 designs and received over 30 Inland Theatre League Awards for his work at CSUSB. Professor Lyons resides in San Bernardino with his wife, Lisa and two children, Nick and Gracie.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Professor Lyons attends Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, CA, where he is the resident scenic and lighting designer for outreach productions, and serves in the video ministry as a director and camera operator.

  • Personal Philosophy

    "The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King",

    - Hamlet; William Shakespeare

    For God, who said "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

    - II Corinthians 4:6, NASB