Brant Underwood is a flexible team leader focused on the translation of dynamic creative design into physical space. With a career that was rooted in mixed material fabrication, Brant has integrated his art and design training with extensive experience as a design engineer to push the boundaries of imagination. With a passion for genuine and thought-provoking experience, Brant has successfully led cross functional teams to implement projects ranging from immersive experience and themed entertainment to bespoke architectural features and gallery art works. Brant’s engineering, automation, and immersive design experience all wrap well into this multifaceted role, supporting clients in the discovery and enhancement of the built environment.
Before joining Theatre Projects, Brant held roles as lead project manager at Hudson Scenic Studio, technical director with UAP Company, and head of engineering at Guild. Brant also served as head of automation at Lincoln Center Theater and enjoyed working in production on dozens of shows on Broadway, in broadcasts, and in live experiences.
Brant holds a BFA in technical production from Ithaca College, and has guest lectured at Ithaca College and Pratt. Outside of Theatre Projects, Brant enjoys spending time with his family, and is an avid outdoorsman. As time allows, Brant continues to enjoy hobby carpentry, follows Formula 1 racing, and volunteers as a scout leader and as a soccer coach.
Brant in action
It takes a village to create a special place for a community to call home. Our team brings together specialists with backgrounds in the performing arts, architecture, mechanical engineering, lighting design, acoustics, and more to offer a holistic approach to creating, renovating, or repurposing all forms of storytelling spaces. We understand the decisions that need to be made at every stage of the project and we know how to make a performance space work for artists, audience, and production teams.