Introducing The Bridge Set Designer, Lighting Designer, and Stage Manager!

 In The Bridge

Cristian Bell

Cristian Bell (Set Designer) serves as the Operations Director for the School of the Arts at Utah Valley University where he leads a team for production support for all the performance events.

His Technical Director credits include: Sundance Summer Theater, University of Maryland Baltimore County Theatre Department,1st Stage Virginia, Presbyterian College Theatre Department in South Carolina, Actor’s Repertory Theatre Ensemble, UNLV Opera, Light Opera Oklahoma, The Nevada Conservatory Theater, and Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Cristian also designed sets for Signature Theatre’s production of Aida, Orson Scott Card’s production of Posing for People, and UMBC’s production of Fabulous Presto.

B.F. A., Brigham Young University. M.F.A. Technical Direction, University of Nevada Las Vegas.


Jaron Kent Hermansen

Jaron Kent Hermansen (Lighting Designer)

Clue, Altar Boyz, Steel Magnolias, Art, RED, The Foreigner, Murder for Two (The Cape Playhouse, MA). The Music Man, Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof (Sundance Eccles Theater, UT). Eleemosynary (The Brooks, CA). The King’s Men, Private Ear, Hedda Gabler, The Weird Play (Rose Wagner, UT). Bride of Frankenstein, Sonder, A Streetcar Named Desire (Found Spaces, UT). Jaron sat on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Theater Technology Intermountain Desert Region & is a lecturer at Utah Valley University. Jaron is a nominee of the USITT Young Professionals Rising Star award.


Kyle Hess (Stage Manager)

Working in the Theatrical world for over 25 years, Kyle has worked with Disney, Universal Studios, and locally with Utah presenters: Sundance, Pioneer Theater Company, Hale Center Theatre, Utah Opera, Utah Musical Theatre, and many schools. He has also worked on tours to Croatia, Bulgaria, and Taiwan. Kyle is grateful for this opportunity to work with the creative team of “The Bridge” and this wonderful company. Enjoy the Show!



The Bridge runs from November 8-10 at Kingsbury Hall.

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