Rhett Bryson

Professor of Scenic & Lighting Design

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Rhett Bryson is a highly respected scene and lighting designer who has been at Furman for more than 40 years. He was a theatre major at Florida State University and performed for two seasons at the Asolo Theatre Festival in Sarasota, Fla. As a graduate student at the University of Georgia, he designed scenery and lights for the summer rep production program.


  • Recipient of Alester G. Furman, Jr., and Janie Earle Furman Meritorious Teaching Award, Furman University, 2019


  • M.F.A., The University of Georgia
  • B.A., Florida State University

Professional Activities 

Rhett Bryson is a performing magician. He was recently named the offical magician of the Greenville Drive baseball team.


  • ​ The Winter's Tale (2013)
  • Doubt, a parable (2013)
  • Circle Mirror Transformation (2012)
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2011)


  • ​The Children's Hour (2012)
  • Lysistrata (2011)
  • As You Like It (2009)
  • Moonchildren​ (2005)


  • ​Doubt, a parable (2013)
  • Beyond Therapy (2012)
  • This is How It Goes (2010)
  • The Bald Soprano & The American Dream (2010)
  • The Good Doctor (2007)
  • An Evening with Ives (2006)
  • An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf (2006)
  • Oleanna (2005)
  • Twisted Tales from Shakespeare (2003)
  • Harvey (2000)* All productions were held at Furman unless otherwise noted.