Bradley Thompson, a graduate of the Purchase College Design Technology program in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film, is the technical supervisor of the hot new theatrical experience Fuerzabruta at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City. Joining him on the production were alumni Ali Cruso, Sean Kane and Ray Harrold, as well as senior technical direction student Brian Levine, who worked as Thompson’s assistant.
From the creators of De La Guardia, Fuerzabruta (which means “brute force”) is a non-stop collision of dynamic music, visceral emotion and kinetic aerial imagery that has already taken South America and Europe by storm. The show features mind-blowing effects—a man running full throttle through a series of moving walls, women frolicking in a watery world suspended just inches about the audience—and is a theatrical experience that floods the senses. Thompson has called Fuerzabruta the most challenging set he has ever worked on, which took more than a year to design and months of planning to construct.
Thompson is also the associate production manager at Second Stage Theatre. His other theatrical credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas (First National Tour) and Altar Boyz on the Road (Off Broadway). He has designed lighting for over 50 Off Broadway productions as well as many fashion runways and corporate events. Some of his other technical credits include Sandra Bernhardt’s Everything Bad and Beautiful, Drum Struck, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, Pentecost, Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantast and Lincoln Center Summer Festival 2001-2005. He is a former professor of Theatre Design/Technology at Baruch College and Technical Supervisor for the Baruch Performing Arts Center. One of his next projects is the Republic National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.