Larry Brechner

Larry Brechner shows

Art On The Air

Covering the Visual Arts in Valparaiso and throughout NWI

Larry is a recognized fine art photographer with numerous exhibits to his credit, and is an active member of several regional arts organization also serving on the boards for Chesterton Art Center, Southern Shore Arts Association, Hobart Arts League, and Lakeshore Public Media (TV/Radio) also serving there as an on-air pledge host.

With over 40 years of professional and educational theatrical experience, Larry recently retired as the Auditorium/Theater Company Director (administrator) for the School Town of Munster. He previously worked as the Theatre Administrator for The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, including as the Production Manager/Resident Lighting Designer for The Center’s resident professional Equity theater for six years. Larry also served as the Auditorium Director and Producer/Director for the Highland Theatre Company for 13 years at Highland’s Monbeck Auditorium.

Over his entire career, Larry has produced/directed a total of 230 theatrical productions (mostly musicals), and as Auditorium Director/Lighting Designer he has done 300 professional/community concert events and over 1000 school concert/events.

In 2016 Larry was inducted into the Indiana Thespian Hall of Fame recognizing his over 31 years as an outstanding theater educator/director. In 2007, Larry earned his Doctor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies with concentrations in musical theater production/direction, small theater operations, and stage lighting. His Masters and Bachelors degrees are in Communications with concentration on broadcast production and performance.  

In 2010 Purdue University Calumet honored him with the Alumni Leadership Award recognizing outstanding alumni from various fields of study, and in 1997 with the Distinguished Corporate/Community Service Award. He is an instrument-rated commercial pilot, and a voting member form the Grammy Awards since 1980.

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