Russell Morris III
Interim Technical Director,
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater
Ph. (202) 994-7092
Mr. Morris is the former Vice President of Production for BASH Lighting Services Mid-Atlantic, Inc. and Director of Production Services for Production Resources Group – Mid-Atlantic. Previously he was the President and co-owner of TTF Lighting Consultants from 1976 until 1995. He has been extensively involved all phases of production in the greater Washington area as well as the country at large for 30 years as production manager, television lighting designer, crew supervisor, facilities consultant, and rental advisor. He has a wealth of experience in show planning and management, logistics, design, and labor relations and management. His show credits include The David Letterman Show, the Opening of EPCOT, Christmas in Washington, the America's Junior Miss Pageant, the Grammy Awards, Miss America, the Tony Awards and many other regional, national, and syndicated programs. He has been closely involved with every Presidential Inaugural since 1977 in a variety of capacities. He was the resident lighting director for FOX News Washington Bureau, being responsible for the creation and maintenance of all new designs for FOX News Sunday, Special Report with Britt Hume, On the Record with Greta van Susteren, and numerous other FOX News series and special events. Other credits include lighting director for PBS Millennium 2000 and production manager for the US Army Military District of Washington’s production, Spirit of America, 2000 - 2005for View One, Inc. and 2008/2009 for Eggs and Bacon. Recent facilities installations include the Defense Media Activity studios for the Department of Defense, the FBI Briefing Room, and the Drug Enforcement Agency Briefing Room. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tulane University and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is currently a freelance production manager, television lighting director, facility designer and coordinator, and President of Little Gidding, Ltd.