Head House Electrician/Master Electrician


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Head House Electrician/Master Electrician
  • Concentration:

    • Lighting Technology
  • Department:

    • Dance, Music, and Theatre
  • Education:

    • Master of Arts - Lighting Design


Joshua Legate is a native of Kalispell, Montana. Legate earned his B.A. in Drama from the University of Montana, and an M.A. in Lighting Design from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Before joining the staff at CSU, he worked as the lighting supervisor at Central Washington University where he taught classes in lighting technology and design. Professionally, he has lit dance, opera, theatre, performance artists, corporate events, and almost everything in between. He also has extensive experience in computer aided design and automated lighting. At CSU he is the staff master electrician and as such, works in the season and mentors student master electricians' work on the main stage and in the annual studio events. He has served time as a guest lecturer at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. When he is not in the theater, Legate can usually be found exploring somewhere in the mountains with his family and dog.