Chris Bell

Scenic Artist

Chris is a theater maven’s theater maven who has been designing for the stage most of his life, and one who relishes painting scenery here at the Odyssey. His first home was The Actors’ Gang in Hollywood, where he participated in a multitude of original productions, and where he’s known for his fun-house rides at the New Year’s Eve parties. Chris then was set designer and the technical director at the historic Los Angeles Assistance League Playhouse with the Nine O’Clock Players. He created sets and special effects for The Grand Guignolers, became resident designer and tech director for Theater Arts at CalTech (TACIT) in Pasadena, and he’s now on his fifth season of building sets at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. He has done murals at the Peterson Auto Museum, and lately has been constructing escape rooms embedded with electronic wizardry.