Lighting Design

I have had 11 years of experience with theatrical lighting, primarily as Master Electrician and a part of electrics crews, but also as Lighting Designer. While on staff at Taproot Theatre Company one of my roles was Master Electrician. I did lighting designs for their educational studio as well as Late Night Improv. One of the educational touring shows toured to the New York International Fringe Festival in 2009. I was the Lighting Designer for the festival performance in the Cherry Lane Theatre. For the past three years I have been the Lighting Designer for Anderlin Arts and Downtown Theatre Project.

One of my biggest strengths as a Lighting Designer is my creativity while working with limited resources and timelines. For all my lighting designs I have utilized, added to or adjusted an existing plot on a tight budget and minimal tech/load in time. I have spent a significant amount of time creating and updating paperwork as Master Electrician so I am very quick at interpreting a plot and figuring out how to best utilize it. Even without a lot of tools or time, I have been able to deliver exactly what the director was looking for. As a Lighting Designer I am also very detail focused, especially in color and cue timings. My designs flow really smoothly and I try not to make arbitrary design decisions, but have meaning and intension in my choices. Reading the emotional content in a scene and responding through lights is very much an anchor in my designs. My favorite part of lighting design is experiencing chills when I hit just the right intensity or timing in a sequence.

Below is a sampling of my mainstage lighting design work for Anderlin Arts and Downtown Theatre Project, two start up companies in the greater Seattle area.


Artifact (of)

Part of University Dance Theatre’s Dance Revolutions 2017 Choreographer: Sidra Bell Costume Design: Jeni O’Malley Lighting Design: Dustin Morache Music by: Dennis Bell Dance Revolutions Director: Erin Thompson Photos by: Dustin Morache