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.