AWARDS AND ARTISTIC AFFILIATIONS
2013 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, Chicago
2013 Finalist team award, Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase. Silent Night, dir. George Cederquist.
Resident Lighting Designer, Silk Road Rising 2013-2014.
2011 Jeff Award for Lighting Design, Scorched, Silk Road Rising.
Collaborating artist, Yellow House (interdisciplinary performance collective), 2011-present.
Master of Fine Arts, Stage Design (emphasis Lighting Design), Northwestern University, 2008.
John Woodbridge Williams Memorial Scholarship for Lighting Designers
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Missouri State University, 2002.
DESIGNS (selected recent work)
Waiting for You on the Corner of (13th and Walnut), Sojourn Theatre (Portland OR) and the Team (NYC) at Kansas City Rep, January 2013, dirs. Michael Rohd and Rachel Chavkin
The Art of Murder, by Joe DiPietro, Fox Valley Rep, January 2013, dir. Jason Gerace
i put the fear of mexico in ‘em, by Matthew Paul Olmos, Teatro Vista, November 2012, dir. Ricardo Gutierrez
Night over Erzinga, by Adriana Sevahn Nichols, Silk Road Rising, October 2012, dir. Lisa Portes
Moment, by Deirdre Kinahan, Theatre Wit, September-October 2012, dir. Jonathan Berry
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Writers’ Theatre, September 2012, dir. Michael Halberstam
The Iron Stag King (Part One), (co-design with William Kirkham), by Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews, House Theatre, September 2012, dir. Nathan Allen
Moment, by Deirdre Kinahan, Steep Theatre, July 2012, dir. Jonathan Berry
Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Jane Austen, Lifeline Theatre, March 2012, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
The Houdini Box, by Hannah Kohl, music by Mark Messing, based on the book by Brian Selznick, Chicago Children’s Theatre, January 2012, dir. Blair Thomas
Black Pearl Sings!, by Frank Higgins, Northlight Theatre, January 2012, dir. Steve Scott
Goodnight Moon, by Chad Henry, based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown, original illustrations by Clement Hurd, Chicago Children’s Theatre, October 2011, dir. David Kersnar
The Kid Thing, by Sarah Gubbins, Chicago Dramatists and About Face, August 2011, dir. Joanie Schultz.
They’re Playing Our Song, book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, music by Marvin Hamlisch, Fox Valley Repertory, August 2011, dir. Jonathan Berry.
Yellowface, by David Henry Hwang, Silk Road Theatre Project, June 2011, dir. Steve Scott
Festen, by David Eldridge, based on the film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo hr. Hansen, Steep Theatre, May 2011, dir. Jonathan Berry
Arnie the Doughnut, adapted by Frances Limoncelli from the book by Laurie Keller, music by George Howe, Lifeline KidSeries, March 2011, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Shadowlands by William Nicholson, Provisions Theater, January 2011, dir. Tim Gregory
The New Electric Ballroom, by Enda Walsh, A Red Orchid Theatre, January 2011, dir. Robin Witt
Into the Big Green Meadow, Music of Sergei Prokofiev featuring “Peter and the Wolf”, additional text by David Kersnar, Lookingglass Theatre with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, November 2010, conductor Sarah Hicks, dir. David Kersnar.
Scorched, by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau, Silk Road Theatre Project, October 2010, dir. Dale Heinen (2011 Jeff Award for Lighting Design)
Wuthering Heights, adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Emily Brontë, Lifeline Theatre, September 2010, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, The Gift Theatre, June 2010, dir. Jonathan Berry
Girls vs. Boys, by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, Jake Minton, music by Kevin O’Donnell with Nathan Allen, House Theatre, April 2010, dir. Nathan Allen
The Blue Shadow, by Nambi E. Kelley, Lifeline KidSeries, March 2010, dir. Ilesa Duncan
Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, Seanachai Theatre, February 2010, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Wilson Wants It All, by Michael Rohd and Philip Klapperich, House Theatre, February 2010, dir. Michael Rohd
The Last of the Dragons, by David Bareford, Lifeline KidSeries, January 2010, dir. Dorothy Milne
The Wind in the Willows, by Douglas Post, City Lit Theatre, November 2009, dir. Douglas Post
Mojo Mickybo, by Owen McCafferty, Seanachai Theatre, October 2009, dir. Jeff Christian
Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, Northwestern University, October 2009, dir. Frank Galati
Bye Bye Birdie, by Stewart/Strouse/Adams, Summer Music Festival, Northwestern University, July 2009, dir. Dominic Missimi
Girls vs. Boys, by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, Jake Minton, music by Kevin O’Donnell, American Musical Theatre Project with the House Theatre, July 2009, dir. Nathan Allen
Little Brother, adapted by Bill Massolia from the novel by Cory Doctorow, Griffin Theatre Company, June 2009, dir. Dorothy Milne
Merrily We Roll Along, by Furth/Sondheim, Wheaton College, April 2009, dir. Mark Lewis
Reagan’s Children: An Opera/Oratorio by Eric Reda, Northwestern University, May 2009, dir. George Cederquist
Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth, Steep Theatre Company, April 2009, dir. Robin Witt
Mariette in Ecstasy adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Ron Hansen, Lifeline Theatre, March 2009, dir. Elise Kauzlaric
Tell Me Something Good conceived by Ron Himes, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, January 2009, dir. Ron Himes
The Christmas Schooner, Bailiwick Repertory, November 2008, dir. Mary Gearen
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens, Griffin Theatre Company, October 2008, dir. Jonathan Berry
Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief, by Paula Vogel, The Mill, July 2007, dir. Jaclyn Biskup
Gilgamesh, Silk Road Theatre Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, October 2008, dir. Jen Shook
Bowery Boys (workshop premiere) by David H. Bell, American Musical Theatre Project, June 2008, dir. David H. Bell
Not a Game for Boys by Simon Block, A Red Orchid Theatre, March 2008, dir. Robin Witt
Spunk, by George Wolfe, Northwestern University, February 2008, dir. Tony Horne
Burn This, by Lanford Wilson, Northwestern University, December 2007, dir. Kathryn Walsh
Marisol, by Jose Rivera, Northwestern University, October 2007, dir. David Kersnar
A Dream Play, adapted from August Strindberg by Jaclyn Biskup, The Mill, July 2007, dir. Jaclyn Biskup
A Perfect Relationship, NU Summer Music Theatre Festival, July 2007, dir. Dominic Missimi
Chicago Sound Connection conceived by David H. Bell, NU Summer Music Theatre Festival, June 2007, dir. David H. Bell
Stone Cold Dead Serious, by Adam Rapp, Northwestern University, March 2007, dir. Jonathan Mazer
Venus, by Suzan Lori-Parks, The Mill, September 2006, dir. Jaclyn Biskup
Shakespeare’s R & J, NU Summer Theatre Festival, July 2006, dir. David Downs
The Robot Show, by Dennis Webber, Agnes Nixon Playwrighting Festival, May 2006, dir. Kit McKay
Tremble devised with Michael Rohd, Northwestern University guest artist project, May 2006
Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, St. Louis Shakespeare Company, June 2005, dir. Donna Northcott
Levee James by Sheri Shephard-Massat, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, April 2005, dir. Clyde Ruffin
Stories about the Old Days by Bill Harris, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, February 2005, dir. Ron Himes.
Northwestern University, adjunct lecturer, 2009-present (Lighting Design I, Lighting Design II, Collaboration, graduate mentor)
Columbia College Chicago, adjunct faculty, 2010-present (Lighting Design I, Lighting Design II, Vectorworks)