Lighting Designer
United Scenic Artists 829

(Representative listing)

The St. Louis Black Repertory – St. Louis (Resident Designer, 1989-Present)
Artistic Director: Ron Himes

  • Flyin’ West
  • The Wiz
  • Othello
  • Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery
  • Intimate Apparel
  • One Mo’ Time
  • Train is Comin’
  • I Don’t Have to Show You No Stinkin’ Badges
  • The Piano Lesson
  • Ruined
  • Dreamgirls
  • When the Chickens Come Home to Roost
  • A Soldier’s Play
  • Eubie
  • Damn Yankees
  • Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
  • In White America
  • Ain’t MisBehavin’
  • Oedipus
  • The Dance on Widow’s Row
  • Black Eagles
  • Williams & Walker
  • Blues in the Night
  • Bubbling Brown Sugar
  • Raisin
  • Anne & Emmett
  • Miss Julie, Clarissa and John

Playmakers Theatre – Chapel Hill

  • Mr. Joy, directed by Vivienne Benesch – 2017
  • Trouble in Mind, directed by Jade Carolle -2015
  • Surviving Twin, directed by Joseph Haj – 2013
  • A Raisin in the Sun & Clybourne Park (in rep) – 2013 – Directed by Tracy Young and Raelle-Myrick Hodges
  • The Parchman Hour, directed by Mike Wiley – 2011

Arena Stage – Washington, DC

  • Intelligence (Premiere), directed by Daniella Topol – 2017

 

Writer’s Theatre – Chicago

  • East Texas Hot Links, directed by Ron “OJ” Parson – 2016

 

St. Louis Black Repertory

  • Miss Julie, Clarissa and John (Premiere), directed by Andrea Frye – 2016

 

eta Creative Arts, Chicago

  • Migration (Premiere), directed by Kemati Porter – 2016

 

Actors Theatre of Louisville

  • Seven Guitars, directed by Colman Domingo – 2015

Here Arts Center – New York City

  • Freight, directed by Joseph Megel – 2015

The Brick – Brooklyn

  • The Uncanny Valley, directed by Francesca Talenti – 2014

Eta Creative Arts – Chicago

  • Hoodoo Love, directed by Artisia Green – 2013

Man Bites Dog Theatre – Durham

  • The Brothers Size, directed by Joseph Megel – 2012

Alliance Theatre – Atlanta

    • I Just Stopped by to See the Man, directed by Ron O.J. Parson – 2012

Victory Gardens – Chicago

  • The Gospel According to James, directed by Chuck Smith – 2011

Indiana Repertory Theatre – Indianapolis

  • The Gospel According to James (Premiere), directed by Chuck Smith – 2011

eta Creative Arts – Chicago

  • The Trip (Premiere), directed by Mignon McPherson-Nance – 2010

Geva Theatre – Rochester

  • Two Trains Running, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 2010

About Face Theatre – Chicago

  • Sweet Tea (Premiere) directed by Daniel Alexander Jones – 2010

ETA – Chicago

  • Resurrection, directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce 2009

Penumbra – St. Paul

  • The Whipping Man, directed by Lou Bellamy – 2009

American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) – San Francisco

  • Blood Knot, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright – 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre – Berkeley

  • The Blue Door, directed by Delroy Lindo – 2007

Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Montgomery

  • Gee’s Bend (premiere), directed by Janet Cleveland – 2007

Spelman College – Atlanta

  • A Song for Coretta (premiere), directed by Crystal Dickinson – 2007

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) – Seattle

  • Wine in the Wilderness, directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton – 2006

The Court Theatre – Chicago

  • Flyin’ West, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 2007
  • Fences, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 2006
  • Desire Under the Elms, directed by Walter Dallas – 2000

The Goodman Theatre – Chicago

  • Black Nativity, directed by Mike Malone – 2005 & 2004
  • A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Chuck Smith – 2000
  • Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Chuck Smith – 1998
  • Let Me Live, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 1998
  • Seeking the Genesis (premiere), directed by Walter Dallas – 1996

Alliance Theatre – Atlanta

  • Jar the Floor, directed by Andrea Frye – 2002
  • The Ties that Bind, directed by Andrea Frye – 1996
  • A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Woodie King, Jr. – 1994

Indiana Repertory Theatre – Indianapolis

  • A Woman Named Truth, directed by Priscilla Lindsey – 2005
  • Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Ron Himes – 2003
  • Rosa Parks, directed by Donald Griffin – 1993

Congo Square – Chicago

  • Black Nativity, directed by Mike Malone (co-production with Goodman) – 2005 & 2006
  • Wedding Band, directed by Ron OJ Parson (co-production with Steppenwolf Theatre) – 2003
  • From the Mississippi Delta, directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce – 2002

Studio Arena – Buffalo

  • A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 2004

Arkansas Repertory Theatre – Little Rock

  • Dreamgirls, directed by Rajendra Samoon Maharaj – 2004

Steppenwolf Theatre – Chicago

  • Wedding Band, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 2003

Oberlin Dance Center (ODC) – San Francisco

  • Word Becomes Flesh, directed by Gloria Bigelow – 2003

Manhattan Theatre Club – New York City

  • In Real Life, directed by Daniel Sullivan – 2002

Yerba Buena Performing Arts Center (San Francisco Hip Hop Theatre Festival)

  • Scourge (premiere), directed by Kamilah Forbes – 2005

Grahamstown Festival – Grahamstown, South Africa

  • The Middle Passage (premiere), directed by Nefertiti Burton and Dumile Magodia – 2003
  • Weemen (premiere), directed by Thulani Mtshali – 1996

Mark Taper Forum – Los Angeles

  • In Real Life, directed by Daniel Sullivan – 2001

Organic Theatre – Chicago

  • Five Rooms of Furniture (premiere), directed by Jonathan Wilson – 2002
  • Amy’s View, directed by Ina Marlowe – 2000

Seattle Repertory Theatre – Seattle

  • In Real Life (premiere), directed by Daniel Sullivan – 2000

Kwazulu Natal Playhouse – Durban, South Africa

  • A Coloured Place, directed by Tina Johnson – 1998

New Federal Theatre – New York City, Off-Broadway

  • The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman, directed by Paul C. Harrison – 1998

Plowshares Theatre – Detroit

  • Bourbon at the Border, directed by Gary Anderson – 1998

Windybrow Center for the Arts – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Hang on in There Nelson (premiere), directed by Walter Chakela – 1996
  • Death & the Maiden, directed by Damon Berry – 1996

Onyx Theatre – Chicago

  • East Texas Hotlinks, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 1998 & 1995
  • Flyin’ West, directed by Ron OJ Parson – 1997
  • Sty of the Bling Pig – 1996
  • Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill/Thomas Hearings, directed by J. R. Sullivan – 1996
  • 4 Queens and No Trumps, directed by Ted Lange – 1998

Carnegie Hall – New York City

  • 125th Anniversary Tribute to W.E.B. DuBois – 1993

Victory Gardens Theatre – Chicago

  • Spinning into Blue, directed by Sandy Shinner – 1993

Missouri Repertory Theatre – Kansas City

  • Broadway Bound, directed by George Keathley – 1992

A Director’s Theatre – Hollywood

  • The Heart Outright, directed by Sheri Kane – 1989
  • Win/Lose/Draw, directed by Dorothy Lyman – 1988
  • Some Sweet Day, directed by Claude Purdy – 1987

Los Angeles and San Francisco

  • Checkmates, directed by Woodie King – 1987 & 1988

Los Angeles Theatre Center – Los Angeles (Resident Lighting Designer, 1985-1987)

  • The Three Sisters, The Birthday Party, Help Wanted, the Triumph of the Spider Monkey (premiere)
  • Various music concerts and experimental productions

The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) – New York City, Off-Broadway

  • La Grima del Diablo, directed by Richard Gant – 1980