Colleen's love of lighting design is rooted in the power of storytelling and its ability to change the world. The lighting design of a show creates the air that characters breathe---the audience breathes that same air and is pulled into the world of the play​.

 

She is a Florida born, Brooklyn based Lighting Designer with a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.​ Colleen spent the 2019 fall semester studying Scenography at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. In addition, she has a double Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lighting Design and Acting from Florida Southern College.

Prior to attending graduate school Colleen worked as the Resident Lighting Designer and Assistant Master Electrician at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Orlando, Florida. She is a proud member of USA 829.

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* denotes an upcoming production
** Tony nominated

 
LIGHTING DESIGN

COMPANY

DIRECTOR

YEAR

Clean/Espejos*

The Chinese Lady*

Underground Nation

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Pippin

The Light Princess

The Rehearsal

My Town

Marie

Henry IV Parts I & II

Anxiety Stew: A New Musical

TrueSelves: A Gender Play

Blood Wedding

Aladdin

Pinkalicious! The Musical

As You Like It

Every Christmas Story Ever Told...And Then Some!

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Beauty and the Beast

Stuart Little

The Frog and the Princess

The Tempest

Macbeth

James and the Giant Peach

The Merchant of Venice

RENT

Much Ado About Nothing

Reefer Madness

Once On This Island

Little Shop of Horrors

Hartford Stage | Syracuse Stage

The Studio Theatre

EPIC Theatre Ensemble

Opera Theatre Rutgers

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Rutgers Theatre Company

Rutgers Theatre Company

Rutgers Theatre Company

Rutgers Theatre Company

Kelly Productions

coLab Arts

Rutgers Theatre Company

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

The Young Company

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare With Heart

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare With Heart

The Young Company

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare With Heart

Florida Southern College

The Young Company

Players By The Sea

Players By The Sea

TheatreWorks FL!

Melissa Crespo

Reiko Ho

Melissa Friedman

John Giampietro

Allegra Libonati | Christian Libonati

Melody Libonati

Christopher Cartmill

Knud Adams

Morgan Green

Michael Sexton

David Kelly

John P. Keller

Matt Dixon

Patrick Braillard

Steve Mackinnon

Monica Long Tamborello

Michael Carlton

Anne Herring

Patrick Braillard

Melissa Mason Braillard

Patrick Braillard

Anne Herring

Monica Long Tamborello

Tim Williams

Anne Herring

James F. Beck

Monica Long Tamborello

Sam Fisher

Eric DiCicco

Scott Cook

2023

2022

2022

2020

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

2014

2013

2013

2012

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ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGN

COMPANY

DESIGNER

YEAR

The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation

On That Day In Amsterdam | Off-Broadway

Beauty and the Beast

Black No More | Off-Broadway

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Primary Stages

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

The New Group

Jeff Croiter

Cha See

Delonte Smith

Jeff Croiter

2022

2022

2022

2022

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ASSISANT LIGHTING DESIGN

COMPANY

DESIGNER

YEAR

Broadway Backwards

Wish You Were Here | Off-Broadway

Paradise Square | Broadway**

Tootsie | National Tour

Matilda

Ten Blocks On the Camino Real

The Other Shore

Electric Ocean | Sea World

Destiny of Desire

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids

Playwrights Horizons

Tinc Productions

Troika Productions

Random Farms Theatre

Rutgers Theatre Company

Rutgers Theatre Company

Agress Lighting Inc.

The Garden Theatre

Craig Stelzenmuller

Reza Behjat

Don Holder

Don Holder

Ania Parks

Cat J. Cusick

Ashley Houck

David Agress | Devon Allen

Eric Haugen

2022

2022

2021-22

2021

2019

2018

2018

2018

2017

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ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Songs For A New World | Florida Southern College

Joe's Pub | The Public Theatre

Crazy For You | Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Tootsie - A New Musical

Ragtime | Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Lighting Design Consultant

Lighting Designer

Programmer

Lighting Design Intern

Programmer

Resident Lighting Designer 
Assistant Master Electrician

James F. Beck| Technical Director

Ania Parks | Department Head

Eric Haugen | Lighting Designer

Don Holder | Lighting Designer

Eric Haugen | Lighting Designer

Delonte Smith | Master Electrician

2021

2019 - Pres.

2019

2018

2018

2013 - 17

EDUCATION

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Master of Fine Arts: Lighting Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Lighting Design/Acting

Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts | Don Holder

Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe | Michael Pavelka

Florida Southern College | James F. Beck

2020

2019

2012

RELATED SKILLS

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Vectorworks, Lightwright, SpotOn, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, AfterEffects), Photography, Eos programming, 
Microsoft Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook), Millumin