Phone: (805) 565-6821
Office Location: Porter Hall 111B
Technical direction, lighting design, color theory, installation art and performance art.
Jonathan D. Hicks is a lighting designer and technical director. He currently oversees the theatre design and technology program at Westmont College. Areas of expertise include lighting & sound design, technical direction, color theory and installation art.
During the summer of 2015, Jonathan traveled with the Lit Moon Theatre Company to present the award winning production of Hamlet at the Bitola Theatre Festival in Macedonia for which he designed the lights. As part of the larger “Bit Fest” in Bitola, Jonathan developed the lighting design for Lit Moon’s production of The Cherry Orchard. This new adventure is part of a two year project in conducting research about different approaches to lighting design in Macedonia. During the summer of 2016, he returned to Macedonia to develop the lighting design for world premiere of Lit Moon Theatre Company’s production of Julius Caesar, as well as the lighting for a series of staged sonnets. These productions will be remounted as part of the 2016 Shakespeare@400 festival in Santa Barbara this November.
In 2013, he did the production design for a Youth for Christ film entitled, The Gift of Hope. His favorite theatre credits include Pirates of Penzance, Reckless, Urinetown: The Musical, the world premiere of Night on the Galactic Railroad, Spring Awakening, Anon(ymous), and The Clouds. His assistant lighting design credits include The 39 Steps, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Othello, and The Sonia Delaunay: Art & Fashion exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum with the Luce Group. In 2010, he was the lighting design intern with the Luce Group at the American Alliance of Museums Expo in Los Angeles.
Member of IATSE Local 442
MFA, Lighting Design, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA, Theatre Arts, Westmont College