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Technical direction, lighting design, color theory, installation art and performance art.
During the 2015 Summer, 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. He is looking forward to continuing his collaborations as the year progresses and culminates in the summer of 2016.
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.
He greatly enjoyed his time as Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Technology at Huntington University from 2011 to 2014. A vibrant and exciting program for young theatre artists to begin their training, explore the craft of theater in all of its nuances, while growing as a community of believers in Jesus Christ.
MFA, Lighting Design, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA, Theatre Arts, Westmont College