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Lap-Chi Chu

Lighting Design


Phone: 661.253.7749

Fax: 661.255.0462

Room: E307

Lap Chi Chu has designed lighting for Theater, Opera and Dance across the country. New York: The Public, New York Theater Workshop, The Signature Theater, Second Stage, The New Group, Performance Space 122 and The Kitchen. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman Theater, South Coast Rep, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage and Evidence Room. As Resident Lighting Designer for Lincoln Center's Juilliard Drama School, Chu has designed more than 20 productions in the last decade. A regular collaborator and sets, lights, video designer with the dance company Chamecki/Lerner, he has designed the full-length pieces Costumes By God, Visible Content, Hidden Forms, I Mutantes Seras and Please Don't Leave Me, which were presented in North and South America. He has also served on the advisory board of the Downtown Arts Festival and the 4OUP Dance Series of Colloquium Dance Exchange in New York. Awards have included the LA Drama Critic’s Circle Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, three Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a “Drammy” for best lighting, as well as a Lucille Lortel nomination for The Good Negro at The Public Theater. He graduated from NYU and Northwestern University.

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