Phillip W. Powers is a lighting designer currently based in the western United States. Phillip graduated with a B.A. in Theater: Design and Production with a specialization in lighting design from the University of California Los Angeles, and is currently pursing his MFA in Stage Design at Southern Methodist University.

Phillip has been working in Southern California as a freelance lighting designer since 2002. During this time Phillip has designed and assisted on over 100 productions spread between Theatre, Opera, Dance, and Concert.

In 2012 Phillip W. Powers and Theodore J. Gordon founded the event design firm, rental house, and labor brokerage Luna Lux LLC in Laguna Niguel, CA. Since its founding Phillip has been acting as C.E.O. and Design Team Lead. Through Luna Lux Phillip has been able to design for a wide variety of corporate events and product launches.

In 2015 Phillip joined forces with Taylor Cole and Austin Quan to help found Burble Creativity. Acting as Burble’s visual director Phillip assists in the development of immersive environments, specially written stories, and supporting technology.

PhillipW@Powers.lighting

Panel 1

Theatre

The Diary of Anne Frank

Producer: SMU Division of Theatre – Playwright: Wendy Kesselman – Director: Benard Cummings – Scenic Designer: Phillip W. Powers – Projection Designer: Philip Vilar – Costume Designer: Yvonne Johnson – Photographer: Phillip W. Powers

Cinched and Strapped

Producer: Theatre Three – Playwright: Selina Fillinger – Director: Leslie Swackhamer – Scenic Designer: Jocelyn Girigorie – Projection Designer: Jocelyn Girigorie – Costume Designer: Jeremy Bernadoni & Aaron Patrick DeClerk – Photographer: Jeffrey Schmidt

As You Like It

Producer: SMU Division of Theatre – Playwright: William Shakespeare – Director: Michael Connolly – Scenic Designer: Yvonne Johnson & Bri Tobin – Projection Designer: Steven Piechocki – Costume Designer: Bri Tobin – Photographer: Phillip W. Powers

Birthmark

Producer: UCR School of Theatre – Playwright: Rickerby Hinds – Director: Chari Arespacochaga – Scenic Designer: Haibo Yu – Photographer: Alif Marchi

Get. That. Snitch.

Producer: Great Minds Creative Productions – Playwright: Achilles Capone – Director: Andrew Pilmer – Scenic Designer: Victoria Tam – Projections Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Photographer: Alif Marchi

This is a Man’s World

Producer: The Latino Theater Company – Playwright: Sal Lopez – Director: Jose Luis Valenzuela – Scenic and Projections Designer: Yee Eun Nam – Photographer: Yee Eun Nam

Columbinus

Producers: Jack Shulruff and Burton Chaikin – Playwrights: PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam – Directors: Jack Shulruff and Burton Chaikin – Scenic Designer: Kate Harrow – Projections Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Photographer: Alif Marchi

Panel 2

Opera

Iphigénie en Tauride

Producer: USC Thornton Opera – Director and Scenic Designer: Ken Cazan – Photographer: Kristina Jacinth

La Clemenza di Tito

Producer: USC Thornton Opera – Director and Scenic Designer: Ken Cazan – Projection Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Photographer: Kristina Jacinth

Béatrice et Bénédict

Producer: USC Thornton Opera – Director, Scenic Designer, and Projection Designer: Joachim Schamberger – Photographer: Kristina Jacinth

The Center Cannot Hold

Producer: Pacific Opera Project – Director: Brendan Hartnett – Projection Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Photographer: Sheiva Khalily

Panel 3

Concert

MUSE/IQUE SUMMER CONCERTS 2016-2018

Producer: MUSE/IQUE – Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs

MUSE/IQUE UNCORKED CONCERTS 2016-2018

Producer: MUSE/IQUE – Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs

Panel 4

Dance

Rhapsody in Blue

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2018 – Choreographer: Alex Sanchez – Projection Designer: Steven Piechocki – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

Seize en Jeu

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2018 – Choreographer: Cherylyn Lavagnino – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

And One More Thing…

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2018 – Choreographer: Brandi Coleman – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

MUSE/IQUE DANCE PERFORMERS 2016-2018

Producer: MUSE/IQUE – Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs