Phillip W. Powers – Lighting, Scenic & System Designer

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Theater: Design and Production, and of Southern Methodist University with a MFA in Stage Design.

Working as a freelance entertainment designer since the early 2000’s, Phillip has designed and assisted on over 100 productions spanning the Theatre, Opera, Dance, and Live Music genres.

In 2012, in collaboration with Theodore J. Gordon, Phillip founded Luna Lux LLC in Laguna Niguel, CA. Since its founding he has designed a wide variety of corporate events and activations including several large conventions.

In 2015 Phillip joined forces with Taylor Cole and Austin Quan to help found Burble Creativity in Riverside, CA. As Burble’s visual director, Phillip assisted in developing immersive environments, neuroscience-backed narratives, and consumer products.

In 2020 Phillip worked in the applications department at Signify, Vari-Lite Strand, In Dallas TX. Through system design and applications engineering roles, he expanded his scope of work into architectural lighting and new venue installations.

Additionally in 2020 Phill was recognized as one of the finalists in the Hog Factor Competition, along with being selected to design the new Vari-Lite VL800 series fixture demo video.

In early May, Phillip completed a two month project as an associate fountains designer and programmer on the nighttime spectacular ONCE with Quantum Creative Studios at VinWonders in Phú Quốc Vietnam.

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Panel 1

Theatre

The Diary of Anne Frank

Lighting & Scenic Design

Producer: SMU Division of Theatre – Playwright: Wendy Kesselman

Director: Benard Cummings  – Projection Designer: Philip Vilar – Costume Designer: Yvonne Johnson – Photographer: Phillip W. Powers

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Men on Boats

Lighting & Projections Design

Producer: SMU Division of Theatre – Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus

Director: Aneesha Kudtarkar – Scenic & Costume Designer: Janice Rabian – Photographer: Phillip W. Powers

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Cinched and Strapped

Lighting Design

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

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As You Like It

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Division of Theatre – Playwright: William Shakespeare

Director: Michael Connolly – Scenic Designers: Yvonne Johnson & Bri Tobin – Projection Designer: Steven Piechocki – Costume Designer: Bri Tobin – Photographer: Phillip W. Powers

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Birthmark

Lighting Design

Producer: UCR School of Theatre – Playwright: Rickerby Hinds

Director: Chari Arespacochaga – Scenic Designer: Haibo Yu – Costume Designer: Jayson Estala – Photographer: Alif Marchi

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Get. That. Snitch.

Lighting Design

Producer: Great Minds Creative Productions – Playwright: Achilles Capone

Director: Andrew Pilmer – Scenic Designer: Victoria Tam – Projections Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Costume Designer: Marly Hall – Photographer: Alif Marchi

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This is a Man’s World

Lighting Design

Producer: The Latino Theater Company – Playwright: Sal Lopez

Director: Jose Luis Valenzuela – Scenic and Projections Designer: Yee Eun Nam – Photographer: Yee Eun Nam

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Columbinus

Lighting Design

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

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NEON BONEYARD

Lighting Design

Producer: UCLA’s MFA New Play Festival – Playwright: Tyler McClain

Director: Roxie Perkins – Scenic Designer: Ani Babayan – Costume Designer: Caitlin Doolittle – Photographer: Timothy Schroepfer

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Opera

Iphigénie en Tauride

Lighting Design

Producer: USC Thornton Opera

Director and Scenic Designer: Ken Cazan – Costume Designer: Jacqueline Saint Anne – Photographer: Kristina Jacinth

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La Clemenza di Tito

Lighting Design

Producer: USC Thornton Opera

Director and Scenic Designer: Ken Cazan – Costume Designer: Jacqueline Saint Anne – Projection Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Photographer: Kristina Jacinth

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Béatrice et Bénédict

Lighting Design

Producer: USC Thornton Opera

Director, Scenic Designer, and Projection Designer: Joachim Schamberger – Costume Designer: Jacqueline Saint Anne – Photographer: Kristina Jacinth

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Così fan tutte

Lighting Design

Producer: Pasadena Opera

Director: Jonathan Lynn – Scenic and Projection Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Costume Designer: Jacqueline Saint Anne – Photographer: Sheiva Khalily

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The Center Cannot Hold

Lighting & Scenic Design

Producer: Pacific Opera Project

Director: Brendan Hartnett – Projection Designer: Sheiva Khalily – Photographer: Sheiva Khalily

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Susannah

Lighting Design

Producer: Pasadena Opera

Director: Sara Widzer – Scenic Designer: Catherine Sowa – Costume Designer: Jacqueline Saint Anne – Photographer: Sara Widzer

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The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat

Lighting Design

Producer: Pasadena Opera

Director, Scenic, Costume and Projection Designer: Indre Viskontas – Photographer: James Saturnio

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Concert

MUSE/IQUE SUMMER CONCERTS 2016-2019

Lighting Design

Producer: MUSE/IQUE

Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs

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MUSE/IQUE UNCORKED CONCERTS 2016-2020

Lighting Design

Producer: MUSE/IQUE

Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs

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VARI-LITE VL800 DEMO

Lighting Design

Producer: SIGNIFY, VARI-LITE / STRAND

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HOG FACTOR 2020 FINALS

Lighting Design

Producer: ETC / HIGH END SYSTEMS

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Dance

Rhapsody in Blue

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Spring Dance Concert 2019

Choreographer: Alex Sanchez – Projection Designer: Steven Piechocki – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

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From the OTHER Side

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Spring Dance Concert 2020

Choreographer: Mark Burrell – Scenic Designer: Janice Rabian – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographers: Paul Phillips & Ash Thye

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Battlefield

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2019

Choreographer: Robert Battle – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

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Seize en Jeu

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2018

Choreographer: Cherylyn Lavagnino – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

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And One More Thing…

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2018

Choreographer: Brandi Coleman – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

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MUSE/IQUE DANCE PERFORMANCES 2016-2019

Lighting Design

Producer: MUSE/IQUE

Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs

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MUSE/IQUE ICE SKATING PERFORMANCES 2016-2019

Lighting Design

Producer: MUSE/IQUE

Artistic Director: Rachael Worby – Photographer: Ben Gibbs

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DOWNTOWN JOYFUL SOUND

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2020

Choreographer: Brandi Coleman – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

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