Phillip W. Powers – Lighting & Scenic Designer

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Theater: Design and Production, he is currently completing his MFA in Stage Design at Southern Methodist University.

Working in Southern California as a freelance lighting designer since the early 2000’s, he 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 Luna Lux LLC in Laguna Niguel, CA. Since its founding he has designed 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.

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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

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

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

As You Like It

Lighting Design

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

Lighting Design

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

Get. That. Snitch.

Lighting Design

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

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

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

Panel 2

Opera

Iphigénie en Tauride

Lighting Design

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

La Clemenza di Tito

Lighting Design

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

Béatrice et Bénédict

Lighting Design

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

The Center Cannot Hold

Lighting Design

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

Panel 4

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

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

Battlefield

Lighting Design

Producer: SMU Meadows Fall Dance Concert 2019 – Choreographer: Robert Battle – Costume Designer: Eugenia Stallings – Photographer: Paul Phillips

Seize en Jeu

Lighting Design

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

And One More Thing…

Lighting Design

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

MUSE/IQUE DANCE PERFORMERS 2016-2019

Lighting Design

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