Laura Hildebrand

lighting designer, programmer, master electrician

UPCOMING PROJECTS

  • Newsies, with Brimmer and May School

    • Ruth Corkin Theater (Chestnut Hill): Mar. 2019

  • Days Gone By, with Sasso and Company

    • The Dance Complex (Cambrige): May 2019

LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Who Is Eartha Mae?, with Bridge Repertory Theater

    • Multicultural Arts Center (Cambridge): Feb. 2019

  • A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, LD: Daniel H. Jentzen, with WGBH

    • Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre (Boston) and New England tour, Dec. 2018

    • Associate Lighting Designer

  • Equivocation, dir. Christopher V. Edwards, with Actors’ Shakespeare Project

    • United Parish of Brookline (Brookline): Oct. 2018

  • Macbeth, dir. Dawn M. Simmons, with Actors’ Shakespeare Project

    • United Parish of Brookline (Brookline): Sep. 2018

  • June Recital, with Charles River Ballet Academy

    • Casey Theater, Regis College (Weston): Jun. 2018

  • If You Knew You Then, with Elm City Dance Collective

    • The Dance Complex (Cambridge): Mar. 2018

  • Hip Hop Show and Winter Concert 2018, with Joanne Langione Dance Company

    • Casey Theater, Regis College (Weston): Jan. 2018

  • Black Box Sounds, with ArtsEmerson

    • Emerson/Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre (Boston), Mar. 2016, May 2016, Oct. 2016

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, dir. Stephen Libby, with The Longwood Players

    • Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre: Nov. 2014

  • PLab 185: Independent Choreography Projects, Princeton University Program in Dance

    • Hagan Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University: Apr. 2014

  • The Drowsy Chaperone, dir. John Fairchild

    • Theatre Intime, Princeton University: Apr. 2014

  • The 15th Annual BBAs, Sympoh Dance Company

    • Frist Film & Performance Theatre, Princeton University: Feb. 2014

  • The Language Archive, dir. Annika Bennett

    • Theatre Intime, Princeton University: Feb. 2014

  • Great Expectations, dir. Tim Vasen

    • Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University: Feb. 2014

  • Chicago, dir. Suzie Agins (senior thesis for a Certificate in Theater)

    • Matthews Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University: Dec. 2013

  • June Groom, dir. John Fairchild

    • Theatre Intime, Princeton University: Jun. 2013

  • Sexy Imaginary Friend, dir. Evan Thompson

    • Theatre Intime, Princeton University: Apr. 2013

  • In the Next Room, or, The Vibrator Play, dir. Sarah Hedgecock

    • Berlind Stage, McCarter Theater (Princeton): Mar. 2013

  • Sight Unseen, dir. Eric Traub

    • Theatre Intime, Princeton University: Dec. 2012

  • Private Lives, dir. Savannah Hankinson

    • Theatre Intime, Princeton University: Mar. 2012

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Allegiance, LD: Daniel H. Jentzen, with Speakeasy Stage Company

    • Roberts Studio Theater, Calderwood Pavilion (Boston), May 2018

    • Associate Lighting Designer

  • A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, LD: Daniel H. Jentzen, with WGBH

    • Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre (Boston) and New England tour, Dec. 2017

    • Associate Lighting Designer

  • Exit The King, LD: Daniel H. Jentzen, with Actors' Shakespeare Project

    • Emerson/Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre (Boston), Sept. 2017

    • Associate Lighting Designer

  • Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, LD: Chris Kuhl, with ArtsEmerson

    • Emerson/Robert J. Orchard Stage (Boston), Mar. 2017

    • Assistant Lighting Designer

  • West Side Story, LD: Daniel H. Jentzen, with Fiddlehead Theater Company

    • The Strand Theatre (Boston): Oct. 2015

    • Associate Lighting Designer

  • Stave Sessions, LD: Daniel H. Jentzen, with Celebrity Series of Boston

    • 160 Massachusetts Ave., Berklee College of Music (Boston): Mar. 2015

    • Lighting Director

  • The Light Princess, LD: Porsche McGovern, with the Advanced Institute of Theater Training

    • New Victory Theater (Manhattan): Feb. 2015 and the Loeb Drama Center (Cambridge): Dec. 2014

    • Assistant Lighting Designer

  • Der Bourgeois Bigwig, LD: Jane Cox

    • Berlind Stage, McCarter Theater (Princeton): Nov. 2012

    • Assistant Lighting Designer

  • Woyzeck, LD: Alexandra Mannix

    • Berlind Stage, McCarter Theater (Princeton): Mar. 2012

    • Assistant Lighting Designer

STAFF POSITIONS AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Resident Lighting Designer and Lighting Teacher, Brimmer and May School: Nov. 2018 - present

    • Tom Jones, Nov. 2018

    • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Dec. 2018

  • Lighting and Projections Fellow, Emerson College Office of the Arts: Nov. 2015 - Nov. 2017

    • Reversible, Sep. 2017 - Master Electrician

    • How To Be A Rock Critic, May 2017 - Lighting Supervisor, Master Electrician

    • Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, Mar. 2017 - Assistant Lighting Designer

    • Our Secrets, Jan. 2017 - Lighting Supervisor

    • Black Box Sounds, Mar. 2016, May 2016, Oct. 2016 - Lighting Designer

    • Mala, Oct. 2016 - Master Electrician, Video Supervisor

    • Here All Night, Oct. 2016 - Master Electrician

    • Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, Apr. 2016 - Master Electrician

    • Twelfth Night, Jan. 2016 - Lighting Supervisor

  • Lighting Design Fellow, American Repertory Theater: June 2014 - May 2015

    • Finding Neverland, Summer 2014

    • OPC, Fall 2014

    • Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts I, II, and III, Winter 2015

    • The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Spring 2015

  • Freelance electrician and programming work, August 2014 - present

  • Mentor, Brighter Boston: Jan. 2015 - present

  • Technical Director, Theatre Intime: Dec. 2011 – Dec. 2013

  • Technical Director, Princeton Summer Theater: May 2013 – Aug. 2013

  • Assistant Technical Director, Princeton Summer Theater: May 2012 – Aug. 2012

  • Technician, Princeton University Program in Theater: Oct. 2012 – June 2014

SKILLS

Software:

  • Vectorworks 2012-2019

  • Lightwright 4-6

  • Filemaker Pro

Programming:

  • ETC Eos Family (proficient)

  • HES Hog (basic)

  • GrandMA2 (basic)

Misc:

  • Conventional instrument repair and maintenance

  • Practical wiring

  • Basic stage carpentry

  • Classical violin

AWARDS

(nominated) 2014-2015 DASH award for Best Lighting Design (Play)
Outstanding Creative Senior Thesis Award, Princeton University Program in Theater

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

Princeton University, class of 2014: B.A. in Philosophy, Certificate in Theater
Certified Extron AV Associate

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST