Lighting Designer- Los Angeles
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Donny Jackson-Theatrical Lighting Designer in Los Angeles, Ca
UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television- MFA, Lighting Design 2012
CSU Long Beach- BA, Technical Theatre and Design 2009
As a Lighting Designer, Donny Jackson has spent over ten years working in theatre.
He has worked with several companies throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, including The Long Beach Playhouse, Son of Semele, Four Clowns, The Hudson Theatre, The Hayworth Theatre and Kybele Dance Theatre. He has worked with such notable directors as Tony winner, Mel Shapiro and Ovation winner, Shirley Jo Finney. Other work highlights include the world premiere of the play Antwone Fisher, based on the 2002 film, the West Coast premiere of the musical In The Heights, the benefit variety show Phenomenal, written and directed by Grammy winner, Macy Gray and the world premiere of Welcome Back 29ers, written and directed by Emmy-winning Seinfeld writer, Sam Henry Kass.
Other lighting design work includes RENT, Vigils, The Day They Hung The Elephant, A Chorus Line, Intimately Wilde, The Glass Menagerie, Fuddy Meers, Cabaret, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Most Massive Woman Wins, That Beautiful Laugh (premiere), Asta’s Amazing Expedition (premiere), The Clean House, Fire Island, The Housekeeper, Phaedra’s Love, The Complete History of America (Abridged), and The Fantasticks. He has also worked as Scenic Designer on The Shape of Things, Company and Bloody Mary, as well as serving as Technical Director of the Emerging Artists Concert Series at the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium.
He holds an MFA in Lighting Design for Theatre from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, where he trained under Tony-winning lighting designer, Neil Jampolis.
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