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I am a Los Angeles based lighting designer for theatre, dance, and events.  

 

I discovered my love of the performing arts in elementary school, and by high school I was trying my hand at many different facets of it, including directing and design.  In college, I got a part time job as a stage hand at the campus auditorium.  While working a Spring dance concert, I had the opportunity to work closely with a lighting designer.  The experience inspired me to register for lighting courses and sign up to assist other designers.  I wanted to learn all that I could about this new medium, and that sense of joy at new discoveries is still one of my favorite parts of design.

 

My work was most recently seen at the San Diego Ballet, the University of Southern California, The Blank Theatre, the University of California San Diego, and East West Players. I am a proud company member of Chalk Repertory Theatre, an innovative company dedicated to producing works in unconventional spaces. As a member of the Radiance Lightworks team, I have designed two mazes for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.  I also gained experience in themed entertainment lighting design as an associate lighting designer with the Thinkwell group.  In 2012, I was awarded the Lighting Design Assistantship through the FAIR program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  My Master of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design was earned from the University of California, San Diego.  

 

I can be reached at rbonebrake@gmail.com.