Theatre/Dance

From a very early age, I spent a lot of time in theatres. At the age of 11, I discovered the role of lighting designer whilst participating in a theatre summer course. I was excited to find my way of entertaining an audience without being on stage.

Whilst at school, I spent all of my free time in QEH Theatre Bristol, The Tobacco Factory theatres and the Bristol Old Vic. This gave me the opportunity to observe professional lighting designers, work with the equipment and also create my own designs. Aged 17, I lit “Through the Wire” by Catherine Johnson, which led to touring with the band Jethro Tull.

I am able to use my concert touring experience and techniques in my theatre designs. Using 3D visualization software, I can already start to program lighting cues in the rehearsal room, making tech and dress rehearsals stress free.

 

Theatre & Dance Lighting Design

Fury by CandyBomber - August Hall San Francisco (2019)


Up Down Man by Brendan Murray - The Tobacco Factory Theatres (2017) Salisbury Playhouse (2015)


Up Down Boy by Sue Shields - The Tobacco Factory Theatre, New Zealand tour (2011)


Fleeto by Paddy Cunneen - Vamp Productions. Holland (2010)


Paperwings by Lucy Catherine - Travelling Light. Unicorn Theatre (2009)


Suspension by Catherine Johnson - Bristol Old Vic. The Bristol Old Vic Studio (2009)


Jollity Farm by Heather Williams & Rob Benson - Myrtle Theatre Company. The Tobacco Factory Theatre (2008)

The House of Letitia Smith by Lucy Catherine - Myrtle Theatre Company. The Tobacco Factory Theatre (2008)


Fleeto by Paddy Cunneen - Vamp Productions. The Tron Glasgow, The Nave London and Scottish Tour (2008)


Slippery Mountain by Paddy Cunneen - Not So Loud Theatre Company. Soho London (2008)


City of One by Mike Akers - Myrtle Theatre Company. The Tobacco Factory Theatre (2007)


Through the Wire by Catherine Johnson - Myrtle Theatre Company. The Tobacco Factory Theatre (2006)


Macbeth - Act V Theatre Company. Alma Tavern, Ustinov Studio Bath, Edinburgh Festival (2005-2006)

MICHAEL STRAUN LIGHTING DESIGN & DIRECTION