The Wiz, director Kimberly Brown Sias, 2017

Colleen Albrecht

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer for theatrical productions including plays, musicals, operas, concerts, and dance.
Twenty years of professional lighting design in theatre and dance.
Twenty years of photographing theatrical productions.
Teaching experience in lighting design and stage management at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Able to communicate verbally and visually with collaborators about all design elements throughout the artistic process.
Able to work within budget and other limitations while remaining focused on the aesthetic needs of a project.
Selected Designs for Dance:
Fyoo’Zhen Dance Concert, Baldwin Wallace University, Artistic Director Gregory Daniels, 2013
Flamenco Completo presents Mano a Mano, Artistic Director and Performer Ulrica Frank, 2012
All Four Dance Concerts, Kent State University, Faculty Lighting Design Advisor, Artistic Directors and Choreographers
Barbara Allegra Verlezza, Joan Meggitt, Kimberly Karpanty, and Andrea Shearer, 2008-09
Spring Dance, Hollins University, Artistic Director Donna Faye Burchfield, 2003
Physical Graffiti, New Slate, Dance Escape, and Dance Visions, Principal Lighting Designer, University of California Irvine
Choreographers and Artistic Directors Donald McKayle and Lisa Naugle, 1999-2002
From the Horse’s Mouth, American Dance Festival, Artistic Directors Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham, 2001
Selected Designs for Musicals:
Cleveland Metropolitan School District All-City Musical, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
The Wiz, director Kimberly Brown Sias, 2017
Kiss Me Kate, director Kimberly Brown Sias, 2016
Memphis, directors Kimberly Brown Sias & Tony Sias, 2015
Rent, directors Tony Sias & Kimberly Brown, 2014
Aida, directors Tony Sias & Kimberly Brown, 2013
Footloose, directors Tony Sias & Kimberly Brown, 2012
Bubbling Brown Sugar, director Tony Sias, 2011
Fame, director Tony Sias, 2010
A Decade of Dreams, director Tony Sias, 2009
Dreamgirls, director Tony Sias, 2008
Selected Theatre Designs:
convergence-continuum: Sordid Lives, director Clyde Simon, 2013; MilkMilkLemonade, director Cory Molner,
2012; The Museum Play, director Cory Molner, 2011; Kimberly Akimbo, director Clyde Simon, 2010; Ouroboros,
director Clyde Simon, 2009; Finn in the Underworld, director Geoffrey Hoffman, 2009; Freakshow, director
Geoffrey Hoffman, 2008;   Mr. Marmalade, director Arthur Grothe, 2008; Demon Baby, director Geoffrey Hoffman,
2007; Icarus, director Caleb Sekeres, 2006; Poona. . . and Other Plays for Children, director Clyde Simon, 2006;
Tales of the Lost Formicans, director Clyde Simon, 2005;   Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, director Clyde Simon, 2004
PCPA: Othello, director Patricia Troxel, 2008; The Man Who Came to Dinner, director Roger
DeLaurier, 2007; The Chalk Circle, director Patricia Troxel, 2007
Selected Related work
American Dance Festival,  South Coast Repertory, Playhouse Square Center, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Opera, Cleveland
Institute of Music, Cuyahoga Community College, Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, Cyndi Lauper, Keiko Matsui, ,
True North, Magnificat, Cleveland Public Theatre, Erie Street Theatrical Services, The Lakewood Project, Beck Center,
Avon Lake High School, Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea Summer Theatre,
Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Lake Erie College, Kent State University
BFA 1999, Ohio University, School of Theatre, Production Design and Technology
MFA 2002, University of California, Irvine, Drama, Lighting Design