Lighting & Production Design

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Matthew Johns
Lighting and Video Design

This is what I do, and this is what it looks like

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Selected Design Credits

REGIONAL THEATRE:
The Lake Effect (West Coast Premiere), TheatreWorks, Dir. Giovanna Sardelli
New Works Festival 2010 - 2017, TheatreWorks

LOS ANGELES THEATRE:
BLISS, Los Angeles Philharmonic with REDCAT, Dir. Ragnar Kjartansson
Samsara, Coeurage Theater Company, Dir. Rebecca Wear
Time No Line, REDCAT, Dir John Kelly (adaptation)
I Fly, Los Angeles Poverty Department, REDCAT, Dir. Henriëtte Brouwers
FLEX, Carlon Dance with LA Dance Project, Dir. by Jay Carlon
Nautapocalypse, (World Premiere), Trap Street LA, directed by Chad Eschman
Strings Attached (World Premiere), Voices Carry, Inc., Dir. Madeline Leavitt
The Dig, (World Premiere) Latino Theater Company at LATC, Dir. Pamela Berlin
REDCAT's 11th Annual Fundraising Gala, 2017
Gypsy Machine, PopUp Theatre LA, Dir. Daniel Korth
REDCAT's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala, 2016
Komagata Maru, REDCAT, Dir. Neelamjit Dhillon
Red Krayola, REDCAT, with Mayo Thompson and Red Krayola
Twelfth Night, OJAI Arts Center, Dir. Michael Addison

LOS ANGELES FILM / VIDEO:
Never Stop, Production Design, Trap Street Co., Dir. Nell Teare, DP Julia Swain
High Life, Production and Lighting Design, Safety Third Productions
All That Heaven Allows, Production and Lighting Design, Safety Third Productions
Lift Your Hands, Production Design,  Spin the Dial Productions, Dir. Candice Nachman
Sky Doesn't Blue, Lighting Programming and Design, Saro, Dir. Merlin Camozzi, DP. Julia Swain
Vapor, Lighting Programming and Design, Saro, Dir. Merlin Camozzi, DP. Julia Swain
All Limbs, Lighting Programming and Design, Saro, Dir. Merlin Camozzi, DP. Julia Swain
Boy Afraid, Lighting Programming and Design, Saro, Dir. Merlin Camozzi, DP. Julia Swain
Awaken, Film and Performance Installation, Dir. Balbinka Korzienowska, DP Paul Cannon
CUERDA Dance Productions and REMAP, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Future Story Telling Institute, Resident Artist and Technical Coordinator, Dir. Jeff Burke

NEW YORK THEATRE:
The Memory Tax, (World Premiere) American Theatre of Actors, NY, Dir. Emily Campbell

BAY AREA THEATRE:
Carmel Bach Festival, Sunset Center, Carmel by the Sea, CA
The Tempest, Santa Clara University, Dir. Kimberly Mohne-Hill
in a word, World Premiere, SF Playhouse, Dir. Giovanna Sardelli
Effect|Affect, Lauren Baines Dance Theatre, Video and Audio Design
Amadeus, Hillbarn Theater, Dir. Leslie Lloyd
39 Steps, Hillbarn Theater, Dir. Hunt Burdick
As You Like It, Pacific Repertory, Dir. Ken Kelleher
Oliver, Pacific Repertory, Dir. Katie O'Bryon
Children's Musical Theatre of San Jose
Peninsula Youth Theatre

GRADUATE WORK:
Guys and Dolls, UCLA Freud Playhouse, Dir. Linda Kerns
Don Giovanni, UCLA Freud Playhouse, Dir. Jeffrey Buchman
Women in Congress, UCLA Little Theatre, Dir. Eliza Laytner
Desire Under the Elms, UCLA Little Theatre, Dir. Gary Gardner
Eat the Runt, UCLA Little Theatre, Dir. Shirley Jo Finney
Hay Fever, UCLA Little Theatre, Dir. Jessica Kubzansky
Gone with the Wind REMIXED, Lighting and Video Design, UCLA Experimental Studio
A Dark Sun by Alex Levy, UCLA, Video Design, Dir. Alex Levy

ASSISTANT DESIGN WORK:
Kronos Quartet, SFJazz Center and Bing Concert Hall, LD: Brian H. Scott
Persians, SITI Company at the Getty Villa, LD: Brian H. Scott
The Trouble with Doug, TheatreWorks LD: Paul Toben
Little Rock, TheatreWorks LD: Paul Toben
Fly by Night, TheatreWorks LD: Paul Toben
The Full Monty, American Musical Theatre San Jose LD. Derek Duarte
Little Shop of Horrors, American Musical Theatre San Jose LD. Derek Duarte

 

Related Professional Experience:

Director of Design and Technology
TRAP STREET, Los Angeles, CA
2018-Present

Assistant Technical Director | Lighting Director
REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
2015-Present

Draftsman | Visual Artist
IMPACT Lighting, Video, & Audio
2015

Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
2015

Technical Director | Resident Artist
REMAP Research in Engineering Media and Performance, UCLA
2013-2014

Production Manager | Technical Director
Cardboard Box Theatre Project
2009 - 2011

Technical Director
Mills High School
2007 – 2011

Education

MFA Lighting and Video Design
UCLA School of Theatre, Film, & Television

Technical Internship, Cirque du Soleil, Zumanity and The Beatle's LOVE

B.A. Theatre Arts, Santa Clara University


Skills

VectorWorks
AutoCAD
Lightwright 6
SketchUp
3D modeling, rendering, and technical drafting

Carpentry
Electrical
Rigging
Scenic Artistry
Vocal Training

Touchdesigner
Watchout 5
Adobe CC (Ps, Ai, Au, Pr, Ae)
QLab3 and 4

ETC Console Programming and Operation
MA Console Operation