Recent PROJECTS

JOFFREY EXPERIENCE @ Gelsey Kirkland Academy,  August 24, 2018:
Choreography by the Lovelies, Allyne Gartrell, Shelly Hutchinson, Sumayah McRae, and Manuel Vignolle.
Artistic Director: Lena Lauer.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

OFFENBACH'S LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN @ Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO, August 14, 16, 18, 2018:
An eccentric writer’s fanciful stories of failed love take center stage in this darkly comedic adventure. Offenbach’s journey though lost love creates a combination of emotional depth and musical brilliance.
Directed by Edward Berkeley. 
Conducted by George Manahan.
Set by John Kasarda.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

LINCOLN CENTER MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL presents NINIGAWA'S MACBETH @ the David H. Koch Theatre, July 21-25, 2018:
Associate Lighting Director for Lincoln Center's presentation of Yukio Ninagawa's 1980 production of Macbeth. Transposing Shakespeare’s tragedy from medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, Ninagawa created a breathtaking world filled with samurai, kabuki witches, a highly expressive cherry tree, and a moving musical score of Buddhist chant and western classical music. This revival, the last production overseen by Ninagawa before his death in 2016, transforms the Bard’s brutal tale of greed, ambition, and revenge into a poetic meditation on the ephemeral nature of existence.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp.
Associate Lighting Director: Kate Ashton.

ROSSINI'S IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA @ Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO, July 12, 14, 16, 2018:
In one of the world’s most popular comic operas, a cunning barber helps a young ward escape from the custody of her guardian and into the arms of a noble suitor. Full of disguises and clever misdirection, this Rossini masterpiece boasts some of opera’s most recognizable melodies and characters.
Directed by Edward Berkeley. 
Conducted by Christopher Allen.
Set by John Kasarda.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT @ 59 E 59 Theatres, June 5 - July 1, 2018:
A New York Times Critics' Pick! In the heady atmosphere of 1930s Paris, cabaret sensation and sex symbol Suzy Solidor thrilled audiences nightly with her performances of erotic lesbian songs. This intimate show transports the audience back to a night in her club at the height of her career. Suzy’s portrait is painted anew, in an intimate and emotional journey from her heyday in the club - where her risqué songs are performed in English for the first time - to her cross-dressed old age in the south of France. Part of the Brits off Broadway Festival at 59 E 59 Theatres. 
Written and Performed by Jessica Walker. 
Music Director: Joe Atkins.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER'S FESTIVAL @ Symphony Space, June 22, 2018:
The Young Choreographer's Festival, now in its 9th year, presents the work of some of the most up and coming 18-25 year old choreographers in all genres of dance at Symphony Space in NYC.
Artistic Director: Emily Bufferd
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

JOFFREY JAZZ SUBTEXT @ Ailey Studio Theatre,  May 25, 2018:
Choreography by Terk Waters, Gabe Katz, Jaclyn Walsh, MADBOOTS, and Bradley Shelver.
Artistic Director: Angelica Stiskin.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND @ La Guardia Performing Arts Center, May 5, 2018:
The Joffrey Ballet School presents their Alice in Wonderland.
Choreography by Jo Matos.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

A PRELUDE TO THE SHED @ the Shed, May 1 - 13, 2018:
Lighting Supervisor for this pre-opening event. 
Lighting Designer for ARCA performances.
From May 1 to 13, The Shed will present A Prelude to The Shed, a free, multi-arts event on an undeveloped lot at Tenth Avenue and 30th Street in Manhattan, one block from its permanent home opening in 2019.
A transformable structure is as vital to the architecture of Prelude as it is for The Shed, a building designed to flexibly accommodate multiple artistic disciplines under one roof. Kunlé Adeyemi of NLE Works has collaborated closely with Tino Sehgal to design a temporary space in which dancers move and reconfigure the structure in a fluid integration of architecture and choreography.

KUSIKA @ MainStage, Williams College, May 4 - 5, 2018:
African Dance ensemble Kusika performs with the Zambezi Marimba Band on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

CODA @ MainStage, Williams College, April 20 - 21, 2018:
Performance of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SARAH BERGES DANCE @ the Martha Graham Studio, April 13 - 15, 2018:
Choreographed by Sarah Berges. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SANKOFA @ MainStage, Williams College, April 6 - 7, 2018:
Performance of Sankofa, the College's step team, on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

YERMA @ the Park Avenue Armory, March 23-April 21, 2018:
Associate Lighting Director for the Park Avenue Armory's presentation of the Young Vic's Yerma. Federico García Lorca’s 1934 devastating drama is radically reimagined by Australian director and dramatist Simon Stone, who transforms the achingly powerful tale of a provincial Spanish woman’s desperate desire to have a child into a parable of modern life.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp.

ZAMBEZI DANCE PARTY @ Centerstage, Williams College, February 16 - 17, 2018:
Come dance with the musicians of Zambezi Marimba Band! Join us on the CenterStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR @ the Juilliard School, February 14 - 18, 2018:
Directed by John Giampietro. 
Set by Alexis Distler.
Costumes by Audrey Naumann.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL'S NUTCRACKER @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, December 15 - 17, 2017:
The Joffrey Ballet School's annual presentation of this holiday classic.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SENIOR DANCE @ Luma Theatre, Bard College, December 8 - 10, 2017:
Bard College presents its seniors' dance thesis projects.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

PACHEDU @ Mainstage Theatre, Williams College, November 17 - 19, 2017:
All of the Williams Dance Ensembles present an evening of choreography on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

EPISODE #31 @ Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania Ballet, November 9 - 12, 2017:
Associate Lighting Designer for Nicole Pearce, remounting this Alexander Ekman piece.

BURNING FIERY FURNACE @ the Juilliard School, October 30 - November 5, 2017:
Directed by Edward Berkeley. 
Set by Jason Simms.
Costumes by Hilary Rosenfeld.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

DEFERRED ACTION @ SMU in Dallas, Texas, September 15 - 17, 2017:
Associate Lighting Designer for Clifton Taylor on this play with Cara Mia Theatre. 

JOFFREY JAZZ INTENSIVE @ Symphony Space,  August 11, 2017:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert of 29 new pieces. 
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin.

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL @ the David H. Koch Theatre, July 13-30, 2017:
Associate Lighting Director for LCF’s productions of Carlinhos Brown at David Geffen Hall, Balanchine's Jewels performed by New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet's Taming of the Shrew.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN @ BAM Fisher, July 14-23, 2017:
Theater Mitu’s re-imagining of the classic Arthur Miller drama returns to NYC for the first time since 2009!
Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Dramaturgy by Chris Mills.
Set by Rubén Polendo, Leighton Mitchell, and Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn.
Mask Design by Lori Petermann.

BALLET SCHOOL OF STAMFORD @ the Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT, May 26, 2017:
A reboot of the classic Alice in Wonderland tale, featuring choreography by Lauren Etter, and guest artist Alison Cook Beatty. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton

ALICE IN WONDERLAND @ La Guardia Performing Arts Center, May 13, 2017:
The Joffrey Ballet School presents their Alice in Wonderland.
Choreography by Jo Matos.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SANKOFA @ MainStage, Williams College, May 5 - 6, 2017:
Performance of Sankofa, the College's step team, on MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

EXCESS @ Hagan Studio, Princeton University College, April 27 - 29, 2017:
Choreography: Alex Quetell.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

KUSIKA @ Mainstage, Williams College, April 21 - 22, 2017:
Kusika performs with the Zambezi Marimba Band on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

CODA @ Centerstage, Williams College, April 7 - 8, 2017:
Performance of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble on CenterStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

THE ADVENTURES OF VIXEN SHARP-EARS @ Manhattan School of Music, March 29 - April 1, 2017:
A workshop opera for the Manhattan School of Music. 
Directed by Dona D. Vaughn.
Conducted by Jorge Parodi.
Lighting and Set by Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Summer Lee Jack.

WHIPPED CREAM with American Ballet Theatre @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California, March 15 - March 18, 2017:
I assisted Lighting Designer Brad Fields on this premiere with choreography by Ratmansky.

ZAMBEZI DANCE PARTY @ Centerstage, Williams College, February 17 - 18, 2017:
Come dance with the musicians of Zambezi Marimba Band! Join us on the CenterStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SYREN MODERN DANCE presents Red & Blue, Bitter & Sweet  @ Gibney Dance, February 9 - 11, 2017:
Choreographer: Kate St. Amand.
Costumes by Naomi Luppescu.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

DRIVING MISS DAISY @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, January 24 - February 12, 2017:
Fall in love again with this Pulitzer Prize winning classic.
Directed by Amy Kaissar.
Set by Charles Morgan.
Costumes by Linda Bee Stockton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Projections by Stivo Arnoczy.
Sound by Amy Altadonna.

SENIOR DANCE @ Luma Theatre, Bard College, December 9 - 11, 2016:
Bard College presents its seniors' dance thesis projects.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

PACHEDU @ Mainstage Theatre, Williams College, November 18 - 20, 2016:
All of the Williams Dance Ensembles present an evening of choreography on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ONE THOUSAND TONGUES @ Theatre Olympics in Wroclaw, Poland, November 7 - 8, 2016:
This performance-concert is a declaration of love for the human voice and fragility of life.
Performer/Artistic leader: Nini Julia Bang.
Director: Samantha Shay.
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce.
Associate Lighting Design: Kate Ashton.

LA FEDELTA PREMIATA @ the Juilliard School, October 31 - November 6, 2016:
Directed by John Giampietro. 
Set by Alexis Distler.
Costumes by Audrey Nauman.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

AUGUSTIN HADELICH + PABLO SAINS VILLEGAS @ the Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, September 29, 2016:
Making their Princeton debut, Grammy-award winning violin phenomenon Augustin Hadelich and Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas bring highlights from their popular album Histoire du Tango to Princeton University Concerts.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

DZUL DANCE @ Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College, September 24, 2016:
Dzul Dance presents the premiere of Rites of Passage.
Choreographed by Javier Dzul. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

GLOBAL EXCHANGE @ Alice Tully Hall, September 15, 2016:
Presented by Lincoln Center Festival. 
Lighting Designer: Aaron Copp.
Associate Lighting Designer: Kate Ashton.

SARAH BERGES DANCE @ the Martha Graham Studio, September 10 - 11, 2016:
Choreographed by Sarah Berges. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

JOFFREY JAZZ INTENSIVE @ Symphony Space,  August 12, 2016:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert of 34 new pieces. 
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin.

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL @ the Rose Theatre, July 2016:
Associate Lighting Director for LCF’s productions of Kanze Noh Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's Merchant of Venice with Jonathan Pryce.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp.

NATALIE MERCHANT @ the York Theater, June 13, 2016:
Natalie Merchant in concert to benefit Ben's Lighthouse. 
Lighting by Aaron Copp.
Associate Lighting Designer: Kate Ashton.

BALLET SCHOOL OF STAMFORD @ the Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT, May 27, 2016:
A reboot of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale, featuring choreography by Lauren Etter, Meghan McCool, and guest artist Claudia Schreier. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ROGER REES AWARDS @ the Beacon School, May 22, 2016:
Formerly the Gershwin Awards, this annual talent showcase was held Sunday, May 22 at the Beacon School. 
Directed by Shannon Lewis.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SENIOR DANCE @ Luma Theatre, Bard College, May 13 - 15, 2016:
Bard College presents its seniors' dance thesis projects.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

CODA @ Centerstage, Williams College, May 6 - 7, 2016:
Performance of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble on CenterStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

JUILLIARD GALA 2016 @ the Juilliard School, April 25, 2016:
A magical evening weaving together the words of William Shakespeare with the music of Felix Mendelssohn in a fantasy-filled evocation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. A cast of distinguished actors joins Alan Gilbert, the Juilliard Orchestra, soloists, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Conductor: Alan Gilbert.
Director: John Giampietro.
Scenic Consultant: Alexis Distler.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

IRELAND RISING: IRISH ARTS CENTER GALA 2016 @ the Symphony Space, April 22, 2016:
A special benefit performance for the Irish Arts Center, featuring a variety of artists, presented by Bill Whelan and Paul Muldoon.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

TANGO, SONG, & DANCE @ the Sherwood Auditorium, La Jolla Music Society, April 15, 2016:
Over two years of conceptual work are behind this project, which was first presented at the Kennedy Center in 2014. Acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich is joined by dazzling pianist Joyce Yang and dynamic guitarist Pablo Villegas for a multimedia recital featuring works by Previn, Rodrigo, Falla, Piazzola, Ginastera, Ysae, and Villa-Lobos.
Directed by Edward Berkeley.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SPRING DANCE @ Ursinus College, April 14 - 16, 2016:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty guest artists, and students, including Jeanine McCain, Karen Clemente, Jeannine Osayande, Melissa Chisena, and Clyde Evans.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

KUSIKA WITH THE ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND @ Mainstage Theatre, Williams College, April 9 - 10, 2016:
Kusika performs with the Zambezi Marimba Band on the MainStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

GORANA DANCE @ JCC Manhattan, April 2, 2016:
A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bulgarian folk collective Gorana Dance.
Artistic Director: Elissaveta Iordanova.

LE ROI L'A DIT @ Manhattan School of Music, March 30 - April 2, 2016:
A workshop opera for the Manhattan School of Music. 
Directed by Dona D. Vaughn.
Conducted by Jorge Parodi.
Lighting and Set by Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Summer Lee Jack.

TWELFTH NIGHT @ Whitman College in Walla Walla Washington, March 2 - 6, 2016:
Directed by Christopher Petit.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ZAMBEZI DANCE PARTY @ Centerstage, Williams College, February 12 - 13, 2016:
Come dance with the musicians of Zambezi Marimba Band! Join us on the CenterStage.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

LA SONNAMBULA @ the Juilliard School, February 9 - 13, 2016:
A concert production of the Bellini opera La Sonnambula presented in the Peter J. Sharp Theatre. Presented by The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in partnership with the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at The Juilliard School.
Conductor: Speranza Scappucci.
Creative consultant: David Paul.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

HOLOGRAPHIC @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, January 21 - 22, 2016:
Daniel Wohl's Holographic album release. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

NEW DANCES @ Juilliard, December 11-16, 2015:
I will be assisting Lighting Designer Nicole Pearce on this Juilliard Dance production featuring premieres by choreographers including Kyle Abraham.

WINTER DANCE @ Skidmore College, December 3 - 5, 2015:
Skidmore College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Earl Mosely.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

FALL DANCE @ Ursinus College, November 19 - 21, 2015:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Jeanine McCain, Karen Clemente, Wynton Rice, and Roger Lee.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES @ the Juilliard School, November 2015:
Directed by Jeanne Slater. 
Set by Jason Simms.
Costumes by Grier Coleman.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

BALLET COLLECTIVE @ the Skirball, November 2015:
I acted as the lighting director for Troy Schumacher's Ballet Collective in their Fall 2015 season at the Skirball. 

ROMEO & JULIET @ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, October 16-18, 2015:
Prokofiev’s sumptuous ballet music underscores the struggles of young love amidst violent tragedy like no other representation of Shakespeare’s classic play. Lush, romantic melodies contrast with music of the warring Montagues and Capulets. Edward Berkeley, who triumphed with his adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the BSO, returns with a new concert adaptation of this love story and will stage direct an ensemble of actors with orchestra. 
Directed by Edward Berkeley. 
Conducted by Marin Alsop.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

FALL FOR DANCE @ City Center, October 2015:
My seventh consecutive year as the Associate Lighting Director for Lighting Director Clifton Taylor on this exciting and comprehensive 5 program dance showcase. 

CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GALA @ City Center, September 28, 2015:
I am assisting Brad Fields on this Tony award winning organization’s gala for the third consecutive year.
Lighting Designer: Brad Fields.

UNDER HER SKIN @ Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA, September 5, 2015:
Choreographed by Jeanine McCain.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

JOFFREY EXPERIENCE @ Martha Graham Studio,  August 28, 2015:
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin.

JOFFREY JAZZ INTENSIVE @ Symphony Space,  August 14, 2015:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert of 34 new pieces. 
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin. 

AIDA @ Benedict Music Tent, Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO, August 7, 2015:
A semi-staged performance of Verdi’s spectacular Aida starring an international cast of singers and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Aspen Music Festival and School artist-faculty, representing the best teachers and players from the world’s top orchestras, opera companies, and conservatories, play side-by-side with the world’s top young musicians in this orchestra. The unique combination of mastery and youthful energy create something extraordinary.
Directed by Edward Berkeley. 
Conducted by Robert Spano.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL @ the David H. Koch Theater, July 2015:
Associate Lighting Director for LCF’s productions of The Peony Pavilion and The Red Detachment of Women from the National Ballet of China and Ninagawa Company’s Kafka on the Shore at the David H. Koch Theater.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp.

HAIRSPRAY @ Cardinal Stage Company,  Bloomington, Indiana, June 19- 28, 2015:
Directed by Randy White.
Set by Mark F. Smith.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
"Mark Frederic Smith’s flexible set flourishes under Kate Ashton’s lighting design." -Matthew Waterman, H-T Review

SARAH BERGES DANCE @ Triskelion Arts,  May 29-30, 2015:
Light, a new work, plus repertory pieces.
Artistic Director: Sarah Berges.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

JOFFREY JAZZ PERFORMANCE @ Ailey Studios,  May 22, 2015:
A new evening-length work.
Artistic Director: Michael Blake. 
Choreography by Bradley Shelver, Lane Gifford, and Sekou McMiller.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

JOFFREY BALLET PERFORMANCE COMPANY @ NYLA,  May 16-17, 2015:
I will be assisting Lighting Designer David Moodey. 
Artistic Director: Davis Robertson.

STATIC TIME @ Schiller Theatre,  Berlin, May 14, 2015:
I will be the Associate Lighting Designer (LD: Brad Fields) for this new ballet by Nacho Duato with the Staatsballet in Berlin.

YOUNG ARTS PROJECT @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, May 2-3, 2015:
Directed by Jay Scheib.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

SPRING DANCE @ Ursinus College, April 23 - 25, 2015:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Jeanine McCain, Karen Clemente, Billy Siegenfield, and Jeannine Osayande.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

NEW VOICES FESTIVAL 2015 @ the New School for Drama, March-April 2015:
I designed 4 new plays as part of this festival that showcases the graduating playwrights, directors, and actors of the New School for Drama. 
LITTLE MAN by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Celine Rosenthal. March 5-14, 2015.
AN INFERNO by Sylvia Khoury, directed by Noa Egozi. March 18-22, 2015.
TEMPORAL by Britton Buttrill, directed by Nikki Przasnyski. April 16-25, 2015.
THE CHALICE by Emily Schmitt, directed by Pitr Strait. April 16-25, 2015. 

JOSEPHINE & I @ Joe’s Pub, the Public Theater, February 27-April 5, 2015:
Born into poverty in the slums of St. Louis, Josephine Baker became one of the most famous and groundbreaking stars of the 20th century. Now, nearly 40 years after her death, Baker’s life inspires a young woman to face up to the sacrifices required to follow one’s dreams. 
Written and Performed by Cush Jumbo. 
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Set and Costumes by Anthony Ward
Lighting by Kate Ashton
Sound by Will Pickens
Projection by Ravi Deepres
Music Director: Joseph Atkins “Kate Ashton’s lighting... carves out Jumbo on the small stage and adds to her natural glamour.” - David Barbour, Lighting & Sound America
“The scenic and costume design, by Anthony Ward, finds a fine, humorous balance between opulent spectacle and penny-pinching cabaret, a quality that is only augmented by Kate Ashton’s lights.” -Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway
“Lighting design: Skillful and with great timing.” - Daniel Dunlow, The Front Row Center

LAND OF SMILES @ Manhattan School of Music, March 30 - April 5, 2015:
A workshop opera for the Manhattan School of Music. 
Directed by Dona D. Vaughn
Conducted by Jorge Parodi.

Lighting and Set by Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Summer Lee Jack.

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE @ the John W. Engeman Theatre, Northport, Long Island, January 22-March 8, 2015:
Directed by Rich Dolce.
Set by Jonathan W. Collins.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Tristan Raines.
“Enhanced beautifully with Kate Ashton’s lighting.” - Melissa Giordano, Broadway World
“Jon Collins, Kate Ashton, and Tristan Raines (Set, Lighting, and Costume design respectively) combine to make this show visually superb.” -Jeb Ladouceur, Smithtown Matters 

JOFFREY JAZZ PERFORMANCE @ Ailey Studios,  February 15, 2015:
8 new works.
Artistic Director: Michael Blake. 
Choreography by Tyler Gilstrap, Nathan Trice, Lauren Cox, Matthew Powell, Michael Susten, Darrell Moultrie, Ryan Daniel Beck, and Scott Foxx.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

GROUNDED @ Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington, Indiana, February 6-22, 2015:
An intimate portrait of one woman warrior fighting America’s new war.
Directed by Stephen John. 
Set by Stephen John. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Sound by Mike Price.
“Kate Ashton’s lighting [helps] transport us to the depths of the Pilot’s imagination and memory.” -Matthew Waterman, Herald-Times

SHREK THE MUSICAL @ Cardinal Stage Company,  Bloomington, Indiana, December 20, 2014-January 3, 2015:
Directed by Randy White.
Set by David Higgins.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

Costumes by Aja Moore.

NEW DANCES @ Juilliard, December 11-14, 2014:
I assisted Lighting Designer Clifton Taylor on this Juilliard Dance production featuring premieres by choreographers including Larry Keigwin and Kate Weare. 

FALL DANCE @ Ursinus College, November 20 - 23, 2014:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Jeanine McCain, Karen Clemente, and Melissa Chisena. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

LOST IN YONKERS @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, November 11-30, 2014:
Last year’s Barrymore recommended creative team reunites for this Neil Simon play. 
Lost in Yonkers was also Barrymore recommended!
Directed by Keith Baker.
Set by Jason Simms.
Costumes by Linda Bee Stockton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

TRIPLE BILL @ the Juilliard School, November 2014:
A triple bill of Weill’s Down in the Valley, Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, and Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief. This immersive production uses excerpts from the play Anatomy of Sound to set these three operas inside a radio studio. 
Directed by Edward Berkeley. 
Set by Jason Simms.
Costumes by Erin Schultz.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

FALL FOR DANCE @ City Center, October 8 - October 19, 2014:
My sixth year as the Associate Lighting Director for Lighting Director Clifton Taylor on this exciting and comprehensive 5 program dance showcase. 

CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GALA @ City Center, October 6, 2014:
I am assisting Brad Fields on the Tony award winning organization’s gala. 
Lighting Designer: Brad Fields.

FALL FOR DANCE @ the Delacorte, September 12 - 14, 2014:
My first year taking FFD to Central Park as the Associate Lighting Director for Lighting Director Clifton Taylor. 

JOFFREY EXPERIENCE @ Symphony Space,  August 29, 2014:
Choreographers include Gregory Dolbashian, Bradley Shelver, Josie Walsh, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, and Mike Esperanza.
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin.

JOFFREY JAZZ INTENSIVE @ Symphony Space,  August 15, 2014:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert of 34 new pieces. 
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin. 

JOFFREY BALLET INTENSIVE @ Symphony Space, July 25-26, 2014:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert.
Artistic Director: Davis Robertson.
Lighting by David Moodey and Kate Ashton. 

SARAH BERGES DANCE REHEARSAL PROJECT, July 15-21, 2014:
An in-studio collaboration with California-based choreographer Sarah Berges for work set to premier in 2015. 

SUMMER SEASON of the NEW YORK CITY BALLET in SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, July 8 - 13, 2014:
I was a member the team at NYCB on a part-time basis as the Assistant Lighting Director. 

SPRING SEASON of the NEW YORK CITY BALLET @ David H. Koch Theatre, April 28 - June 8, 2014:
I was a member the team at NYCB on a part-time basis as the Assistant Lighting Director. 

TANGO, SONG, & DANCE @ the Terrace Theatre at the Kennedy Center, April 21, 2014:
Over two years of conceptual work culminate in this one night performance. 
Acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich is joined by dazzling pianist Joyce Yang and dynamic guitarist Pablo Villegas for a multimedia recital featuring works by Previn, Rodrigo, Falla, Piazzola, Ginastera, Ysae, and Villa-Lobos.
Directed by Edward Berkeley.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, March 18 - April 13, 2014:
My second show in BRT’s 2013-2014 season was this Neil Simon comedy. 
Directed by Keith Baker.
Set by Jason Simms.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Barrymore recommended!
“The... group was just right. So was the physical production...” - Clark Groome, Chestnut Hill Local
“Production values also are stellar!” - Gwen Shrift, Bucks County Courier Times

NEW YORK CITY BALLET @ the Kennedy Center, April 1 - 6, 2014:
I was a member the team at NYCB on a part-time basis as the Assistant Lighting Director.

LA DORICLEA @ Manhattan School of Music, March 27 - 30, 2014:
A workshop opera for the Manhattan School of Music. 
Directed by Dona D. Vaughn
Conducted by Jorge Parodi.
Lighting and Set by Kate Ashton. 
Costumes by Summer Lee Jack.

WINTER SEASON of the NEW YORK CITY BALLET @ David H. Koch Theatre, January 21 - March 2, 2014:
I was a member the team at NYCB on a part-time basis as the Assistant Lighting Director.

The Joffrey Ballet School’s NUTCRACKER @ the Skirball Theatre, December 2013:
I assisted lighting designer David Moodey on this student production. 

THE NUTCRACKER with NEW YORK CITY BALLET @ David H. Koch Theatre, Holiday season 2013:
I joined the team at NYCB on a part time basis as the Assistant Lighting Director, beginning with this classic production. 

FALL DANCE @ Ursinus College, November 21 - 24, 2013:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Jeanine McCain, Karen Clemente, and Eun Jung Choi. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

REPERTORY @ Roulette,  November 18, 2013:
skybetter and associates presents three repertory works in this Brooklyn venue: Cold House You KeptTemporary Matters, and the NYC premiere of eveningland
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter.
Live music performed by ear heart music
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, October 29 - November 24, 2013:
I return to Bristol Riverside Theatre, home of the summer musicales series, to light the Jon Jory adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, celebrating the novel’s 200th anniversary. 
Directed by Keith Baker.
Set by Meghan Jones.
Costumes by Linda Bee Stockton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GALA @ City Center, October 8, 2013:
I am assisting Brad Fields on the Tony award winning organization’s gala. 
Lighting Designer: Brad Fields. 

FALL FOR DANCE @ City Center, September 25 - October 5, 2013:
My fifth year as the Associate Lighting Director for Lighting Director Clifton Taylor on this exciting and comprehensive 5 program dance showcase.

BOLLE & FRIENDS @ City Center, September 17, 2013:
I assisted Aaron Copp on this very special evening of ballet. 
Lighting Designer: Aaron Copp.

JOFFREY JAZZ @ Symphony Space, August 16, 2013:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert of 34 new pieces. 
Artistic Director: Michael Blake.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin. 

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL @ Avery Fisher and the Rose Theatre, July 2013:
Associate Lighting Director for LCF’s productions at Avery Fisher and the Rose Theatre.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp. 

COMING TO NEW YORK and INTO THE WOODS @ Manhattan School of Music, June 2013:
Set and Lighting designs for studio productions as part of the Summer Vocal Festival.
Coming to New York directed by Bill Fabris, conducted by Dan Gettinger. 
Into the Woods directed by Bill Fabris, conducted by Dan Gettinger. 

CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE COMPANY @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, May 17 - 18, 2013:
NYC premiere of Interior Designs, as well as repertory by the company.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

BEYOND THE BALLET @ the Beacon Theatre, May 8, 2013:
A gala performance to benefit Bright Future International, featuring stars of NYCB, ABT, and Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as performances in music and dance by children from around the world.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

HUNTER OPERA THEATRE @ the Kaye Playhouse, May 2 - 5, 2013:
Two new operas directed by Susan Gonzalez: The House and Dr. Heidigger’s Fountain of Youth.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

KHMEROPEDIES III @ the Guggenheim, April 28 - 30, 2013:
Part of the Season of Cambodia festival, Amrita Performing Arts and the Guggenheim’s Works and Process series presented this new work by Khmer/French choreographer Emmanuele Phuon. 
Lighting and Production Design by Kate Ashton.

SHADOW PUPPET TROUPE OF WAT BO @ the Winter Garden, April 25 - 28, 2013:
Part of the Season of Cambodia festival, master puppeteers and trained dancers manipulated large-scale leather shadow puppets against a lit screen while accompanied by narration and a music ensemble.
Lighting by Clifton Taylor.
Assistant Lighting Designer: Kate Ashton.

SPRING DANCE @ Ursinus College, April 18 - 20, 2013:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Jeanine McCain and Karen Clemente. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE COMPANY @ Keane College, April 13 - 14, 2013:
World Premiere of Interior Designs, as well as repertory by the company.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ORPHEE AUX ENFERS and FAUST @ Manhattan School of Music, March 27 - April 7, 2013:
Two workshop operas for the Manhattan School of Music. 
Orphee Aux Enfers directed by Dona D. Vaughn, conducted by Jorge Parodi.
Faust directed by Carol Castel, conducted by Thomas Muraco. 
Lighting and Set by Kate Ashton. 

DIVORCE PARTY: THE MUSICAL, US Tour, Los Angeles, February 26 - March 31, 2013:
A new musical from the producer who brought you Menopause the Musical! After a successful run and remount at the Kravis in West Palm Beach, Divorce Party: The Musical goes on the road, this time to El Portal in Los Angeles. 
Directed by Jay Falzone.
Set by Jonathan Collins.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Adam Rigby. 

RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 @ Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, February 14, 2013:
A collaboration between Louis Vuitton, the Parsons New School of Fashion, New School of Music, and the Joffrey School, this project pairs choreographers, young fashion designers, and composers, each creating a piece around the theme “Life is a Journey.” 
Choreographers: Francesca Harper, Angelica Stiskin, Joyce King, Charis Moses, and Tiffany Rea-Fisher. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton

DEATHTRAP @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, January 29 - February 17, 2013:
My second show in Bristol Riverside Theatre’s 2012-2013 season was this classic thriller. 
Directed by Richard Edelman.
Set by Roman Tatarowicz.
Costumes by Linda Bee Stockton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

REVERBDANCE FESTIVAL 2013 @ Baruch, January 11-13, 2013:
REVERBdance presents this showcase of 20 choreographers. I will be the Lighting Designer and Lighting Director. 

GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY @ Michael Schimmel Center, Pace, December 2012:
GKA presents “Beyond the Veil,” excerpts from Ballet Repertory.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

NEW DANCES @ Juilliard, December 12-16, 2012:
I assisted Lighting Designer Clifton Taylor on this Juilliard Dance production featuring premieres by choreographers including Camille Brown and Susan Shields. 

DIVORCE PARTY: THE MUSICAL, US Tour, Fort Lauderdale, December 2012:
A new musical from the producer who brought you Menopause the Musical! After a successful run and remount at the Kravis in West Palm Beach, Divorce Party: The Musical goes on the road to the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Directed by Jay Falzone.
Set by Jonathan Collins.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Adam Rigby.

FALL DANCE @ Ursinus College, November 15 - 17, 2012:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Jeanine McCain, Karen Clemente, Duane Holland, Christine Rohde, and Krista DeNiro. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

WHAT A GLORIOUS FEELING @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, October 30 - November 18, 2012:
I returned to Bristol Riverside Theatre, home of the summer musicales series, to light this play that takes you behind the scenes of the making of the movie musical Singin’ in the Rain
Directed by Susan D. Atkinson.
Set by Rob Wolin.
Costumes by Linda Bee Stockton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

EVENINGLAND @ the Millennium Stage,  the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, October 5 - 6, 2012:
skybetter and associates’ world premiere of eveningland
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter.
Lighting Concept by Kate Ashton. 

PERICLES @ SoHo Rep, October 4 - October 14, 2012:
Animus Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s romance Pericles
Directed by Ed Berkeley. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton with Jess Black. 

FALL FOR DANCE @ City Center, September 27 - October 14, 2012:
My fourth year as the Associate Lighting Director for Lighting Director Clifton Taylor on this exciting and comprehensive 5 program dance showcase. 

BIRD IN THE HAND @ Cino Theatre, Theatre for a New City, August 29 - September 23, 2012:
Fulcrum Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of this wry comedy about feeling out of place. 
Written and Directed by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas.
Set by Jiyoun Chang.
Costumes by Mark Nagle.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Matt Stone.
Stage Manager Natalie Qing Zhang.

JOFFREY JAZZ @ Symphony Space, August 17, 2012:
Mixed Repertory Summer Concert.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin. 

SUMMER MUSICALES SERIES @ Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA, August 16 - 26, 2012:
I returned to BRT on the Delaware River for a musical revue:
Runaway Broadway, August 16-26: Modern Broadway favorites. 

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL @ City Center and the Rose Theatre, July 2012:
Associate Lighting Director for LCF’s productions of Uncle Vanya with Cate Blanchett at City Center and Macbeth with Alan Cumming at the Rose Theatre.
Lighting Director: Aaron Copp. 

DIVORCE PARTY: THE MUSICAL @ Rinker Theatre, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, July 10 - August 19, 2012:
A remount of this musical from the producer who brought you Menopause the Musical!
Directed by Jay Falzone.
Set by Jonathan Collins.
Costumes by Jenna Hoefert.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Adam Rigby.

COMING TO AMERICA, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and OPERA SCENES @ Manhattan School of Music, June 2012:
Set and Lighting designs for studio productions as part of the Summer Vocal Festival.
Coming to America directed by Bill Fabris, conducted by Dan Gettinger. 
A Little Night Music directed by Bill Fabris, conducted by Dan Gettinger.
Opera Scenes directed by Linda Brovsky.

LEAVING IKEA with THE ARTFUL CONSPIRATORS @ the Brooklyn Lyceum, June 2012:
Two new plays based on the Ikea experience. 
Directed by David A. Miller. 
Set by Jenn Varbalow.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn. 

JOFFREY JAZZ @ DNA, May 26, 2012:
Mixed Repertory Spring Concert.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Nick Kolin.

GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY @ Symphony Space, May 25, 2012:
Mixed Spring Repertory Concert.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
ALD: Mike Faba. 

THE TEMPEST @ Hartford Stage, May 2012:
I assisted Lighting Designer Michael Chybowski. 

Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company @ University of North Florida, April 27, 2012:
I travelled with the JPC as Lighting Director. 

SPRING DANCE @ Ursinus College, April 19 - 21, 2012:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Peter DiMuro, Meredith Lyon, Nicole Walcott, and others. I will be lighting this mixed concert. 

SKYBETTER + ASSOCIATES @ the Joyce SoHo, April 5-22, 2012:
Skybetter + Associates presented our Spring 2012 repertory: The Laws of Falling BodiesTemporary MattersNear AbroadLittle Boy, and the NYC premiere of For Want of Sleep.
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter. 
Costumes by Karen Young. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

THE CONSPIRATORS and LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR @ Manhattan School of Music, March - April 2012:
Set and Lighting for two workshop operas for the Manhattan School of Music. 
The Conspirators directed by Dona D. Vaughn, conducted by Jorge Parodi.
Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Livia Sabag, conducted by Thomas Muraco. 
Lighting and Set by Kate Ashton.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, March 20 - April 8, 2012:
I returned to Bristol Riverside Theatre, home of the summer musicales series, to light this classic play. 
Directed by Susan D. Atkinson.
Set by Nels Andersen.
Costumes by Lisa Zinni.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ARMIDE @ the Juilliard School, February 2012:
A concert production of Gluck’s opera co-presented by the Juilliard School and the Metropolitan Opera in the Peter J. Sharp Theatre. 
Directed by Fabrizio Melano. 
Conducted by Jane Glover.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

JOFFREY JAZZ @ Cunningham Studio, February 4, 2011:
I lit this concert for the Joffrey School at the Cunningham Studio.

NYU Alumni Dance Concert @ the Skirball Theatre, January 27, 2012:
NYU Alumni choreographers join together in this fundraising evening hosted by NYU Dance Department Chair Cherylyn Lavagnino and produced by Kay Cummings.

AMBIGUOUS KAFKA and ONDINE @ John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, January 18, 2012:
Manhattan School of Music presents premieres of two student-written one act operas: Ambiguous Kafka by Ronnie Reshef and Ondine by Izzy Gliksberg. 
Directed by Brendan Moffitt. 
Conducted by Sam Nester.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

DIVORCE PARTY: THE MUSICAL @ Rinker Theatre, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, January 10 - February 19, 2012:
A new musical from the producer who brought you Menopause the Musical!
Directed by Jay Falzone.
Set by Jonathan Collins.
Costumes by Jenna Hoefert.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Adam Rigby. 

GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY @ Symphony Space, December 17, 2011:
I lit this concert of mixed repertory for the Gelsey Kirkland Academy. 
ALD: Mike Faba. 

NEW DANCES @ Juilliard, December 14-18, 2011:
I assisted Lighting Designer Nicole Pearce on this Juilliard Dance production. 

THE HEIST PROJECT @ the Joyce SoHo, December 1-3, 2011:
NYC-based choreographer Belinda McGuire presents an evening of solos.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN @ NYU ABU DHABI, NOVEMBER 2011:
Theater Mitu’s re-imagining of the classic Arthur Miller drama travels internationally to Abu Dhabi!  
Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Dramaturgy by Chris Mills.
Set by Rubén Polendo, Leighton Mitchell, and Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn.
Mask Design by Lori Petermann. 

FALL DANCE @ Ursinus College, November 17 - 19, 2011:
Ursinus College presents dance by faculty and guest artists including Peter DiMuro, Meredith Lyon, Duane Holland Jr., Colleen Thomas, and Cathy Young.

OUR TIME @ the 52nd Street Project, November 10 - 12, 2011:
I’m lighting three one-act plays written by teenagers who stutter. Our Time is an organization that helps improve the confidence and communicatons skills of children who stutter. 

Fall for Dance @ City Center, October 27 - November 6, 2011:
I assisted Lighting Director Clifton Taylor for the third year on this exciting and comprehensive 5 program dance showcase. 

Ella Rosewood Dance @ Merce Cunningham Studio, October 14-16, 2011:
Choreographer Ella Rosewood presents an evening of work.  
Choreography by Ella Rosewood.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
ALD: Jake Fine. 

TAPE @ the Abingdon Theatre, September 13- 24, 2011:
Written by Stephen Belber. 
Directed by Sam Helfrich.
Set by Laura Jellenik. 
Costumes by Nancy Leary.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
ALD: Mike Faba.

KOR Dance @ Merce Cunningham Studio, August 27-28, 2011:
Choreographer Sarah Berges’ California-based modern dance company presents an evening of work.  
Choreography by Sarah Berges.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
ALD: Jake Fine.

Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet @ Harlem School for the Arts, August 20-21, 2011:
Choreographer Sarah Berges’ California-based ballet dance company presents an evening of work.  
Choreography by Sarah Berges.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
ALD: Jake Fine.

Joffrey Jazz School’s Summer Concert @ La Guardia High School, August 19, 2011:
Lighting Designer for the Summer Intensive Showing.

SUMMER MUSICALES SERIES @ Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA, Summer 2011:
I returned to BRT on the Delaware River for three musical revues:
Great Balls of Fire, June 16-26: Celebrating the songs of the Fifties.
The Sweetest Sounds, July 14-24. A Rogers and Hammerstein showcase. 
Lights Up! On Broadway, August 11-21: Modern Broadway favorites.

Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Concert @ La Guardia High School, August 5, 2011:
Assistant Lighting Designer for the Summer Intensive Showing. LD: David Moodey.

THE WILD DUCK @ Bard Summerscape, July 13-23, 2011:
I was the Associate Lighting Designer for Lighting Designer Jane Cox.

MOTHER EVE’S SECRET GARDEN OF SENSUAL SISTERHOOD @ Midtown International Theatre Festival,  July 2011:
Directed by Erika Jensen. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

LA BOHEME and NINE @ Manhattan School of Music, June29 - July 1, 2011:
Set and lighting designs for studio productions of these classics as part of the Summer Vocal Festival.
Nine directed by Bill Fabris, conducted by Dan Gettinger. 
La Boheme directed by Sam Helfrich, conducted by Chris Cano.

Elea Gorana Dance Collective @ Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, June 11-12 2011:
The native Bulgarian choreographer Elissaveta Iordanova revives her 2009 work Gorana, a piece celebrating the female spirit and inspired by ritual practices in Bulgarian folk traditions, along with a premiere and repertory pieces. 
Choreography by Elissaveta Iordanova. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

SKYBETTER + ASSOCIATES @ the Joyce, June 11 - 12, 2011:
Our first Joyce season! After an incredibly popular Joyce SoHo season last March, Skybetter + Associates presents the world premiere of Temporary Matters and a revival of Halcyon
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter. 
Costumes by Karen Young.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

THE PERSEPHONE PROJECT @ The Tank, June 2 - 12, 2011:
We are all reuniting for a revival of this beautiful production that takes a new look at the Persephone myth. 
Conceived and Directed by Annie Levy.
Dramaturg: Will Fulton.
Set by Jonathan Collins. 
Costumes by Lara deBruijin.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Sound by Kate Marvin.

GEM OF THE OCEAN @ Hartford Stage, May 12 - June 15, 2011:
I will be assisting lighting designer Lap Chi Chu. 


ALL THE BEST INGREDIENTS @ Good Shepherd Reception Hall, May 6 - May 13, 2011:
This dramatic terrorist prison comedy marks the inaugural production of UP Theater Company. 
By James Bosley.
Directed by Rik Waler.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

HAMLET @ the Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center, April 25 - May 20, 2011:
An ensemble casts presents Shakespeare’s classic play in shortened form for young audiences. 
Directed and Adapted by Corey Atkins.
Set by Jonathan W. Collins. 
Costumes by Candida K. Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

URBAN BUSH WOMEN @ Harlem Stage, April 28 - 30, 2011:
Resistance and Power uptown. For their 25th anniversary, UBW presents Give Your Hands to StruggleWomen’s Resistance, and Southern Diaries. I’ll be assisting lighting designer Susan Hamburger.

SPRING DANCE @ Ursinus College, April 14 - 16, 2011:
Ursinus College presents dance by 5 faculty and guest artists. 

NINA, O SIA LA PAZZA PER AMORE (U.S. Premiere) and FALSTAFF @ Manhattan School of Music, April 1-9, 2011:
I will be lighting studio productions of these two operas under the direction of Dona Vaughn and Livia Sabag.

SYREN MODERN DANCE 8TH NYC SEASON @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, March 29 - April 3, 2011:
Two programs! Program A includes the NYC Premiere of “Dolce” and repertory favorite “Last of the Leaves.” Program B is the NYC premiere of “Toward Home,” an evening length piece choreographed by Kate St. Amand with an original score by Damon Ferrante of Steeplechase.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

SPRING DANCE @ Juilliard, March 23 - 27, 2011:
I will be assisting Lighting Designer Nicole Pearce on this Juilliard Dance production.

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN @ St. Clement’s Theatre, March 10 - April 17, 2011:
The first NYC revival of this classic New York Story.
2011 Outer Critics’ Circle Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical! 
2011 Henry Hewes Award Nominee, Outstanding Lighting Design: Kate Ashton.
With the Peccadillo Theater Company
Directed by Dan Wackerman.
Set by Joe Spirito. 
Costumes by Amy C. Bradshaw.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

CHAOS @ the Corniche, Abu Dhabi, March 2 - March 7, 2011:
Theater Mitu traveled around the world to present this piece, inspired by the short stories of Pirandello, the 1984 film by the Taviani brothers, and Martha Clarke’s KAOS. 
Directed and Conceived by Rubén Polendo.
Adapted by Rubén Polendo and Chris Mills.
Music by Ellen Reid.
Choreography by Scott Spahr. 
Set by Czerton Lim. 
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Masks by Lori Petermann.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Stage Manager: Raney Cumbow.
Tyler Penfield, Line Producer.

COMPULSION @ the Public, February 2011:
I assisted Lighting Designer Michael Chybowski on the NYC premiere of this play.

LIVING IN EXILE @ The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, January 5-15, 2011:
Jonathan Lipsky’s two-character retelling of Homer’s The Iliad, interpreted through the perspective of present day America’s involvement in foreign wars. This production was staged in a private living room. A work of confrontation and radical intimacy. 
Written by Jonathan Lipsky.
Directed by Christopher McElroen.
Projections by Alex Koch. 
Sound by Benjamin Furiga.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

Joffrey Ballet School’s Nutcracker @ John Jay College, December 2010:
Assistant Lighting Designer for this classic production of Nutcracker for the second year.
LD: David Moodey.

The Nutcracker @ The Richmond Ballet, December 2010:
My third year as the lighting supervisor for this beautiful, New York Times acclaimed holiday classic,

BLACK NATIVITY NOW! @ Theatre @ St. Clement’s, December 3, 2010 - January 2, 2011:
A gospel musical for our time and all people. 
Written by Alfred Preisser and Tracy Jack. 
Composed by Kelvyn Bell. 
Directed by Alfred Preisser.
Choreography by Tracy Jack. 
Set and Costumes by Evan Collier. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Stage Manager: Katie Hong.

L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA @ the Juilliard School, November 17-21, 2010:
I lit Monteverdi’s opera for the Juilliard School in the Peter J. Sharp Theatre. 
Directed by Ed Berkeley. 
Conductor: Harry Bicket.
Set by John Kasarda.
Costumes by Kim Sorensen.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Stage Manager: Laine Goerner. 

MARCIA CHARLES DANCE THEATRE @ Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, October 26, 2010:
A one night only performance by this dance theatre group from Trinidad and Tobago.  
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

WE OUTRAN THE SUN @ Prospect Dark Nights, October 25, 2010:
A second NYC performance of the song cycle conceived by my talented colleague and collaborator Matt Carlson. 
Written and Performed by Matt Carlson.
Film and Projection Design by Michael Heck.
Projection Surfaces by Damon Pelletier.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

RAISIN IN THE SUN @ Juilliard, October 20-24, 2010:
I assisted lighting designer Nicole Pearce on this Drama Division show. 

Fall for Dance @ City Center, September 28 - October 9, 2010:
I assisted Lighting Director Clifton Taylor for the second year on this exciting and comprehensive 5 program dance showcase. 

SKYBETTER + ASSOCIATES @ DTW in DANCENOW, September 8, 2010:
Skybetter + Associates present Cold House You Kept.
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

nyc fringe festival 2010 SHAHEED: THE DREAM AND DEATH OF BENAZIR BHUTTO @ Dixon Place, August 13-29, 2010:
A solo show that illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Anna Khaja depicts eight characters who form the prism through which we view this enigmatic and milti-faceted head of the Pakistani People’s Party.
Written and Performed by Anna Khaja. 
Directed by Heather deMichele.
Produced by Luis Reyes and Anna Khaja.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

SYREN MODERN DANCE @ Guild Hall, East Hampton NY, August 18, 2010:
The world premiere of “Toward Home,” an evening length piece choreographed by Kate St. Amand with an original score by Damon Ferrante of Steeplechase.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

MONICA BILL BARNES @ Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, July 28 - August 1, 2010:
A week of dance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Including the world premiere of “mostly fanfare” and a revival of “Another Parade.”
Lighting by Jane Cox.
Lighting Director: Kate Ashton

WE OUTRAN THE SUN @ Studio Tisch, July 15-18, 2010:
A song cycle conceived by my talented colleague and collaborator Matt Carlson. 
Written and Performed by Matt Carlson.
Film and Projection Design by Michael Heck.
Projection Surfaces by Damon Pelletier
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

TOSCA and MARRIAGE OF FIGARO @ Glimmerglass Opera, June - August 2010:
I assisted lighting designer Jeff Harris. 

ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST @ St. Clement’s Theatre, June 3 - July 3, 2010:
The first NYC revival of Lillian Hellman’s play since its premiere.
With the Peccadillo Theater Company. 
Directed by Dan Wackerman.
Set by Joe Spirito. 
Costumes by Amy C. Bradshaw.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
PSM: Evan Hernandez.

THE PERSEPHONE PROJECT @ Space on White, June 2 - 6, 2010:
A new look at the Persephone myth. 
Conceived and Directed by Annie Levy.
Dramaturg: Will Fulton.
Set by Jonathan Collins. 
Costumes by Lara deBruijin.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Sound by Kate Marvin.

MEDEA @ the Access Theatre, May 10 - May 23, 2010:
Theater Mitu presents this Greek classic with typical Mitu flair.
With Justin Nestor, Aysan Celik, Nathan Elam, and more.   

Directed and Conceived by Rubén Polendo.
Set by Czerton Lim. 
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn.

LE NOZZI DI FIGARO @ Manhattan School of Music, April 2010:
I assisted lighting designer Jane Cox.

DIALOGUE OF THE CARMELITES @ The Juilliard Theatre, April 2010:
I assisted lighting designer Jane Cox.

THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL GALA 2010 @ The Juilliard Theatre, April 26, 2010:
I’ll be assisting lighting designer Emily Stork.

MONICA BILL BARNES @ the Clark, April 8, 2010:
I am the lighting director for this wonderful company, performing at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio.  One night only!

UP @ Bristol Riverside Theatre, March 16 - April 4, 2010:
I return to Bristol Riverside Theatre, home of the summer musicales series, to light this uplifting play. 
Directed by Keith Baker.
Set by Roman Tatarowicz.
Costumes by Linda Bee Stockton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by William Neal. 

SKYBETTER + ASSOCIATES @ the Joyce SoHo, March 25-27, 2010:
Our first NYC season! Skybetter + Associates presents our Spring 2010 repertory: Potemkin PieceThe PersonalCold House You Kept, Fugue State, and the NYC premiere of The Laws of Falling Bodies.
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter. 
Costumes by Candida K. Nichols. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

A PLAY ON WAR @ Connelly Theatre, February 16 - March 6, 2010:
Theater Mitu joins in a collaboration with NAATCO on an adaptation of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her ChildrenIn a warn-torn landscape populated by an absurd cornucopia of characters on bicycles, a mother desperately tries to survive. Her tools? Laughter, sex, money, her children and an unhealthy obsession with Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music. This collaboration between NAATCO and Theater Mitu merges abstractions of Musical Theater, Arabic Clowning and Peking Opera. Filled with songs, live music and incredibly imaginative physicality, the piece explores survival, greed, humor and the heartbreak that sits at the core of Brecht's masterpiece.
With Mia Katigbak, Jon Norman Schneider, Nikki Calonge, Nathan Elam, and more. 
Adapted by Jenny Connell and Rubén Polendo.  
Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Music Composed and Performed by Adam Cochran.
Set and Bicycle design by Justin Nestor. 
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Stage Manager: Raney Cumbow.

Lar Lubovitch @ the Joyce Theatre, February 23 - March 7, 2009:
I assisted lighting designer Jack Mehler on this company’s Joyce season.

MONICA BILL BARNES @ Trinity College, CT, February 5, 2010:
Barnes’ company returns to Trinity College in Hartford for an evening including The Headdress Piece (work in progress), Another Parade3 Elvis Solos, and Here We Are
Lighting by Jane Cox. 
Lighting Director: Kate Ashton

NYU Alumni Dance Concert @ the Skirball Theatre, January 29, 2010:
NYU Alumni choreographers including Monica Bill Barnes, Trebien Pollard, John Mark Owen, Stacey Spence, Liz Beres and Eliott Reiland, Kun Yang, and Carolyn Dorfman join together in this fundraising evening hosted by NYU Dance Department Chair Cherylyn Lavagnino. 

LIL’S 90TH @ Long Wharf Theatre, January 6 - February 7, 2010:
I assisted lighting designer Lap-Chi Chu on this premiere of Darci Picoult’s play. 

GEE’S BEND @ Hartford Stage, January 2010:
I assisted lighting designer Lap-Chi Chu. 

SKYBETTER + ASSOCIATES BENEFIT: December 15, 2009:
Thanks for joining us at our first annual fundraising event, to benefit our March 2010 performance at the Joyce SoHo! A short performance of work from our repertory (with live music by the chamber ensemble Group Therapy) culminated in a celebratory toast.

The Joffrey Ballet School’s Nutcracker @ the Skirball Theatre, December 2009:
I assisted lighting designer David Moodey on this student production. 

The Nutcracker @ The Richmond Ballet, December 2009:
I returned for my second year as the lighting supervisor for this holiday classic. 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM @ Juilliard, December 2-6, 2009:
Juilliard Opera Workshop presents Britten’s opera in a 305 studio production. 
Directed by Ed Berkeley. 
Set Consultant: Rob Trama. 
Costumes by Kim Sorenson.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SAVAGE IN LIMBO @ Juilliard, November 12-16, 2009:
I’ll be assisting lighting designer Nicole Pearce on this Drama Division show.

THREE SISTERS @ Cincinnati Playhouse, October 24 - November 21, 2009:
I will be assisting lighting designer Jane Cox on the premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Chekhov’s classic play.
Directed by John Doyle.
Lighting by Jane Cox.

SAFE AT THIRD @ Castillo Theatre, October 23 - November 22, 2009:
With the Castillo Theatre Company. This new play imagines a meeting between Albert Einstein, Josh Gibson, Otto Rene Castillo, and Amelia Earhart.
Directed by Fred Newman.
Set and Video by Joe Spirito.
Costumes by Emilie Charlotte. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Michael Klein.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN @ BYU, October 2009:
Theater Mitu’s re-imagining of the classic Arthur Miller drama travels cross-country to BYU!  
Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Dramaturgy by Chris Mills.
Set by Rubén Polendo, Leighton Mitchell, and Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn.
Mask Design by Lori Petermann. 
Production Manager Leighton Mitchell. 
Stage Manager Hilary Austin.

Fall for Dance @ City Center, September 22 - October 3, 2009:
I will be assisting Lighting Supervisor Clifton Taylor on this exciting and comprehensive dance showcase. 

Buglisi Dance Theatre @ Rovereto Dance Festival,  Rovereto, Italy, September 2009:
I travelled with Buglisi Dance Theatre to Italy as the Lighting Supervisor. Two programs, including Frida, Caravaggio Meets Hopper, Sand, Requiem, and Interplay.

nyc fringe festival 2009: GRAVEYARD SHIFT @ Minetta Lane Theatre, August 25 - 29, 2009:
NYC Fringe Festival presents this new musical about zombies, Valueville, and young love. 
Written, Composed, and Directed by Ren Casey Peterson.
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

nyc fringe festival 2009: REFRACTIONS @ Player’s Theatre, August 19 - 29, 2009:
NYC Fringe Festival presents this new play that follows the fight of a young writer to finish his latest piece under the watchful eye of his producer, and four entwined lovers struggling to free themselves. 
Written by Eliot Stockton. 
Directed by Andy Ottoson. 
Set by Joseph Heitman. 
Costumes by Jennifer Fisher.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Mike Brady.
Stage Manager Aaron Heflich Shapiro.

THE CONSUL @ Glimmerglass Opera, July - August 2009:
I assisted Lighting Designer Jane Cox on Glimmerglass’ production of Menotti’s The Consul, directed by Sam Helfrich. 


Director’s Lab 2009 @ Lincoln Center Theater, August 2009:
I am very excited to participate in rehearsal investigations as a designer, collaborating and brainstorming with participating directors.

Haunted House @ Irish Arts Center, July 9 - August 8, 2009:
With Audax Theatre Company. 
Written by Daniel Roberts.
Directed by Brian Ziv.
Set by Julia Noulin-Merat.
Costumes by James DiMartino.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

skybetter and associates @ Dance Theatre Workshop, July 6 - 7, 2009:
skybetter and associates present “Fugue State,” “Halcyon,” and “Near Abroad” in the SUMMERDANZ festival. 

SUMMER MUSICALES SERIES @ Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA, Summer 2009:
I return to BRT on the Delaware River for two musical revues:
It was a Very Good Year, June 18-28: Exploring fabulous pop standards from the late ‘50s and early 60’s, this musicale will transport you to a time of innocence-- of soft summer nights, falling in love, and dancing under the stars.
Broadway Starlight, August 13-23: The compositions of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Sondheim, and Mel Brooks light up the night with beautiful, lyrical, and inspired music. A magical evening from some of Broadway’s most popular shows for a starry-eyed finale to this season’s musicales.

HAMLETMACHINE @ Castillo Theatre, June 12 - 28, 2009:
With the Castillo Theatre Company. 
Directed by Eva Brenner.
Set and Video by Joe Spirito.
Costumes by Emilie Charlotte. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Michael Klein.

DR.C (Or How I Learned to Act in Eight Steps) @ 3-Legged Dog, June 2-14 2009:
A Theatre Mitu Collaboration. 
This opera in eight parts is a confrontational look at the roots of American acting. The piece juxtaposes early 20th century American dramatic vaudeville and the writings of Aristotle, Appia, Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud, Grotowski, Brook, and Bogart, both questioning and celebrating the strange and extraordinary development of acting. 
Our six week residency culminates in two weeks of performances in June. With Justin Nestor, Emily Davis, Adam Cochran, Matt Carlson, Nathan Elam, Marc LeVasseur, Aysan Celik, and Laura Stinger.
Conceived and Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Text by Rubén Polendo and Jocelyn Clarke.
Music by Ellen Reid.
Set by Amy Rubin.
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn.
Video by Jake Witlen.
Stage Manager Hilary Austin.

Flowing Dance Company @ Merce Cunningham Studio, May 22-23, 2009:
Choreographer Anne-Sophie Fenner’s Zurich-based dance company presents an evening of work.  
Choreography by Anne-Sophie Fenner.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

skybetter and associates @ La MaMa Moves, May, 2009:
skybetter and associates perform “The Personal” for the first time in its entirety in the La MaMa Moves festival. 

Ellen Stokes Shadle @ Merce Cunningham Studio, May 8-10, 2009:
I reunited with choreographer Ellen Stokes Shadle for another evening of new pieces and old favorites at Merce Cunningham Studio.
Choreography by Ellen Stokes Shadle, Ariel Grossman, and Amiti Perry. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

skybetter and associates @ Symphony Space, April 25, 2009:
skybetter and associates perform “Cold House You Kept” in the Symphony Sampler, curated by Kay Cummings. 

Elea Gorana Dance Collective @ Merce Cunningham Studio, April 3-4, 2009:
The native Bulgarian choreographer Elissaveta Iordanova premieres Gorana, a piece reviving the female spirit and inspired by ritual practices in Bulgarian folk traditions, along with 4 repertory pieces. 
Choreography by Elissaveta Iordanova. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SYREN Modern Dance @ the Ailey Theatre, March 26-28, 2009:
Syren Modern Dance Company presents choreographer Kate Mehan’sPelleas et Melisande and world premiere of Last of the Leaves. In collaboration with the Artemis Chamber Ensemble. Matthew Oberstein conducts.
Lighting by Kate Ashton

skybetter and associates @ the 92nd Street Y, March 8, 2009:
skybetter and associates presents selections from our repertory: Near AbroadPotemkin Piece, and several solos from The Personal.

Rods and Cables @ 3Legged Dog, March 20-April11, 2009:
An original 3-Legged Dog multimedia production that explores our common fear of losing trust in people we love the most. It creates wild chaos with its elaborate bizarre designs, and compelling characters, all within an intimate cabaret environment. Human nature is examined at its most instinctual and unmannered form by comparing brutally realistic behavior with cartoonishly slapstick behavior. Above all, this play will show you the joy of experiencing new things, even if they hurt a little. 
Our six week production period culminates in a four week run. Previews begin March 17. Performances March 20-April 11. 
Directed by Allison Keating.
Set by Paul DiPietro.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Marcelo Anez.

Buglisi Dance Theatre @ the Joyce Theatre, February 3-8, 2009:
I assisted lighting designer Jack Mehler on the Graham-inspired company’s Joyce Season, including revivals of Suspended Women, FridaThreshold, and Interplay 9.5, as well as the new Wing Walkers & Wild Mannequins.

PAST/FORWARD: NYU Alumni Dance Concert @ the Skirball Theatre, January 31, 2009:
I joined with NYU Dance Alumni Sean Curran, Charlotte Boye-Christiansen, Kyle Abraham, Sydney Skybetter, Brook Notary, and johannes wieland and NYU Dance Department Chair Cherylyn Lavagnino in a fundraising concert. 

Waterwell’s The/King/Operetta @ Trinity College, CT, January 29, 2009:
I was the lighting supervisor for this exciting theatre group’s performance at Trinity College. 

Six Degrees Dance @ Merce Cunningham Studio, January 23-24, 2009:
Seven new works in Six Degrees Dance’s first full length evening performance. 
Choreography by Misty Nelson. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

David Neumann/ advanced beginner group @ Flynnspace, Burlington, Vermont, January 16-17, 2009:
I was lighting supervisor for feedforward in chilly Burlington, VT.

Jim Sutton and Anthony Ferro @ Merce Cunningham Studio, January 8-9, 2009:
Four new works by these NYU and Marymount faculty members: Prelude and Prelude, underfrictionUntilted/Legwork, and Belasco Duet.
Choreography by Jim Martin and Anthony Ferro. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

The Nutcracker @ The Richmond Ballet, December 2008:
I am the lighting supervisor for this holiday classic. We played in Norfolk, VA and Richmond, VA. 

Greek Cycle @ South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, November 2008:
Trojan Women and Agammennon at this arts magnet high school in Greenville, SC.
Directed by Dan Murray and Dan Day.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

JOC Triple Bill @ The Juilliard Theatre, November 2008:
I assisted lighting designer Jane Cox on three short operas directed by James Marvell.

WOFABE Third Annual Dance and Drum Festival @ Science Park School,  October 26, 2008:
African Drum and Dance Festival in Newark, NJ.  
With Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Asase Yaa African American Dance Theatre, and Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

Skybetter & Associates @ DTW’s DanceNow Festival, October 28, 2008:
The premiere of new piece Near Abroad.  
Choreography by Sydney Skybetter. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN @ THE 14 St Y, OCTOBER 22 - NOVEMBER 1, 2008:
Theatre Mitu’s re-imagining of the classic Arthur Miller drama.  
With Justin Nestor, Dylan Dawson, Emily Davis, and Nathan Elam.
Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Dramaturgy by Chris Mills.
Set by Rubén Polendo, Leighton Mitchell, and Kate Ashton.
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Alex Hawthorn. 
Mask Design by Lori Petermann. 
Production Manager Leighton Mitchell. 
Stage Manager Hilary Austin.
14 St. Y, October 22 – November 1, 2007.

DAMN YANKEES @ Phi Beta Kappa Hall, The College of William & Mary, October 9-12 and 16-19, 2008:
I returned to my alma mater for a production of this classic musical. 
Directed by Laurie Wolf.  
Musical Direction by Gary Green.
Choreography by Denise Damon Wade.
Set by Steven Mitchell.
Costumes by Tric Wesp. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

ROMEO AND JULIET @ The Shakespeare Theatre, September - October 2008:
I assisted lighting designer Lap-Chi Chu on Shakespeare’s tragedy in Washington, DC.

SUMMER AND SMOKE @ the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row, August 22-31 2008:
Tennessee Williams’ classic play in an exciting revival produced by Big Sky Productions. 
Directed by Tlaloc Rivas. 
Set by Jonathan W. Collins. 
Costumes by Tilly Grimes. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Sound by Brian McCorkle.

CHANGE WE BELIEVE IN: ARTISTS OF NYC SUPPORT BARACK @ NYU, August 2008:
A very special evening of guest artists gathered together to support Barack Obama. Talent ranges from the cast of Hair to Philip Montana and Dancers to magicians and soloists.

SUMMER MUSICALES SERIES @ Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA, Summer 2008:
Three musical revues at this lovely theatre on the Delaware River:
This is the Moment!: A hats off to the heroes and villains of Broadway.
Come Rain or Shine!: A high energy concert celebrating the work of Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and others. 
Broadway, Baby!: A tribute to the leading ladies of the Broadway stage. 

A Midsummer Night’s Radio Play @ the Provincetown Playhouse, July 24-26 2008:
My third year with the talented students of LOOKING FOR SHAKESPEARE, a group of 13-18 year olds. Always bursting with energy, these talented students from all over NYC present Shakespeare’s classic comedy, set in a 1940’s radio studio. 
Directed by Sharon Counts.
Set by Daryl Embry. 
Costumes by Marion Talan.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

Jim Martin Dance @ Merce Cunningham Studio, June 26-28 2008:
A fantastic evening of dance and music in this unique and intimate space. The program consists of two premieres: On Merce’s Floor and Floats Down/ Batted Up
Choreography by Jim Martin. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

Bless This Mess @ the Tank, June 14-15 2008: 
Choreography by Bryan Campbell, Cadence Dubus, and Jacob-Peter Kovner. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

THE APOSTLE PROJECT @ New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre, June 2008:
A Theatre Mitu Collaboration.
Can faith be questioned? Can memory be contradicted? Amidst any major spiritual and historical movement, it is the followers of these movements that are ultimately left with the shambles of thoughts, ideas and hopes. Once the central figure is gone, it is these believers that must reconcile their disparate experiences towards a greater goal; the furthering of said movement. Marking the beginning of a small Nazarene Judaic cult, a group of young followers set off on this daunting journey. Fusing notions of Christian ritual, pre-Judaic chant and Iranian Ta'zieh, the Apostle Project investigates the birth of one of the largest political and spiritual forces in modern time.
Directed by Rubén Polendo. 
Set by Scott Spahr.
Costumes by Candida K. Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Original music by Jef Evans and Stephanie Johnstone. 

DESIGN SHOW @ 721 Broadway, 3rd Floor, May 6-16, 2008:
Graduating third year MFA students from the department of design for stage and film showcase their work.

Showing V @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, May 1-3, 2008:
Student choreographers Jason Luks, Jacob Kovner, Bryan Campbell, Christeen Stridesberg, Eliot Reiland, and others present new work.
My last dance show at NYU!
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland.

SADC RETRO @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, April 2-7, 2008:
SADC’s biggest concert of the year. Student choreographers Bergen Wheeler, Phillip Montana, Bryan Campbell, Kristen Arnold, and Silas Reiner in rotating repertory, along with work by guest choreographers Christopher Williams and Jessica Lang. Revivals: New Love Song Waltzes by Mark Morris and Trisha Brown’s Canto Pianto.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland.

SADC March @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, March 6-8, 2008:
Student choreographers including Christina Noel Reaves, Kelly Brunk, and Khori Rodgers present new work. Guest Choreographer Camille Brown. Faculty Choreographer Kay Cummings. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland.

THESE NORTHERN STARS and ABOMINABLE @ Walker Theatre, 721 Broadway, March 4-9, 2008:
A premiere of Matt Carlson’s play These Northern Stars. It followsthe friendship of two boys over a decade. With Matt Carlson and David Schroeder. 
Directed by Jake Witlen.
Set by Daniel Zimmerman.
Costumes by Ciera Wells de Koening.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

Also includes the theatrical “amuse-bouche” Abominable, a short scene about a mysterious man/non-man and the abominable snowman... directed by Matt Carlson. 

Showing IV @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, February 28-29, 2008:
Student choreographers including Laurel Snyder and Sam Wentz present new work. 
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland.

MFA I @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, February 21-23, 2008:
Student choreographers in their first year of MFA training present new work.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland, and guest LD’s.

RAW DELIVERY @ New Dance Group, February 15-16 2008:
Choreography by Matt Oaks and Carrie J. Brown.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

LaurelSnyderDance @ The Tank, February 1 & 3, 2008:
Choreography by Laurel Snyder.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

The Winter’s Tale @ Riverside Church, Columbia University, January 2008:
Directed by Rebecca Easton.
Set by Tim Mc Math.
Costumes by Elizabeth Baggett.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.

SADC December @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, November 8 - 9, 2007:
Student choreographers including Yue Yin, Sydney Skybetter, Philip Montana, Anna Whaley. New work by Christopher Williams. Repertory: New Love Song Waltzes by Mark Morris.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland.

Showing 3 @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, November 8 - 9, 2007:
Student choreographers including Yue Yin, Jennifer Jones, and Lauren Etter present new work.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland, and guest LD’s TBA.

Showing 2 @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, November 1 - 2, 2007:
Student choreographers including Elliot Reiland, Regina Sobel, and Ashley Marinelli present new work.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland, and guest LD’s TBA.

Showing 1 @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, October 25 - 26, 2007:
Student choreographers including Elizabeth Beres, Carlos A. Cruz-Velasquez, Jacob Kovner, Sydney Skybetter, and Laurel Snyder present new work.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland, and guest LD’s TBA.

SADC @ 111 Second Avenue, Fifth Floor Theatre, October 18 - 20, 2007:
NYU’s Second Avenue Dance Company kicks off the fall season with exciting new work by students and professional choreographers. Work by Trisha Brown and Jessica Lang, and by members of SADC including Jason Luks, Bergen Wheeler, Kristen Arnold, and Silas Reiner.
Lighting by Kate Ashton and Simon Cleveland. 

 

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS @ the Atlas Room, 111 Second Avenue, OCTOBER 4 - 7, 2007:
NYU/ TSOA Graduate Acting and Graduate Design present Sean O’Casey’s stirring Irish drama about the Easter Revolution of 1916 The Plough and the Stars
Directed by Michael Sexton.  
Set Design by Sia Balabanova. 
Costumes by Jenilee Houghton.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Sound by Emily Wright.

BLIND MOUTH SINGING @ THE NAGELBERG THEATRE, BARUCH COLLEGE, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 6, 2007:
National Asian American Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of this stunning play. 
by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas.
Directed by Rubén Polendo.
Set by Zach Zirlin.
Costumes by Candida Nichols.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Jane Shaw.
Stage Manager Hilary Austin.

THE DANISH MEDITATIONS @ ACCESS THEATRE, AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 9, 2007:
A2K Productions and playwright Sergei Burbank present the THE DANISH MEDITIATIONS, a new play that explores the rehearsal process of an experimental theatre company performing Hamlet
Directed by Adam Karsten.  
Set Design by Kathryn Singer. 
Costumes by Daonne Huff.
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 
Dramaturg Aditi Saxton. 
Production Stage Manager: Susan Sunday.

36 deaths in 117 minutes @ STELLA ADLER STUDIOS, AUGUST 25-26, 2007:
An evening of three one act plays: with without by Jason Martin (premiere),White Embers by Saviana Stanescu (premiere), and The Four Twins by Copi. 
Directed by Chris Mirto.  
Set by Sarah Rigney. 
Costumes by Megan Buchanan.

Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

nyc fringe festival 2007: THE REVOLUTIONARIES   @   THE PLAYERS’ THEATRE, AUGUST 12-22, 2007:
The Moving Canvas Gang and Jake Witlen present The Revolutionaries, a new play by Adam Mervis. Chevy and Frank have just invented a new power source and set out on a hilarious adventure to change the oil-addicted world, but quickly find out that power is never free.  
Directed by Megan Marod.  
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

nyc fringe festival 2007: THE HOLLOW MEN @   THE FLAMBOYAN THEATRE, AUGUST 10-19, 2007:
Prickly Pear Company of Williamsburg, VA presents this Drama/ Spoken Word/ Poetry piece by Emily E. Rossi at the Fringe Festival. The Holocaust-- a nightmare where there were only three players: perpetrator, victim, bystander. One woman is dragged from the ranks of bystanders-- did the Holocaust make victims of all? The nightmare plays out in The Hollow Men
Directed by Laurie J. Wolf.  
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

strawberry festival 2007, finalist: WASH ME @ ATA, AUGUST 4, 9pm, 2007: 
A new play by Bill Johnson, with Angelina Ticic and Parrish Hurley. A man and a woman come clean about their lives while waiting for their clothes to dry at a laundromat. 
Directed by Jacob Titus.  
Lighting by Kate Ashton. 

THE TEMPEST @ PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE, July 26-29, 2007: 
Looking for Shakespeare presents this version of THE TEMPEST with 13-18 year olds from around NYC. 
Directed by Joe Salvatore. 
Set by Spika Wobbe.
Costumes by Marion Talan.
Lighting by Kate Ashton.
Sound by Zack Brown. 

CLIMBING UP WALLS @ T. Schreiber Studios, July 15-18, 2007: 
Black Door Theatre Company’s second workshop of this work in progress. 

SURFACE TO AIR @ SYMPHONY SPACE, JULY 11-AUGUST 5, 2007:
A new play by David Epstein. 
Directed by James Naughton. 
Set by James Noone. 
Cosumes by Laurie Churba.
Sound by Ray Schilke. 
Lighting by Clifton Taylor.
Assistant Lighting Designer Kate Ashton.