Lighting Designer

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Currently:
Associate Lighting Designer for Mirror and the Light at Gielgud Theatre

Future:
Associate Lighting Designer for Cabaret at the Playhouse Theatre

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Lucía graduated from RADA on the BA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management specialising in Lighting Design. Born in Spain, she moved to London to pursue a degree in Natural Sciences. While studying her BSc at UCL, she fell in love with theatre and after completing her degree she decided to change specialism. Lucía enjoys working in theatre and dance, especially with new, innovative collaborations, and is the joint winner of the 2019 ALD Michael Northen Award for Lighting Design.


Previous credits include:

As Lighting Designer:
The Niceties (Finborough Theatre), The House of Yes (Hope Theatre), Dear Marie Stopes (Kings Place), How We Begin (Kings Head Theatre), Love and Money, Cathy, Julius Caesar (RADA’s Gielgud Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, Rambert Curdled Glass (Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre), Linda, Of Blood, To See Salisbury (GBS Theatre), The Soldier Tale (Susie Sainsbury Theatre), Evo-Blue-Tion (Adelphi Theatre), Highway 61 (Camden’s People Theatre), Bug (Bloomsbury Studio)

As Associate Lighting Designer to Amy Mae:
The Fishermen (Trafalgar Studios, The Marlowe)

As Assistant Lighting Designer to Matt Leventhall:
Assassins (Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre)
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MANIFESTO

I, along with a group of other early-career professionals, have decided to commit to some practical steps that we can take to help push the industry forward towards a fairer, more sustainable future.

“AS EARLY CAREER THEATRE PROFESSIONALS, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE SCOPE AND IMPACT OF WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE IS LIMITED. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS EXCUSES US FROM TAKING CONCRETE STEPS WITHIN OUR OWN PRACTICE GOING FORWARD TO HELP ENACT A CULTURE CHANGE IN THE INDUSTRY. WHERE WE FEEL WE MAY LACK THE SWAY TO MAKE DEMANDS OF OUR ENGAGERS, WE CAN CERTAINLY LOBBY, AND COMMIT TO ASKING THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS TO THOSE ABOVE US. WE ARE NOT A COLLECTIVE, BUT HAVE SHARED AIMS - AND WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO COPY, ADAPT, AND EXPAND UPON THOSE.”



I PROMISE:


  • To ask at every point in the process “How is this accessible?”
  • To ask how diverse the team is on every prospective job. If it isn’t, to ask “Why not?”
  • To become more transparent about the roles and publish information and paperwork explaining the process.
  • To request a comp (or if unavailable, use our second press night comp) to be made available to a current student - with priority given to students from marginalised groups - to attend the show, and offer our time afterwards to answer any questions about the process. (If you would like to take up this offer, please contact me)
  • To actively seek out and participate in schools outreach work where possible.
  • To request diversity stats of shows we work on (team and audience), which I can publish on this website
  • To work sustainably

  • This is a working document Initially posted in September 2020

     
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