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Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences

Lighting Designer Tom Ontiveros

Tom often designs with projection and light for projects affecting themes of social justice, diversity and equity for underrepresented communities. Credits include Off the Rails (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); A Doll’s House Part 2, Fast Company, The Motherf****er with the Hat (South Coast Repertory); Guards at the Taj (La Jolla Playhouse); They Don’t Talk Back (Native Voices/La Jolla Playhouse); The Exonerated (Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards), Completeness (Ovation nomination); The House in Scarsdale (Theatre @ Boston Court); My Barking Dog (L.A. Critics Choice Award); Shiv (nominated for Best Projection, StageRaw Awards); Tune in Festival (Park Avenue Armory); The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium); Garden of Deadly Sound (Hungarian National Theatre); Enemy Slayer (Phoenix Symphony); Vicuña (Center Theatre Group); Figaro ¡90210! (L.A. Opera); Café Vida, Seed, Making Paradise (Cornerstone Theater Company), Pe-LO-tah (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts). Tom is an Assistant Professor at the University of La Verne.