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Lighting Designer

Tom
Ontiveros

Tom consistently chooses projects affecting themes of social justice, diversity, and equity including productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cornerstone Theater Company, Native Voices, and Jail Guitar Doors. Other credits include designs at Pasadena Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. His work has been presented at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hungarian National Theatre, Phoenix Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Park Avenue Armory, Kennedy Center, and L.A. Opera. Tom annually designs the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California. Recent work includes Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Othello at Artists Repertory Theatre and Romeo and Juliet at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Constant Wife at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and the MC5 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert. Awards include The Exonerated (Lucille Lortel & Drama Desk Awards), My Barking Dog (L.A. Drama Critics Choice Award), The House in Scarsdale (L.A. Drama Critics Choice Award nomination), Shiv (Best Projection, StageRaw Awards nomination), Completeness (Ovation nomination).