Oliver Wason

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Lighting Design

Oliver designs lighting for theater, opera, dance, music, and anything in between. Recent theater work includes Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa BandAmong the DeadHouse Rules (Ma-Yi); Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO); Million Dollar Quartet, Little Shop of Horrors, Bells Are RingingA Little Night Music (Berkshire Theater Festival); peerless (Yale Rep, Barrington Stage, Cherry Lane); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep); Tar Beach (Luna Stage); Wonderland (Atlantic Theater Co).

Oliver frequently works in the opera world, where recent designs include: Butterfly, Carmen, Lucia di LammermoorDido and AeneasKafka FragmentsDaphnis and Chloe (Heartbeat Opera); Empty the House (Curtis Opera); Erismena (Yale Baroque Opera); Agrippina (Juilliard Opera). Oliver was recently the associate designer for A Doll’s House, Part 2 on Broadway, and designed the Chinese Premiere of Stones in His Pockets at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center.

Oliver has a BA from Hunter College and an MFA from Yale.

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