Lap Chi Chu

New York designs include: The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, The Kitchen, Danspace Project and Juilliard Opera. Regional designs include: Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theater, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Intiman Theatre, Evidence Room and Ordway Music Theater. Lighting/video designer for ChameckiLerner Dance Company (Costumes by God, Visible Content, Hidden Forms, I Mutantes Seras and Por Favor, Não Me Deixe), performed in the United States and Brazil. Lap has received multiple Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards and a “Drammy” for Best Lighting. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and New York University.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Mlima's Tale Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall 04/15/2018 Lighting Designer
2 An Ordinary Muslim New York Theatre Workshop 02/26/2018 Lighting Designer
3 Describe the Night Linda Gross Theater 12/05/2017 Lighting Designer
4 Oedipus El Rey Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 10/24/2017 Lighting Designer
5 The Wolves The Duke on 42nd Street 09/11/2016 Lighting Designer
6 The Body of an American Cherry Lane Theatre 02/23/2016 Lighting Designer
7 Lost Girls Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/09/2015 Lighting Designer
8 Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 10/28/2014 Lighting Designer
9 Appropriate Pershing Square Signature Center-The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 03/16/2014 Lighting Designer
10 Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall 03/14/2014 Lighting Designer
11 Small Engine Repair Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/20/2013 Lighting Designer
12 stop. reset. Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 09/08/2013 Lighting Designer
13 Emotional Creature Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 11/12/2012 Lighting Designer
14 An Early History of Fire Acorn Theater 04/30/2012 Lighting Designer
15 Wildflower McGinn-Cazale Theatre 07/27/2009 Lighting Designer
16 The Good Negro Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 03/16/2009 Lighting Designer
17 Love's Fowl New York Theatre Workshop 06/09/1998 Lighting Designer
18 Shopping and Fucking New York Theatre Workshop 03/17/1998 Lighting Designer
Award Production Function
11 WON 2018 Obie Award, Design    
2 NOMINATED 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Mlima's Tale Lighting Designer
3 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design The Good Negro Lighting Designer

1Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design.