LAP CHI CHU
has designed lighting for Theater, Opera and Dance across the country. At the Evidence Room, Lap designed lighting for MARGO VEIL, PENTECOST, CRINGE, HARD TIMES and SHE STOOPS TO COMEDY (lights and set), and he designed the scenery for THE CHERRY ORCHARD. Recent works include Suzan-Lori Park’s new play, FATHER COMES HOME FROME THE WARS and Sarah DeLappe’s THE WOLVES. His awards have included the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, an Ovation award, multiple Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a “Drammy” for best lighting. He is on the lighting design faculty at California Institute of the Arts. His work has been seen all over the country in such theaters as New York Theatre Workshop, Public Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, The Kitchen, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Kirk Douglas Theater, South Coast Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, the McCarter Theater, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, San Jose Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Indiana Rep, and Intiman Theater. A former Resident Lighting Designer for Lincoln Center’s Juilliard Drama School, Lap has designed more than 20 productions. A regular collaborator and sets, lights, video designer with the dance company Chamecki/Lerner, he has designed the full-length pieces COSTUMES BY GOD, VISIBLE CONTENT, HIDDEN FORMS, I MUTANTES SERAS and PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME, which were presented in North and South America. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and NYU and is currently on the lighting design faculty at California Institute of the Arts.