Alan C. Edwards

Since receiving his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 2011, ALAN C. EDWARDS has had great opportunities to design for a diverse selection of theatre companies including The Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Dallas Theatre Center, where in 2015, he designed lighting for the world premier musical Stagger Lee, written by Will Power & Justin Ellington. For the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Alan has become a regular, designing their Uptown Shakespeare in the Park (Macbeth, The Tempest) and their world premier Harlem-based Christmas musical The First Noel, in association with The Apollo Theatre. At the National Black Theatre Alan has had the pleasure of designing premiers of Kill Move Paradise, Nikkole Salters’ Carnaval, and Chisa Hutchinson’s Dead & Breathing, among other projects. A special collaboration between CTH and NBT bred a production of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman which led to Alan’s nomination for the Audelco Award for Lighting Design in 2014. In dance, he has collaborated with choreographers Jessica Chen and Jeremy McQueen on numerous occasions.

Selected theatre, dance & opera credits include: The Tempest – Public Works (Dallas Theatre Center), We Are Proud To Present… (The Guthrie), Twisted Melodies (Centerstage Baltimore), Henry 4 pt. 2, Fingersmith (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Mountaintop (Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center), Constellations, Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Group), The Black Iris, Madiba (Jeremy McQueen), Maria de Buenos Aires (Mill City Opera), Carmen (Tri-Cities Opera), Acis & Galatea (Madison Opera), A Delicate Balance and The Piano Lesson (Yale Repertory Theatre). He received the Audelco Award for Best Lighting Design in 2016 for Macbeth.

Alan has also had the pleasure of teaching various courses in theatrical design at the University of New Haven, Desales University, and Adelphi University. In the spring of 2016, he began teaching at Yale School of Drama.