2017: Pablo Santiago
Pablo Santiago is a lighting designer originally from Chiapas, México. Pablo found a home in Los Angeles while he worked in the film industry for 15 years before obtaining an MFA in Lighting Design from UCLA and transitioning into live stage design. Pablo integrates color theory into his designs and surprises collaborators with innovative plots. Pablo is particularly interested in projects that highlight social justice issues and experiment with time onstage. Pablo lights theater, opera, dance, and gallery work. His design in Premeditation was nominated for an Ovation Award in 2014 and he won a Stage Raw Award for Brother’s Size in 2015. Upcoming projects include the opera Breaking the Waves at the Perelman Theater for OperaPhila and Skirball Center in NYC, Destiny of Desire at South Coast Rep and Goodman Theatre in Chicago and Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper Forum.