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Elizabeth Harper

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design


Elizabeth Harper is a theatrical lighting designer whose work includes world premieres include Rattlesnake Kate by Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers and Karen Hartman, Little Black Shadows by Kemp Powers, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up by Academy Award Winner Lucy Alibar, Julia Cho’s Office Hour, Michael Mitnick’s Mysterious Circumstances and Between Two Knees by Indigenous sketch comedy group The 1491s. She has designed at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, Signature Theatre, The McCarter Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse. Her work has been featured at events and immersive spaces for HBO, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Under Armour, AirBnB, Asics and Universal Studios.

Recently her design for The Father starring Alfred Molina won a Drama Critic’s Circle award for best lighting design. She was assisted on the project by USC alum Brien Tien. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Invincible featuring the music of Pat Benatar.


MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts