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Elizabeth Harper

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design


Elizabeth Harper is an assistant professor of lighting design at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and a Los Angeles-based lighting designer. She has designed numerous world premieres, including Between Two Knees by The 1491s, Julia Cho’s Office Hour, Michael Mitnick’s Mysterious Circumstances and Shelia Callaghan’s Woman Laughing Alone with Salad, along with new works by Eliza Clark, Lucy Alibar, Kemp Powers, Kimber Lee, Gregory Moss and Jeffrey Hatcher.

Additional credits include designs for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, The Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and The Industry Opera Company.

Elizabeth has had the privilege of working and collaborating with world-class artists such as Phylicia Rashad, Teller (of Penn & Teller), Tony award winner Sarah Jones, Moby, Billy Porter, Kristen Chenoweth, Alfred Molina and Sandra Oh. Her work has been featured at events and immersive spaces for Microsoft, Ubisoft, Under Armour, Airbnb, Asics and Universal Studios.

Elizabeth received her MFA in Design from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.



MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts