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Staff Positions
 Assistant Lighting DesignerThe Metropolitan Opera (2013-2016)John Froelich, Resident LD
      – Assisted guest and resident designers on over 20 operas each season, including at least 4 new productions
 Assistant Lighting DirectorNew York City Ballet (2009-2013)Mark Stanley, Resident LD
      – Maintained design for repertory of over 300 ballets; assisted on creation of new work; managed over 20 electricians
Lighting Design
 The Nutcracker (2017)
Inland Pacific BalletVictoria Koenig, Choreographer
 The Last Breakfast ClubRockwell Table & StageBradley Bredeweg, Director
 UMPO: Mean GurlzRockwell Table & StageTye Blue, Director
 The Nutcracker (2016)
Inland Pacific BalletVictoria Koenig, Choreographer
 UMPO: Home AloneRockwell Table & StageJohn Flynn, Director
 MemphisMusical Theatre WestEdgar Godineaux, Director
 UMPO: Hocus PocusRockwell Table & StageTye Blue, Director
 South by South Death: A Slasher MusicalNational SawdustKevin Laibson, Director
 Cruz: A Hamilton ParodyPeople’s Improv TheaterKevin Laibson, Director
 12 Angry Men New Players CompanyLouisa Louisi, Director
 Firemen Full Circle Theatre CompanyMichael McQuilken, Director
 The Odd Couple New Players CompanyJames M. O’Connell, Director
 A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline Fiddlehead Theatre CompanyTom Frey, Director
 Unaccustomed to My Name Full Circle Theatre CompanyKevin Laibson, Director
 Absurd Person Singular Bristol Riverside TheatreGus Kaikkonen, Director
 Doubt The Peterborough PlayersWarren Hammack, Director
 An Ideal Husband The Peterborough PlayersGus Kaikkonen, Director
 Stones in His Pockets The Peterborough PlayersGus Kaikkonen, Director
 Nobody Don’t Like Yogi The Peterborough PlayersHoward Millman, Director
 The Underpants The Peterborough PlayersGus Kaikkonen, Director
 The Heiress The Peterborough PlayersJonathan Bank, Director
 The Last 5 Years The Peterborough PlayersGus Kaikkonen, Director
 Visiting Mr. Green The Peterborough PlayersHoward Millman, Director
 You Can’t Take it With You T. Schreiber StudioPeter Jensen, Director
 Avenue X Dreamlight Theatre CompanyChip Klose, Director
 Embracing Freedom Ellis Island Immigration MuseumLinda Ames Key, Director
 Tuesdays with Morrie Arkansas Repertory TheatreDavid Grapes, Director
 The Great Russian Nutcracker The Moscow Ballet (US Tour)Anatoly Emelianov, Director
 The Mystery of Irma Vep!The Cape PlayhouseRussell Treyz, Director
Associate / Assistant Lighting Design
 The Pearl Fishers (Associate)LA OperaJennifer Schriever, LD
 A Funny Thing… (Associate)The Geffen PlayhouseMatthew Richards, LD
 Nickelodeon UpfrontsJazz at Lincoln CenterAlan Adelman, LD
 A Streetcar Named Desire (Opera)Carnegie HallAlan Adelman, LD
 Dr. Knock Mint Theater CompanyWilliam Armstrong, LD
 The Lady with All the Answers Cherry Lane TheatreNicole Pearce, LD
 Cloudless (Asst. Lighting Director)Susan Marshall & CompanyMark Lanks, Lighting Director
 A Christmas Carol (Associate)Dallas Theater CenterMatthew Richards, LD
 Starbucks Leadership ConferenceNew Orleans Convention CenterTom Sturge, LD
 The Misanthrope Dallas Theater CenterMatthew Richards, LD
 The Drunken City Playwrights HorizonsMatthew Richards, LD
 The Tempest Utah Shakespearean FestivalStephen Boulmetis, LD
 The Mousetrap Utah Shakespearean FestivalStephen Boulmetis, LD
 Go Diego Go Live! Live Nation (National Tour)Tom Sturge, LD
 Durango The Public TheaterPaul Whitaker, LD
 A Small Melodramatic Story LAByrinth Theater CompanyMatthew Richards, LD
 Durango Long Wharf TheatrePaul Whitaker, LD
 The Pillowman George Street PlayhousePaul Whitaker, LD
 The Pavilion Rattlestick Theatre CompanyMatthew Richards, LD
 36 ViewsHuntington Theatre CompanyChris Parry, LD
Education & Awards
 Boston University: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lighting Design, Cum Laude, May 2005
 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival: Barbizon Award for Lighting Design

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Eric Larson

Eric discovered his love for theater and lighting design in high school, where he had the benefit of an arts program that produced at least 10 fully realized shows every year. He continued to pursue this passion at Boston University, studying under Mark Stanley and Tom Sturge.

After earning a BFA in Lighting Design, Eric began his career in New York City, designing and assisting on plays, musicals, dance, opera, corporate events, as well as regional productions and national and international tours. He also honed his technical and drafting skills by taking on drafting projects for designers all over the country.

In 2009, Eric became Assistant Lighting Director for the New York City Ballet. He was an integral part of maintaining the lighting design for a repertory of over three hundred ballets, creating touring light plots and overseeing both domestic and international tours. He also assisted guest and resident designers on the creation of new works for the company, as well as regularly overseeing and managing a crew of over twenty electricians.

In 2013, Eric moved across Lincoln Center Plaza when he was recruited by The Metropolitan Opera as Staff Assistant Lighting Designer. There, he assisted guest and resident designers on over twenty operas produced in repertory (including at least four new productions) each season. Over his three seasons there, he also served as Assistant Lighting Designer on twenty-one live simulcasts to movie theaters on six continents through the Met’s Live in HD program. He also used his AutoCAD skills to write custom functions (using Autodesk’s proprietary scripting language, AutoLISP) for a variety of tasks specific to the Met’s needs, and remains a remote AutoCAD consultant for the company.

Eric is now based in Southern California and has returned to a varied freelance schedule. In his free time, Eric enjoys running marathons, drinking craft beer, and hiking with his wife and dog.

Eric is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.