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Christopher Brusberg is a lighting designer who focuses on storytelling through the use of style and collaboration. Lighting should always amplify the conflict in drama by carving out space and emotion, creating unique and affective spaces for action to unfold. No sphere of design can exist without collaboration with others, and that conversation is a key to creating active multi-dimensional emotional spaces.

Christopher works in theater, opera, dance, and live events and is based in New York City & Boston. Christopher has worked on over 150 productions with the following companies over the past 12 years as a freelance lighting designer: BandPortier (NYC), Dance Place (DC), Cherry Arts (Ithaca, NY), Annapolis Opera, Lawson Dance Theater (Chicago), Imagination Stage (DC), Wolftrap Opera/NOI, New Rep Theater (Boston), Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Actor Shakespeare Project (Boston), Company One (Boston), Boston Midsummer Opera, ART Institute, Caborca w/ART, Boston Opera Collaborative, Guerilla Opera (Boston), Gotham Early Music Scene (NYC), Northeastern University (Boston), Cal Lutheran University (CA), and Vassar College (NY). Chris has assisted on productions working with Studio Theater Company (DC), One Year Lease (NYC), Opera Boston, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and Huntington Theater Company.

In addition to his design work, Christopher spent seven seasons as the Director of Production with Des Moines Metro Opera, where he started the Des Moines Metro Opera Design and Production Internship Program in addition to his duties of producing four productions of opera every summer. 

Christopher Brusberg has his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, studying under Brian MacDevitt. His thesis explores the use of a designer's visual identity to reclaim a sense of shared humanity. At the University of Maryland, his passion for teaching expanded as he served as the undergraduate mentor for uMoves, an undergraduate choreographed and designed showcase, and taught several classes during his three years at UMD. He also has his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lighting Designer from Boston University, where he studied under Mark Stanley.


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