Bryan Caldwell

Lighting Design

Bryan's most recent lighting designs for Auckland Theatre Company were Cabaret and Horseplay. For Auckland Theatre Company Bryan has also lit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blackbird, The Pillowman, the musical Hair (Audience Award for Best Lighting Design), The Blue Room, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, Waiting For Godot, Stones In His Pockets, The God Boy, Wit (Audience Award for Best Lighting Design), Art, Cabaret, Death Of A Salesman, The Cripple Of Inishmaan, Closer, The Wind In The Willows, Vita And Virginia, Julius Caesar, Twelve Angry Men, Honour, Masterclass, All My Sons, Arcadia, Molly Sweeney and Uncle Vanya.

Bryan's play Breathing Space was workshopped for the 2013 ATC Next Stage play development program. Since 1987, Bryan has lit more than two hundred productions for NZ's top theatre and event companies, including NBR, NZ Opera, the Watershed Theatre, NZ Actors Company, the Mercury Theatre, and Inside Out Theatre. These include Sons Of Charlie Paora at the Royal Court Theatre in London, The Holy Sinner at the Wellington International Festival of the Arts 2006, and Black Grace's Amata for AK07. His event designs have been seen in New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong (the 150th Birthday Parties for Louis Vuitton), and in San Francisco, Sydney, and Paris (Inside Out Productions for Tourism NZ).

Bryan's work extends beyond the role of lighting designer. He was co-creator and co-designer of the opera event Viva Verdi! (OperaNZ), and co-produced and co-adapted Alice In Wonderland (Aotea Centre). He also co-created the installations Our Name Is Object and I Had A Thought (Artspace Auckland) and created the video installation Secret City Scape in downtown Auckland.

The lighting design for To Kill a Mockingbird is Bryan's first after returning from six years in the US researching the physiological stresses of weightlessness for Cornell University and NASA. He is currently Project Manager for the NASA-funded HI-SEAS planetary surface exploration analog where the behavioral performance of astronaut-like crews of six is studied during isolation for up to a year on the lava slopes of Mauna Loa, on the Big Island of Hawaii.