Bryan Caldwell

Lighting Designer

Bryan spent 3 years at Mercury Theatre as a Technician and Lighting Designer before pursuing a freelance lighting design career.

He has designed for Inside Out Theatre in mud and water, New Zealand Opera in Wellington and Auckland, PITCHBLACK at festivals and in nightclubs, and numerous productions for Watershed Theatre with whatever he could lay his hands on. Since 1988, he has collaborated with Designer Tracy Collins. Their credits include ALICE IN WONDERLAND, STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION and installations at Artspace, 2001 marks Bryan's 13th year as one of New Zealand's foremost Lighting Designers. He has designed the lighting for numerous productions for Auckland Theatre Company including JULIUS CAESER, 12 ANGRY MEN, ART, WIT, THE GOD BOY, SERIAL KILLERS and THE BLUE ROOM.

Memorable projects for Bryan include lighting THIS IS IT! Auckland Millenial Celebrations, the Louis Vuitton Cup Ball at the Civic Theatre and learning to design in French for the Paris Fashion week (spring/summer 2000).

This year he has worked on the launch of the Auckland Festival, SO FAR, and is currently creating and designing the opera event VIVA VERDI for New Zealand Opera with Tracy Collins.