Beverly Emmons

BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, dance, and opera in the United States and abroad. Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Jekyll & Hyde, The Heiress, Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, and The Elephant Man. Her lighting of Amadeus won a Tony award. She has worked at the John F. Kennedy Center, the Guthrie, Arena Stage, and the Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis. Off Broadway, she lit Vagina Monologues and worked for Joseph Chaikin and Meredith Monk; for Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach and The Civil Wars, Part V. Her designs for dance include works by Martha Graham, Trisha Brown, Alvin Ailey, and Merce Cunningham. She has been awarded seven Tony nominations, the 1976 Lumen award, 1984 and 1986 Bessies, a 1980 Obie for Distinguished Lighting, and several Maharam/American Theater Wing design awards. SLC, 2011–

Undergraduate discipline: Dance
Graduate program: MFA Dance Program

Courses taught in Dance

Courses taught in MFA Dance Program

  • Lighting Design and Stagecraft for Dance
  • Lighting Design and Stagecraft for Dance

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