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Elizabeth Harper is a Los Angeles-based lighting designer. She's designed numerous world premieres including Julia Cho’s Office Hour, Gregory Moss’ Reunion, and Shelia Callaghan’s Woman Laughing Alone with Salad, along with new works by Eliza Clark, Lucy Alibar, Kemp Powers, Kimber Lee, Michael Mitnick, and Jeffrey Hatcher.

Additional credits include designs for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and The Industry Opera Company.

Elizabeth has had the privilege of working and collaborating with world-class artists such as Phylicia Rashad, Teller (of Penn & Teller), Tony award winner Sarah Jones, Billy Porter, Kristen Chenoweth, Alfred Molina, and Sandra Oh. Her work has been featured at events and immersive spaces for Microsoft, Ubisoft, Under Armour, AirBnB, Asics, and Universal Studios.

Upcoming world premiers include Between Two Knees by The 1491s directed by Eric Ting at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mysterious Circumstances by Michael Mitnick directed by Matt Shakman, and Invisible Tango, a new magic show from Helder Guimarães directed by Frank Marshall.

Elizabeth received her M.F.A. in Design from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and is currently a professor of lighting design at the University of Southern California.


Elizabeth also has a semi-secret life as a writer and expert on the art and theatre of ritual and folk-Catholicism. Her essays and photos have appeared in Slate, The LA Review of Books, Laphams’ Quarterly, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalogue for Like Life: Sculpture, Color and the Body. She’s lectured on the subject at universities and museums around the world.


Representation: 
Summit Entertainment Group
Ms. Russ Rosensweig
russ@summitdesigners.com
203 453 0188

Contact: 
elizabeth@eharperdesign.com
310 729 0082