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AWARDS

2018-2019 Ovation Award NominationWith Love and a Major Organ, The Theatre @ Boston Court

2017-2018 Drama Critics Circle Award NominationThe House in Scarsdale, The Theatre @ Boston Court

2017-2018 Ovation Award NominationLong Day’s Journey Into Night, The Geffen Playhouse

2017-2018 Ovation Award NominationThe House in Scarsdale, The Theatre @ Boston Court

2016-2017 Ovation Award WinnerGolden Dragon, The Theatre @ Boston Court

2016-2017 Ovation Award Nomination, Ameryka, Critical Mass

2013-2014 Ovation Award Nomination, Play Dead, The Geffen Playhouse

2013-2014 Ovation Award Nomination, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court

2012-2013 LA Weekly Award Winner, House of Gold, Ensemble Studio Theatre, LA

2011-2012 Ovation Award Nomination, Good People, The Geffen Playhouse

2010-2011 NAACP Award NominationA Raisin in the Sun, The Kirk Douglas Theatre

2010-2011 Ovation Award Nomination, A Raisin in the Sun, The Kirk Douglas Theatre

2009-2010 Ovation Award Nomination, The Twentieth-Century Way, The Theatre @ Boston Court

Emerge, An Exhibit of Emerging American Designers, USITT 2011 Prague, Selected Participant


Reviews

 

"The play — staged with simple effectiveness on a bare-bones academic set by Takeshi Kata and Se Oh that's lyrically lifted by Elizabeth Harper's lighting — employs a strategy that nearly gave me a heart attack the first time around." 

Charles McNulty, LA Times, Office Hour
 

"Breathtaking lighting by Elizabeth Harper"

Margaret Gray, LA Times, Grapes of Wrath
 

"People talk idly about designs serving a play, but the sculpted environment is genuinely a central participant here. Craig Siebels' narrow little boxes for act one's Southie locations are brightly lit by Elizabeth Harper to reveal the pulse of life within, whereas act two presents a wide expanse of glittering manse in which shadows hint at ugly secrets."

Bob Verini, Variety, Good People
 

"[The show put] most rock and electronic bands with firm set lists, little room for improvisation, and no bitchin’ light shows to shame. I was promised strobes and fog machines to simulate a beheading, and it was bequeathed unto me. God, if only The Pajama Game had featured a scene of Doris Day’s severed head dangling on the factory floor as a warning to the labor union."

A. Wolfe, Vice Magazine, The Last Days of Mary Stuart
 

"Elizabeth Harper's lighting design is haunting."

Tom Titus, LA Times, Little Black Shadows
 

"The stellar ensemble shines in a production enriched by lighting designer Elizabeth Harper and scenic designer Michael Ganio, whose hauntingly lit tenement towers loom over the Younger household like the crushing weight of history itself."

Bill Raden, LA Weekly, A Raisin in the Sun
 

"Scenic designer Michael Ganio and lighting designer Elizabeth Harper perfectly capture the oppressive nature of the cramped Younger home."

Lee Spindle, Backstage, A Raisin in the Sun
 

"From the brilliant lighting and precise costumes, to the perfectly subtle sound design, this production is the pinnacle of what what makes theatre, and the live experience, great."

Taren James, KPFK, The Twentieth-Century Way