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Scott Bolman

Associate Lighting Design

Scott is a lighting designer and educator working in a diverse array of performance mediums, including theatre, dance, music and opera.

His work has been seen in venues throughout the world including the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Benaki Museum (Athens), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Guggenheim Museum NYC, German Republic Theater (Kazakhstan), Goodspeed Opera, Judson Church, Lincoln Center Festival, Melkweg (Amsterdam), Playmakers Repertory Company, Prototype Festival, Radialsystem V (Berlin), Segerstrom Concert Hall, Spreehalle (Berlin), Studio Theater and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

His work for dance includes designs for Shen Wei Dance Arts, Ate9 Dance Company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, David Dorfman, KTDance, Parijat Desai Dance Company, Atlas Dance and Aiko Kinoshita.

His long history of collaborations with Robert Wilson includes Der Sandmann (Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus), Zinnias (Peak Performances), The Odyssey (National Theater of Greece) and KOOL (Guggenheim NYC) as well as the exhibition The Hat Makes the Man at the Max Ernst Museum. (Brühl, Germany).

Scott is an Assistant Professor at California State University Fullerton and has served as an adjunct professor at Colorado College and Montclair State University, a teaching artist at the Brown-Trinity Rep Consortium, and a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Scott is a founding member of Wingspace Theatrical Design and a co-creator, with Burke Brown, of the Wingspace Mentorship Program, a free, one-year program designed to broaden access and disrupt barriers early-career designers encounter while trying to advance their careers in the performing arts

He is also a co-creator and co-producer of CSU Design Forum, a webinar series that brings together artists, educators and makers from across the country in order to share their experience and knowledge with the students of CSU and the greater community.

Scott is an avid hiker and backpacker and when not in the theater can often be found scaling his way up a mountain to enjoy the views from the top.