Position: Associate Professor, Theatre, Lighting Design
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 124
Employed Since: 2016
B.F.A., The Savannah College of Art and Design; M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
Fields of Expertise:
Lighting Design, Theatrical Design, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Art, Art History, Arts Administration
Andrew Carson is a nationally recognized award-winning lighting designer. He has designed in theatres throughout the United States. He has won the Suzi Bass Award for best lighting design of a play and the regional BroadwayWorld Award for best professional technical (lighting) design in Atlanta, he was recently awarded the Wilde Award for Best Lighting Design for “Mary Poppins.”
He was the lighting designer for the world premiere of the Grammy Award-winning choral group, Conspirare’s “Considering Matthew Shepard” to be presented on PBS and was the lighting designer for the Savannah Music Festival. Notable designs for the regional theatre include “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Moon Over Buffalo,” “The Spitfire Grill,” “Ghost the Musical,” “Rock of Ages,” “Mary Poppins,” “A Chorus Line,” the regional professional premiere of “American Idiot,” “Ordinary Days,” and his multiple award-winning production of “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” at the lauded Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Opera designs include “The Marriage of Figaro,” as well as the upcoming Opera America Competition.
The most successful and brilliant work a lighting designer can do is usually the least noticeable. — Jean Rosenthal
Andrew Carson received a substantial grant to present in the 2015 Prague Quadrennial (in Prague, Czech Republic) in a performance titled, “Horns.” During his time at Prague Quadrennial, he attended many symposia on theatrical design and technology, as well as international practices in pedagogy for theatrical design.