Department of Theatre and Film

Stephen Sakowski

Associate Professor of Lighting and Sound Design

Stephen Sakowski, Lighting Design at The University of Toledo

Stephen Sakowski received his M.F.A. in Theatre, Lighting Design from The University of California, San Diego, and his B.F.A. in Theatre Design & Technology from Otterbein University. Stephen is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Stephen joined the faculty at The University of Toledo’s Department of Theatre and Film in 2015. At UToledo, he teaches courses in Lighting Design, Sound Design, Fundamentals of Design and Theatre Technology. Stephen is also a freelance theatre artist and designer.

Stephen’s recent Lighting Design Credits

All Quiet on the Western Front (Red Tape Theatre – Chicago- Jeff Award : Best Lighting Design), The Flick, The Jungle, Into the Woods, The Pillowman, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Tempest, Proof, Arcadia, The Internationalist, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Imaginary Invalid, Little Shop of Horrors, The Laramie Project, Henry V (UToledo), Eurydice (Guest Artist: University of Findlay), Big Fish, (Guest Artist: Otterbein University) The Odd Couple, Working The Musical, Annie, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Hairspray!, Les Misérables, To Kill a Mockingbird, Smokey Joe’s Café, Hot Mikado, The Sound of Music, Romeo + Juliet, All Shook Up, Chaps!, Pride & Prejudice, (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre), Jester’s Dead (The Outfit), Hamlet (The Gallery Players), Waiting for Godot (X Repertory Theatre), Hoover Comes Alive!, The Night Watcher (La Jolla Playhouse).

Stephen also works as the Design Associate for Otis Howard Designs Inc. Select credits include: Lighting Director or Associate Lighting Designer for The Mo’Nique Show on BET, The BET Upfront, BET Town Hall, BET Spring Bling, The Celebration of Gospel, Bobby Jones’ Gospel, Joyful Noise, Sunday’s Best, Pay it Off, The Soul Train Awards, Black Girls Rock, The Triumph Awards, The 2018&2019 NBA Draft Lottery, The 2016-2019 NBA Drafts, and The 2012-2020 NBA All Star Game Half Time Shows. 

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Last Updated: 9/3/20