Department of Theatre and Film

Stephen Sakowski, Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Stephen Sakowski, Lighting Design at The University of ToledoMFA in Theatre, Lighting Design, UC San Diego, BFA in Theatre Design & Technology, Otterbein University, United Scenic Artist 829

In addition to teaching at The University of Toledo, Stephen Sakowski is a freelance theatre artist and designer. Prior joining the UT faculty in 2015, he was on the faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he taught courses including Lighting & Sound Technology, Fundamentals of Design, Technical Drawing, Stage Management, Sound Design and Lighting Design.

Recent Lighting Design Credits

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Lie of the Mind, A Class Act, As You Like It, 9 to 5 the Musical, A Shayna Maidel, Promenade, Hello Again, (IWU) // Hot Mikado!, The Sound of Music, Romeo + Juliet, I am Woman, All Shook Up, Pride and Prejudice, Chaps! (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Resident Lighting Designer) // Jester's Dead (The Outfit) // Hamlet (The Gallery Players) // Waiting for Godot (X Repertory Theatre) // Manhattan Transfer and Suits & Ties/Capes (Times Square Arts Center) // Hoover Comes Alive!, The Night Watcher (World Premier, La Jolla Playhouse) // Twist (Diversionary Theatre) // Danton's Death (UC San Diego) // Shadows of Mercy (Malashock Dance) // Norman's Ark (The Ford Amphitheatre) // The Breakup Notebook (Diversionary Theatre) // The Near East, The Further Adventures of Suzanne and Monica (World Premier, UC San Diego) // Haymarket (The Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan) // HAMLET/machine (Blue Rose Theatre) // Hazard County (Wellfleet Harbor Actor Theatre) // The Beast With Two Backs (Specter Theatre Company) // 42nd Street Central Ohio Theatre Critics Award Best Design 2005-2006 (Guest Artist, Otterbein College).

Assistant and Associate Lighting Design Credits

Madam Butterfly (Dallas Opera) // Grease! (Non-Equity National Tour, Troika Entertainment) // Zayed & The Dream (Caracalla Theatre, The Kennedy Center & Royce Hall UCLA) // Bonnie & Clyde, The 39 Steps, Unusual Acts of Devotion, Tobacco Road, Third Story, The Adding Machine (La Jolla Playhouse) // Most Wanted (World Premier, La Jolla Playhouse) //Alphabetical Order, I Never Sang for my Father, Such Things Only Happen in Books, The Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Children of a Lesser God (Keen Company) // Knights of the Moon (Caracalla Theatre, The Kennedy Center) // Everything's Turning into Beautiful (The New Group) // The Breadwinner (Merrimack Repertory Theatre) // All My Sons (Two River Theatre) // Sin (A Cardinal Disposed) // Obie Award, Outstanding Production (The New Group) // The Bald Soprano and The Lesson (Atlantic Theatre)

Stephen also works as the Design Associate for Otis Howard Designs Inc. Through Otis Howard Designs he has served as the Lighting Director for The Mo'Nique Show on BET. The Lighting Designer for BET Upfront 2011& 2012, BET Town Hall 2011, BET Spring Bling 2010, El Grito 2010, VH1's The Hip Hop Honors' Gold Carpet. He has also served as the Associate Lighting Designer on The Celebration of Gospel 2008-2014, Bobby Jones' Gospel 2009-2014, Sunday's Best 2009-2014, Pay it Off, The Soul Train Awards 2009-2014, Black Girls Rock 2010 -2014, and The 2012, 2013, & 2014 NBA All Star Game Half Time Show. 

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Last Updated: 10/30/19