Alan C. Edwards

Alan C. Edwards is a lighting designer whose work Off-Broadway includes the world premier of Harry Clarke at The Vineyard, for which he received a Lucille Lortel Award, the world premiere of Kill Move Paradise at the National Black Theatre which received a Drama Desk nomination, and Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror at the Signature Theatre which also received a Lucille Lortel nomination.

Regionally, he’s had the pleasure of designing three plays by Dominique Morisseau: Pipeline, Skeleton Crew (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and Detroit ’67 (Chautauqua Theatre Co.), Twisted Melodies, a new musical about Donny Hathaway at Center Stage Baltimore, and the new musical Lights Out: Nat King Cole at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, as well as its original premiere production at People’s Light & Theatre Co. in Malvern, PA.

Additional credits include The Hot Wing King by Katori Hall at Signature Theatre in New York, The New Englanders at Manhattan Theatre Club • Stage II, American Moor (Red Bull), Native Son (The Acting Company), productions of Dutchman, Antigone and Macbeth for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and a special collaboration between CTH and The Apollo Theatre in New York, the new musical The First Noel by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb. His work has been seen in many theatres including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Rep, Miami New Drama, Dallas Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Westport Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. On Broadway he was the associate to Jennifer Tipton on The Testament of Mary.

He received his B.F.A. from Ithaca College, and M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama where he is also on the lighting faculty. For more information, please visit