I chat about seeking creative routine, being a "rehearsal-forward designer", and balancing light and dark with Isabella Byrd (she/her).

Isabella is a lighting designer based in Brooklyn, New York.

She was recently awarded an Obie for her design of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at New York Theatre Workshop. (Check out the current / news page for the latest highlights.) Her design collaborations have been presented in New York City and regionally across the United States.  With a special interest in developing new works, her process pivots/activates/blooms around design dramaturgy, musical movement, and color composition. Her work favors architectural impulses and shadow play.

Isabella was a Design Editor and creative producer at Chance Magazine.  Aside from curating content for the magazine, she was invited to lead a symposium and seminar at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial, exploring the fertile encounter of photography, theatrical design, and thought artifacts.

Isabella was the Creative Producer for 13Playwright's archival website www.13p.org. In 2012, the Obie Award-winning downtown collective completed their producing mission and 'imploded' into the interactive time capsule.

Isabella is a proud member of USA-829, and interested in expanding her creative interactions to redefine the theatrical bubble. Do not hesitate: say hello.

Host: Emily Stamets (she/her, @theemilystamets)
Original music: Jaclyn S. O'Connor
Graphics: Tiffany Spence
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