Christina Watanabe - lighting designer
Christina Watanabe is a New York City based designer for theatre, dance, music, and events. Recent: I Will Look Forward To This Later (New Ohio), Mabel Madness and Unseamly (Urban Stages), Small World and Priceless (Penguin Rep), Se Llama Cristina (Intar), Gruesome Playground Injuries (FITR), Stealing Time (Gelsey Kirkland Ballet), Big Love and RENT (LIU), Les Miserables (Bristol Valley Theatre), Vanya…Spike and Tigers Be Still (Curtain Call Theatre). Academia: NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (The Tempest, Macbeth, Violet) and Yale Dramatic Association (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Other design work includes cabaret, events, and Ralph Lauren’s Madison Avenue windows. Touring: Shen Wei Dance Arts, Jonah Bokaer, and So Percussion. She also served as a lighting coordinator at Lincoln Center Festival (2013, 2015, 2016). Guest speaker: The League of Professional Theatre Women’s panel “A Discussion: Designers and Directors”. Christina bikes, drinks tea, and is left-handed.