The See Lighting Foundation

The See Lighting Foundation is a fundraiser for immigrant theater artists financially impacted by COVID-19.

Confronted with the lack of resources for low-income immigrant theater artists, this fundraiser was started to give immediate relief to those in need.

Jelena Antanasijević

Jelena Antanasijević is a New York City-based costume designer, and maker. Jelena has designed costumes for over thirty film, TV and live productions including theater, opera, and art performances in New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and her native Serbia.

Valeria A. Avina

MFA from The University of Iowa, and a BA from Graceland University. She is a Certified Assistant teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Proud member of the Saudade Theatre Company, Intar UNIT52, BBR Productions, The Dramatist Guild, NALIP and El Colectivo LGBTTTIQ from Durango, Mexico. She is well known for her solo work: The Wound of a Nation, Magic Tape and Honduras by Sarah Farrington. She recently released a short film called Patterns, an official selection of the Inwood Quarantine Short Film Festival and Alt Film Festival in Toronto 2020.

Stephanie Bahniuk

Stephanie is a set and costume designer originally from Edmonton, Canada. She recently graduated from Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Design. Stephanie recently designed costumes for Manahatta at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Reza Behjat

Reza is a freelance lighting designer who begun his career in Iran where he worked with some of the most prominent directors for several years. In the US, his works have been shown on off-Broadway and regional theaters across the country. Reza resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Stefania Bulbarella

Stefania Bulbarella is an Argentine Theater Director and Projection Designer. Her work was seen in 1MOVE: DES19NED BY…, Corkscrew, Global Forms Theatre Festival, BRIC, The Tank, The Burrows Theatre, LATEA, amongst others. Stefania has worked extensively as an associate and programmer with the most talented theater makers and recognized venues in NYC.

Benita de Wit

Benita de Wit is a New York-based Australian director of theater and multidisciplinary performance. She is the Associate Director for Bat Out of Hell and recently directed the premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s Slaughterhouse.

Alexandra Vásquez Dheming

Alex is a Lighting Designer from El Salvador in NYC. She is most known for her dance lighting. Her theater, film, and art installation work has been seen throughout the US, Spain (Guggenheim Bilbao), and France (Cannes Short Film Corner).

Edurne Fernandez

Edurne Fernandez is a costume designer from Mexico City known for her work in stage and film. MFA graduate from California Institute of the Arts, Edurne’s credits include: Distroller El Miusikul, Welcome Back, The Spectacular Society and Clarity.

Maureen Freedman

I design stories that humanize and dignify those to whom they belong. Born in South-Africa, raised in Israel, with pit stops in the UK and Australia, I am now in New York bringing calm to chaos crafting characters and spaces.

Danilo Gambini

Danilo Gambini is a New York-based director. Directing credits: The Tempest, Bakkhai, Rock Egg Spoon. Musicals: Fun Home, TOMMY. Opera: Don Giovanni, Ariadne Auf Naxos, Eugene Onegin. Directing Fellow Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Roundabout Directors Group 20/21. M.F.A: Yale School of Drama.

Isabella Gomez Giron

I am Shareaf Fleming, a student who’s a son, husband, father, brother and uncle. I have grown, changed and matured and would love more opportunity to show the world that.

Sohrab Haghverdi

Sohrab Haghverdi is a writer and actor from Tehran, Iran. He came to the States in 2014 and began his artistic journey in Colorado. He is now based in Philadelphia and is a semester away from receiving his MFA from Pig Iron School in Devised Performance.

Zoë Hurwitz

Zoë is a Set Designer for stage and film based in London and New York. Originally from the UK, she trained in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art (University of the Arts London) and has since worked in Theater, Film and TV. Selected design credits include: Associate Designer on Caroline or Change (Studio 54), Marie Antoinette (Brown Trinity), The Hope Hypothesis (Voyage Theater Company at the Sheen Center), Assisted Living (web series), Sing, Goddess (Here Arts), Tomorrow Will Take Care Of Itself (NYU/Tisch). Zoë is a winner of The Linbury Prize for Stage Design UK 2019. MFA-NYU

Edwin Joseph

Edwin Joseph is a New York based actor and singer, originally from Delhi, India. Selected credits include: Theater: Beauty and the Beast (India National Tour), How to Relearn Yourself (Yale Cabaret), Coriolanus (Shakespeare Society, Delhi). Opera: ¡Figaro! (90210) (Chautauqua Opera), Die Feen (Glimmerglass Festival), Florencia en el Amazonas (Yale Opera). Edwin was the voice of “Ernesto de la Cruz” in the Hindi language dub of Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Edwin holds an M.M. in Opera Performance from Yale School of Music and B.A. (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Minjoo Kim

Minjoo Kim is a lighting designer who is on a never-ending quest of understanding the fascinating facets of light. Her lighting design credits include The Great Leap (Cygnet Theatre), Sensoria (New Renaissance Performing Art Company), Quiet No More (San Diego Women's Chorus), Qulili (The Blind Spot), IDEAS-Cetacea (Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall), Crimson Girl (Dongsoong Art Center), Die or Not (Seoul Art Space Mullae), Mask on/off (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre).

Yi-Chien Lee

Yi-Chien is a South California-based set designer originally born and raised in Taiwan. She has been working with local leading theater and film productions after receiving her MFA Scenic Design in UC San Diego.

Doireann Mac Mahon

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Doireann trained as a violinist growing up before taking the jump sideways into acting. She pursued a BA in Drama and Theater Studies in Trinity College Dublin before completing an MFA in Acting at the Yale School of Drama. IG: @doirthelaugh

Omar Madkour

Omar Madkour is a lighting designer for live performance from Cairo, Egypt. His designs were presented in Egypt, the United States and across multiple European festivals.

Melanie May

Born and raised in Colombia, Melanie May is a Scenic Designer and Art Director working between New York and Bogotá. She pursues the creation of rich and compelling universes through visual storytelling.

Andrew Moerdyk

Andrew Moerdyk is a South African scenic and costume designer based in Brooklyn. He has an MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and an M.Arch [prof] from the University of Cape Town.

Yee Eun Nam

Yee Eun Nam is an award winning set and video designer for opera, theater and any form of live performance. Recent regional credits include: Legacy Land (Kansas City Rep), Augergine (South Coast Rep), Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Geffen Playhouse), Sweat (Mark Taper Forum), Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse).

Rodrigo Muñoz

Rodrigo Muñoz is a New York-based costume designer originally from Mexico City. Recent credits: Jazz Singer (Dir. Joshua William Gelb) Jump (Dir. Arpita Mukherjee) Hamlet (Dir. Mark Wing Davey) and Animal Farm (Dir. Scott Illingworth). He recently earned an MFA in Costume Design from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

Jiajing Qi

A native of Hangzhou, China, Jiajing Qi is a lighting designer for theater, events and broadcasting. Jiajing is working with Lighting Design Group in addition to theatrical lighting which garnered him national awards and nominations.

Johanna Pan

Johanna is a Costume and sometimes Scenic Designer for theater, film, dance, opera, and a visual artist and jewelry designer. Born and raised in Singapore, she is currently based in New York City. She first discovered theatrical design when competing in the creative thinking competition Odyssey of the Mind in Secondary 3 (9th Grade) and has never looked back.

Riw Rakkulchon

Selected Credits: Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theatre), Cymbeline (The Public Theater) The Waiting Game (59E59); Free and Proud (Edinburgh Fringe); Antony + Cleopatra (Yale Summer Cabaret); Loose Canon (Fringe Encore NYC 2015); and Far From Canterbury (FringeNYC). He assisted designers such as Riccardo Hernandez, Wilson Chin, Jason Ardizzone-West and Walt Spangler on productions at The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and Berkeley Rep, among others. He holds a BFA from Ithaca College, and MFA from Yale School of Drama. @riwrdesign

Alexander Ridgers

Alexander is a lighting designer based in Chicago originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Alexander received his MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University and has been designing, assisting and teaching in large and small spaces nationally and internationally.

Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh

Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh is a scenic and production designer based in New York City. Her love of listening to stories as a kid has grown into a passion for visual storytelling. Her approach to design is always from the heart of hers and that of the characters.

Yijun Yang

Yijun Yang, a set designer based in New York City, originally from China. She has an MFA in Scenic Design from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama. Her design credits: Big Green Theatre, The Movie, (two films that co-produced by Bushwick Starr and Superhero Clubhouse), Stupid F**king Bird (The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute), Detroit ’67 (Philip Chosky Theater, CMU).

Salma S. Zohdi

Salma S. Zohdi is an Egyptian Dramaturg based in New York. Highlights of her U.S. theater credits: The Mecca Tales, The Yacoubian Building, Mix & Match, Operating Systems, The Conversationalists, Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World, and Global Forms Theater Festival (GFTF).

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