Carl Wiemann Biography

Carl is a lighting designer working in theater, dance, opera, architecture, and television. Among other freelance affiliations, Carl was a designer in the 2011 Lincoln Center Directors Lab, he is resident lighting designer at Ed Iskandar's creative collective Exit, Pursued by a Bear, and he is lighting director for Chase Brock's concert dance company The Chase Brock Experience. Carl works among many lighting disciplines, and in 2009 founded Sense Lighting Design, a consulting design firm for architectural clients in the high-end retail, residential, institutional, hospitality, and public realms. His architectural experience dates to 2004, when he began a series of relationships with firms including Speirs+Major, Fisher Marantz Stone, and Focus Lighting. He was recently appointed the Board of Directors of the Designers' Lighting Forum of New York.

Selected New York credits: as designer, Arok of Java, King Lear, Lesser Mercies, These Seven Sicknesses and Restoration Comedy dir. Ed Iskandar (Exit, Pursued by a Bear); Machinal dir. Jess Smith (Columbia Stages); "Quick and Dirties" Workshop Series dir. Nick Leavens (The Claque); Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream dir. Steve Stout (New York Neo-Classical Ensemble); My Life: Today (Rosie's Broadway Kids, for NYMF), amongst others. Regional: as designer, Carmen dir. Eric Einhorn (Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival); The Oresteia Project (Pittsburgh), Marisol (Pittsburgh), Brand dir. Ed Iskandar (Pittsburgh). Television: Geoff Russell Is A Total Douchebag dir. Kathleen Amshoff; It's On With Alexa Chung (MTV, assistant lighting designer); That Metal Show (VH1, assistant lighting designer).