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Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a lighting and video designer based in NYC and her designs have been seen in US cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Durham, Miami, and internationally at Havana, Prague, Lima and Edinburgh. She aims to create a visual environment that is organically integrated into the landscape and language of the production through heighten engagement.

Recent: Kamala Sankaram's Thumbprint at Prototype 2014, Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rogue, Matthew Paul Olmos’ So Go the Ghosts of Mexico Part One (2013 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominee for Lighting Design), Elizabeth Swados and Cecilia Rubino's From the Fire (winner of the 2011 MTM: UK Musical Theatre Awards for Best Musical, Best New Production and Best Music), Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant Returns in: The Mothership Landing (2012 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominee for Lighting Design), The Foundry's How Much is Enough, Mozart's Don Giovanni with Isabel Milenski, Aya Ogawa's Oph3lia and Journey to the Ocean (also a collaboration with Adhikaar and produced by The Foundry), The Civilians’ Paris Commune and In the Footprint, Erik Ehn's commemorative cycle Soulographie: Our Genocides, Sheila Callaghan's Roadkill Confidential (premiere production directed by Kip Fagan), Kara Lee Corthron's AliceGraceAnon and Torry Bend's The Paper Hat Game (2012 Indy Week Best Design). Jeanette was the recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program and is a lecturer with Stony Brook University.

Aside from lighting design, Jeanette is also a puppetry artist. Her puppetry production, Are They Edible? was present by La MaMa in November 2013 to sold-out houses. It was described as "bold and inventive" In addition, The Butcher Men was invited to the 2006 Prague Quadrennial and MILK was part of the Labapalooza 2007 (Puppet Lab) at St. Ann’s Warehouse. For her puppetry productions, Jeanette received support the Jim Henson Foundation, the Urban Artist Initiative/NYC Fellowship, Artist Trust’s GAP program, Queens Council on the Arts’ Queens Arts Fund, the Puppeteers of America Rose Endowment Fund, Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Stony Brook University.

Jeanette is a lecturer with Stony Brook University.

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew STAGE CREDITS

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Design
[Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Lighting Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Lighting Design[Replacement]
[Off-Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Lighting Design[Replacement]
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Lighting Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Projection Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Projection Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Scenic Designer

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ZOETROPE Comes to Abrons Arts Center in September

Following accolades in Los Angeles, Cuba, and throughout the Latine theater community, Abrons Arts Center is proud to present the New York premiere of Zoetrope, a celebrated work by the bilingual theatrical ensemble Caborca that tackles the painful effects of U.S. colonialism on the Puerto Rican diaspora through the stories of one family.

Cast and Creatives Set For Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre Society

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Pearl Cleage's Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard, directed by Seema Sueko (Silent Sky).

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Kicks Off The Repertory Theater Of St. Louis Season, September 5- 24

The Repertory Theater of St. Louis (The Rep) the leading regional performing arts theatre in the Midwest, kicks off its 2023/24 Season with The Lehman Trilogy, the 2022 Tony Award-winning Best Play by Stefano Massini, adapted to English by Ben Power, and directed by longtime American Conservatory Theater's Artistic Director Carey Perloff. The production runs from September 5 - 24, 2023 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Campus of Webster University. 

Video: KIMBERLY AKIMBO Celebrates Its Tony Victory With An Anagram!

Kimberly Akimbo is the winner of the five 2023 Tony Awards including Best Musical. In their return to the stage following their Tony victory, the company celebrated with a very special anagram! See the video!

From The Winner's Circle: Tony-Winning KIMBERLY AKIMBO Producer LaChanze Hits The Press Room!

Tony-winning actress LaChanze became a Tony-winning producer with this year's Best Musical, Kimberly Akimbo! In her visit to the press room, LaChanze discussed looking ahead to her next project, Here Lies Love, and the secret producing project she has in the works!

KIMBERLY AKIMBO Wins 2023 Tony Award for Best Musical

Kimberly Akimbo has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Musical.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO Writing Team Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire To Hold Script Signing Event At The Drama Book Shop

Drama Book Shop will host a signing event for the published script of KIMBERLY AKIMBO on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30pm. Tony Award nominees Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire will kick off the event with a Q&A moderated by a Drama Book staff member and will sign scripts for event attendees.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO Original Broadway Cast Recording is Released on CD Today

The Kimberly Akimbo Original Broadway Cast Recording is available on CD Friday, May 19. Learn more about how to purchase the album here!

Video: First Look at 'Somewhere Out There' From AN AMERICAN TAIL THE MUSICAL World Premiere

Get a first look at 'Somewhere Out There' from the world premiere of An American Tail The Musical.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO To Host Broadway Debuts of New York City Public High School Students

Beginning tonight, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, in partnership with the New York City Public Schools Theater Program, will host three New York City public high school show choirs as they make their Broadway debuts on stage at the Booth Theater.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO Launches The Great Adventure Grants

Recipient of eight Tony Award nominations including BEST MUSICAL, the critically-acclaimed new musical KIMBERLY AKIMBO will launch the Great Adventure Grants, a unique initiative that will fund three local high school musical theater productions next year, helping defray licensing, production, and other costs associated with each school's upcoming musical.

Video: Kiko Laureano and Director Taibi Magar Discuss AN AMERICAN TAIL THE MUSICAL on Fox 9

Watch Obie Award-winner Taibi Magar (Director) and Kiko Laureano ('Bridget') discuss the world premiere of An American Tail the Musical at Children's Theatre Company on Fox 9.

Video: AN AMERICAN TAIL THE MUSICAL Composer Itamar Moses Stops By Fox 9

Itamar Moses, the composer of the highly-anticipated musical adaptation An American Tail the Musical, stopped by Fox 9 today to discuss the world premiere production currently playing at Children's Theatre Company. See video of his interview below!

Joshua David Robinson, Steven Skybell, Firdous Bamji & Joe LaRocca to Star in THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at The Huntington

The Huntington has announced the cast and creative team of The Lehman Trilogy, the 2022 Tony Award-winning Best Play by Stefano Massini, adapted to English by Ben Power, and directed by longtime ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SHADOW/LAND at The Public Theater

Check out photos from opening night of The Public Theater’s world premiere staging of shadow/land!

Review Roundup: SHADOW/LAND Opens At The Public Theater

The world premiere staging of shadow/land by Erika Dickerson-Despenza opens tonight at The Public Theater. Read the reviews!

SHADOW/LAND Extends Through Late May at The Public Theater

The world premiere staging of shadow/land by Erika Dickerson-Despenza has been extended at The Public Theater through Sunday, May 28.

SHADOW/LAND World Premiere to Begin Performances at The Public Theater Next Week

The Public Theater will begin performances for the staged world premiere play shadow/land written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lilly Award winner Candis C. Jones. See how to purchase tickets!

Video: First Look At The World Premiere Of AN AMERICAN TAIL THE MUSICAL

Children's Theatre Company presents the highly-anticipated World Premiere An American Tail the Musical. With a book and lyrics by Tony Award -winning playwright Itamar Moses (The Bands Visit), and music & lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical, The Secret of My Success), the production will feature music supervision by Andrea Grody (The Band's Visit and Tootsie on Broadway). See video highlights from the production.


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