Timothy Cryan

Undergraduate Discipline


MFA, NYU Tisch Design. As a New York-based lighting designer specializing in dance and theatre, whose work has been seen in the United States and Europe, Cryan has had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of artists, including: the Berkshire Fringe, BodyStories Teresa Fellion Dance, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Caborca Theatre Company, Danspace Project, Delirious Dances, Fiasco Theatre Company, Fusionworks Dance Company, Erwin Maas, the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, and Netta Yerushalmy. He has toured as a lighting supervisor for the Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group and Bridgeman Packer Dance. Cryan has taught classes on design and collaboration at Hunter College, Providence College, the Dalton School, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and LIU Brooklyn. SLC, 2023–

Previous Courses


Lighting Design I

Open, Component—Year

This course will introduce the student to the basic elements of stage lighting, including tools and equipment, color theory, reading scripts for design elements, operation of lighting consoles and construction of lighting cues, and basic elements of lighting drawings and schedules. Students will be offered hands-on experience in hanging and focusing lighting instruments and will be invited to attend technical rehearsals. Students will have opportunities to design productions and to assist other designers as a way of developing a greater understanding of the design process.


Lighting Design II

Intermediate, Component—Year

Prerequisite: Lighting Design I or permission of the instructor

This course will build on the basics introduced in Lighting Design I in order to help develop the students’ abilities in designing complex productions. The course will focus primarily on CAD and other computer programs related to lighting design, script analysis, advanced console operation, and communication with directors and other designers. Students will be expected to design actual productions and in-class projects for evaluation and discussion and will be offered the opportunity to increase their experience in design by assisting Mr. MacPherson and others, when possible.