Mary Louise Geiger

NYU Tisch / Academic Director, Broadway Lighting Designer

Mary Louise Geiger is a New York based lighting designer with over 10 years of experience working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, dance, opera, special events, regional theatre, and touring productions. Mary Louise has received honors in lighting design from the Irne Awards 2013, Helen Hayes Awards 2012, Elliott Norton Awards 2012, Isadora Duncan Award Nomination 2011, Aduelco Award Nomination 2006, and many more.

Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include: The Constant Wife, Bauer, The Morini Strad, Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Buffalo Gal, Good Television, The New York Idea, Kindness, Blue Door, The Busy World is Hushed, Finn, Mabou Mines’ Dollhouse, Red Beads, Violet Fire, The Killing of Sister George, Beyond Therapy, Natural Affection, Lovers, Three Men on A Horse, Incident at Vichy, The Runner Stumbles, The Sea, Home, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Long Island Sound, Oslo Elsewhere, Jump/Cut, Oedipus at Palm Springs, Architecture of Loss, Afterbirth: Kathy and Mo’s Greatest Hits, Eight Days Backwards, The Mystery of Attraction, Julia Sweeney in the Family Way, Two Little Indians, Tongue of A Bird, and The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces.

ML Geiger’s performance lighting design work has been seen in numerous New York theatres and production houses, such as the Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, Primary Stages, the Atlantic Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Mabou Mines, BAM Next Wave Festival, TACT – Beckett Theatre, 59E59, Women’s Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage, Vineyard Theatre, Worth St. Theatre, Ars Nova Theatre, HERE Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Hopeful Monsters – LaMaMa, and others.

She has also designed ballet and other dance performance lighting stages for the Vail International Dance Festival, Fall for Dance NYC, San Francisco Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, The Wheeldon Company, Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia, the Clark Theatre, Lincoln Center, and more. Geiger received her training from Tufts University and her Masters in Fine Art from the Yale School of Drama. Geiger is now the Academic Director at NYU Tisch and an Arts Professor in Lighting Design.


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