Julie Seitel




Artist Statement

I use angle, color, intensity, texture, and movement of light to construct a framework for a story told onstage. Lighting design draws from and contributes to all of the things that fascinate me: physics, music, art, and the base human need to seek higher understanding of ourselves through the creation of story.

Artist Biography

Julie has designed lighting for more than a hundred productions off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway in New York City, at regional theaters around the country, and in academic environments while teaching. Based in New York City for most of her career, Julie recently relocated to the Berkshires and is now based in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Professional Organizations:

United Scenic Artists Local 829, New York, NY. Union member since 1998.

The Drama Dept., New York, NY. Company member since 2000.

IATSE Local 81, Norfolk, VA. Member 1994-1997.

Teaching Experience and Academic Positions:

Research Associate, Williams College Department of Theatre, Williamstown, MA, December 2007 to present.

Production Manager & Technical Supervisor, 62Center for Theatre & Dance, Williamstown, MA, December 2006 through December 2007.

Lecturer in Theatre at Williams College, Williamstown, MA, fall 2003, winter 2005, and spring 2006.

Resident Lighting Designer and Lecturer in Theatre at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, September 2004 through December 2005.

Resident Lighting Designer at the Actors Studio Drama School Repertory, New York, NY, January 2000 through May 2003.


Contact Information

Mailing Address

  • 243 Union Street #309
    North Adams, MA 01247

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