Calvin Anderson (he/him/they/them) is a lighting and projection designer. They have a strong pull towards the devised, the radical and the risky, while leaning towards projects with heart and trust. Favorite projects range from dance and theater to live music, opera, cabaret and drag.
Career highlights include designing The Method Gun (Wesleyan University), Late Night Snacks 2019 (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia) Oscar at the Crown (The Neon Coven/ NYC), Orchid Receipt Service (Mirror/Fire Productions/ NYC), Old Man and the Sea (Pittsburgh Playhouse, PA) and Flipzoids (Generator Theater/ Alaska). Calvin was the Lighting Director for Ailey II, and Production Manager for Do You Want a Cookie? (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia). He is the resident lighting & projection designer/ production manager for FJK Dance in New York and has had the joy of touring the world over with various projects.
Calvin has taught at The University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University (CT) and University of the Arts (PA). He has also had the privilege to teach various workshops on lighting and projections around the globe. They are also a mentor and proud member of Wingspace Design Collective’s Mentorship Committee, USITT Gateway Program and United Scenic Artists Local 829. MFA UConn. #blacklivesmatter.