Dawn Chiang designed the lighting on Broadway for “Zoot Suit”, was co-designer for “Tango Pasion”, and associate lighting designer for “Show Boat”, “The Life” and the original Broadway production of “La Cage Aux Folles”.
Dawn was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera. She worked on the concert tours of Paul Anka, The Carpenters, Diana Ross, and Loggins and Messina.
She has designed the lighting at numerous regional theaters including Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum.
Dawn has earned two Drama-Logue Critics’ Awards, two Lighting Designer of the Year Awards (Syracuse Area Live Theatre), and nominations for the San Francisco Drama Critics’ Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the Hewes Design Award from American Theatre Wing.
She served on the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for professional non-profit American theatres, and is a mentor for the Theater Development Fund’s “Open Doors” outreach program.
Dawn is a senior consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, where she served as project manager for two of the largest water based permanent shows — “House of Dancing Water” in Macau and the Han Theatre in central China.