Will Elphingstone, originally from Dallas, TX, is a lighting designer for live performance, and a recent graduate from Rutgers University; Mason Gross School of the Arts with a BFA in lighting design. Recent credits include Maytag Virgin (Theatre Three); Designing Women (Arkansas Rep); The Great 30 (Bombshell Dance Company); The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Shady Acres, Measure for Measure (Rutgers Theater Company). He is also the associate lighting designer and moving light programmer for the Drone Racing League. Away from the tech table, Will is an avid photographer interested in capturing the light in the world around us.
Harrison Freni is a lighting and video programmer and designer based out of New York City, NY. He enjoys working on productions of all genres, but is especially interested in lighting and media for concerts, theatre, dance, and opera. By blending his interests in digital media, technology, and live entertainment, he enhances a production’s visual storytelling through the use of light and media.
He’d love to work with you on your next project!
Check out more of his pre-visualization and creative direction work at Infinitus Lux!
I’m Ashley M. Frye (she/her), a multi-disciplinary theater artist currently based in Houston, TX. Since I was very young, theatre has been my calling, and has provided a vehicle through which I can express my artistry and impact audiences in deep and meaningful ways.
In no particular order – I specialize in lighting design, dramaturgy, stage management, and direction. I love having my hands in a myriad of design elements and I use my knowledge of other disciplines to inform my work in all my vocations.
With a strong background in lighting design, I strive to incorporate ideas of light and shadow into the foundations of all my theatrical work, and to bring my unique skill set into new projects so that I may be a helpful asset to any creative team.
Ashley Houck is a recent graduate from Mason Gross School of the Arts receiving her BFA under the tutelage of Don Holder. During her time in school she designed many shows, most recently Joan of Arc for the Rutgers Theater Company. She had the privilege to also study at Shakespeare’s Globe in London where she was trained under scenographer Michael Pavelka during one of her Fall semesters. Ashley Houck is a lighting designer who was born and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey. Design credits include: Vinegar Tom and The Other Shore. Assistant design credits include: Private Lives for Dorset Theater Company and The Rehearsal for Rutgers Theater Company.
Colleen’s love of lighting design is rooted in the power of storytelling and its ability to change the world. The lighting design of a show creates the air that characters breathe–the audience breathes that same air and is pulled into the world of the play.
Colleen is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, and has a double BFA in Lighting Design and Musical Theatre from Florida Southern College. She has worked on musicals, plays, opera and theatre for young audiences. Prior to her time at Rutgers she lit multiple productions for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and worked as their Assistant Master Electrician. Colleen is grateful to receive her MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and is excited to continue her journey as a theatre maker.
Cat J. Cusick is a lighting designer who graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University under the tutelage of Don Holder. She studied scenography under Micheal Pavelka at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Her credits include Faust, Ten Blocks on the Camino Real and the MGSA Dance and Colab Showcase. Assisting credits include Moi Meduse, Henry IV Part I & II, An Octoroon, Heel and (Hera)kles with Rutgers Theatre Company.