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.