Ryan McDonald

RyanRyan is an emerging lighting and production designer hailing from Brisbane and currently living, working, and studying in Sydney.

Ryan started his lighting design journey by volunteering at his local community theatre at the young age of 14 and fell in love with theatre. As well as working away at establishing a name as a Lighting Designer, Ryan is also a skilled Production Electrician and enjoys the challenges he faces while working in this capacity.

Ryan believes that lighting design is a powerful tool for any art form and works towards creating something that is not only visually appealing, stimulating, and unique, that also serves its purpose within the narrative of the piece.

NIDA Productions
Twelfth Night - Lighting Designer
Diploma of Musical Theatre Showcase 2019 - Lighting Designer
LOVE - Production Stage Manager
The Way of the World - Lighting Designer
The Removalists - Deputy Stage Manager
We Are Gods - Deputy Stage Manager
The Bacchae - Lighting Designer
In a Year with 13 Moons - Lighting Designer
De Profundis - Lighting Designer
Fraternal - Assistant Stage Manager
Eurydike + Orpheus - Technical Assistant

Secondments
Opera Australia (with John Rayment) - Lighting Assistant
Lord of The Flies (Sydney Theatre Company) - Assistant to the Lighting Designer

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