During the 2017-18 season, David Lee Cuthbert serves as lighting designer for Mozart’s Così fan tutte, the North American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Most recently, Mr. Cuthbert served as lighting designer for OSJ’s company premiere of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Other OSJ productions in which his designs have been featured include Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, the world premiere of Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s Falstaff and Il trovatore, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Gounod’s Faust, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Other recent design credits include Billy Crystal’s Broadway show 700 Sundays, Rabbit Hole, Moonlight and Magnolias,The Piano Lesson, ART (Dean Goodman Choice Award) and Hannah and Martin, all for the San Jose Repertory Theater, and The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, As you Like It and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf for Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
For the La Jolla Playhouse, Mr. Cuthbert’s designs were highlighted in An Evening with Billy Crystal, The Burning Deck, I Think I Like Girls, A Feast of Fools and Diva. At the Old Globe Theatre, his designs appeared in Hold Please, Christmas on Mars, Lobby Hero, Rounding Third, Faith Healer and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.
Other companies for which Mr. Cuthbert has created lighting designs include Sledgehammer Theatre, Indiana Rep, San Diego Rep, South Coast Rep, The Group at Strasberg, PCPA Theaterfest, The Magic Theatre, and many others. Internationally, Mr. Cuthbert designed the 25th anniversary tour of Terminal, directed by Joseph Chaikin, which premiered in Belgrade.