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Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew

Lighting Designer

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a theater designer for theater, opera, dance, music performances, and installation. Her designs have been seen in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, BAM, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, La Mama, The Kitchen, Manhattan School of Music, Joyce SOHO, and at ArtsEmerson (Boston), Bard Music Festival, REDCAT (Los Angeles), Highways Performance Space (Santa Monica, CA), and internationally in Havana, Prague, Lima, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Graz (Austria), and Bloemfontein (South Africa). Some of her recent designs and collaborations include Mysterium Novum, The Nouveau Classical Project; The Idiot with Kristin Marting and Robert Lyons; Tan Dun’s Water Passion; Sam Falls’ September Spring; Aya Ogawa’s Ludic Proxy; Caborca’s Zoetrope (Encuentro 2014); Scarlet Ibis and Thumbprint (West coast premiere 2017) with PROTOTYPE; Company XIV’s Rococo Rogue and Nutcracker Rouge (both received various Drama Desk nominations), among others. Yew is a recipient of the Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Award for Ludic Proxy, the NEA/TCG Career Development Program, and the Gilbert Hemsley Jr. Internship for lighting. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and advises at Barnard College.