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Ross Graham

Ross Graham

Lighting Designer

Bio

As lighting designer Ross has collaborated on I’ll Eat You Last (Melbourne Theatre Company); Boys Will Be Boys (Sydney Theatre Company); Little Shop of Horrors (Sydney Theatre Award nomination), Sweet Charity, Rent & Voilet (Hayes Theatre Company); An Index of Metals (Sydney Chamber Opera); L’amant Jaloux (Pinchgut Opera); Edward II (Sport For Jove); Nothing Has Changed (Sydney Symphony Orchestra); Creature (Stalker Theatre); (A Steady Rain (Old Fitz Theatre); Gaybies & This House Is Mine (Darlinghurst Theater Company); The Mesh (Red Stitch Actors Theatre); Good People, Cruise Control, Seminar, and Skylight (Ensemble Theatre); Silent Disco, The Sea Project & Return to Earth (Griffin Theatre); Woyzeck (Belvoir); Owen Wingrave & Climbing Towards Midnight (Sydney Chamber Opera);  Voices Project (Australian Theatre for Young People); Fearless (Milk Crate Theatre); The Fremantle Candidate (Deck Chair); The Underpants (NIDA Guest Artist); Cut Snake & Dirtyland (Arthur, a Theatre Company); Bill W and Dr. Bob (Carriage Works). Off-Broadway credits include; Beirut and True West (Athena Theatre Company); Dialogues of Travelers (Kirk Theatre). Ross is currently working on Power Plays at STC.

Reviews

    "Ross Graham’s multi-faceted, busy (but
 never fussy) lighting sets it all off a treat." Little Shop of Horrors
    Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine, February 24th 2016

    "Bryant’s clever use of the space and Ross Graham’s effective lighting also put the static set to great use, giving each story its own place and creating a sense of intimacy between the audience and performers." Gaybies
    Theatre People

    "Clever lighting (including a massive, spotlit glitter ball) by Ross Graham...allows the action to move from office drama to imaginary cabaret to sleazy nightclub without marring the split second action." Boys Will Be Boys
    Melissa Bubnic, Stage Whispers

    "With superb, dusky lighting by Ross Graham and set design by Simon Greer, which keeps most of the performance space free, but evokes the sights, smells and rhythms of America’s highways" Violet
    Ben Neutze, Daily Review, December 3rd 2015

    "Ross Graham’s lighting design is equally creative. With subtle alterations in lighting we markedly shift location and mood between scenes, and the lighting’s shadowy affect brings out the edginess and anger at the core of this show." Rent
    Bec Caton, Aussie Theatre, October 20th 2015

    "...Paired with Ross Graham’s stark lighting design, which often has the actors side lit, or in partial darkness at times, Clements’ set effectively echoes the sombre nature of this tragedy." Edward II
    Bec Caton, Aussie Theatre, October 13th 2015

    "Director Neil Gooding...has crafted a taut, simple, eloquent production, using the sort of basic props that work best in this venue to ensure a cinematic flow, in conjunction with effective lighting by Ross Graham and Alex Berrage." Dogfight
    Neil Litchfield, Stage Whispers

Awards

  • Sydney Theatre Award nomination, Best Lighting Design of a Mainstream Production, Little Shop of Horrors

  • Sydney Theatre Award nomination, Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production, Sweet Charity