Joe Beumer is a freelance designer of lighting for theatre, dance, and opera with additional experience as a scenic designer and director of theatre. He is passionate about telling stories (no matter the art form or design field) and collaborating to create unique products through research, ingenuity, and an eye for design. Upcoming projects include a new production of Sleeping Beauty with the Dayton Ballet and Tosca with Permian Basin Opera in Midland, TX, as well as serving as the resident Scenic and Lighting Designer for The Spence School. Recent design includes Fellow Travelers (w/Thomas Hase) – Prototype Festival (NYC); Swan Lake, The Great Gatsby, and Dracula: Bloodlines (World Premiere) with Dayton Ballet; West Side Story, Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, Raisin in the Sun, and Clybourne Park – Summer Rep Theatre (Sonoma, CA); What We Wanted (w/Paul Miller) – Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row; The Gold – NYMF at the Pearl Theatre; Mary Poppins (w/Thomas Hase) – Syracuse Stage; La bohéme – Crested Butte Music Festival, and Considering Matthew Shepard – Cincinnati Opera & Vocal Arts Ensemble. Associate/Assistant work includes The Public Theatre (NYC), Lyric Opera of Chicago, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opéra de Montréal, and Philadelphia Theatre Company among others.

Joe is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829.


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