Calvin Anderson. Theatrical Designer. (he/him/they/them pronouns)
Calvin is a lighting and projection designer, as well as a production manager. They have a strong pull towards the devised, the radical and the risky, all while leaning towards projects with heart, vulnerability and trust. Some favorite genres Calvin has worked in include dance, musical theater, opera, cabaret, and drag. Some favorite works in New York have been seen at Brooklyn Academy of Music, HERE Arts, The Joyce, NYLA, Judson Church, Park Avenue Armory, Symphony Space, and others.
Career highlights include designing The Method Gun (Wesleyan University), Late Night Snacks 2019 (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia) Oscar at the Crown (The Neon Coven/ NYC), Orchid Receipt Service (Mirror/Fire Productions/ NYC), Old Man and the Sea (Pittsburgh Playhouse, PA) Strings & Serpents Tour with Andy Milne and Flipzoids (Generator Theater/ Alaska). Calvin was the Lighting Director for Ailey II, and Production Manager for Do You Want a Cookie? (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia).
Calvin is currently the Director of Production for The Bearded Ladies Cabaret in Philadelphia, and the resident designer and production manager for FJK Dance in New York. They continue to have the privilege to tour the world over with various projects.
Calvin is also an educator, mentor and proud member of Wingspace Design Collective, USITT Gateway Mentorship Program and United Scenic Artists Local 829.