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 Kristie Smith is a Boorloo-based lighting designer for theatre, musical theatre and dance. She graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2017 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Lighting, and also holds a Cert III and IV in Radio Broadcasting.

 

Kristie has designed lighting for and worked with companies including Black Swan State Theatre Co., the West Australian Ballet, The Last Great Hunt, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, WA Youth Theatre Co. and Renegade Productions. She has created alongside directors, designers and choreographers including Adam Mitchell, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Joe Lui, Tim Watts, Scott McArdle, Katt Osborne, Trent Suidgeest, Samantha Chester, Brooke Leeder, Kim McCarthy, Richard Cilli and Melanie Beddie. She also acts as a mentor for the lighting students at WAAPA.

 

C R E D I T S

2021

THE ONE WHO PLANTED TREES | Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

WATCH & ACT | The Blue Room Theatre

EVERY BRILLIANT THING | Black Swan State Theatre Company | Studio Underground | Directed by Adam Mitchell

BEGINNING AT THE END (OF CAPITALISM)  by Phoebe Sullivan | The Blue Room Theatre | Directed by Joe Lui

PLAYTHINGS | Black Swan State Theatre Company | Studio Underground | Written and directed by Scott McArdle

GENESIS | West Australian Ballet | WA Ballet Centre

COME WHAT MAY, WE WILL MEET AGAIN TOMORROW (remount) | Co-creator/designer with Joe Lui & Tahlia Russell | Audible Edge Exploratory Sound Festival

BEANSTALK | Spare Parts Puppet Theatre | Written and performed by Sam Longley | Directed by Philip Mitchell

2020

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG | West Australian Academy of Performing Arts | Geoff Gibbs Theatre | Directed by Brent Hill

COME WHAT MAY, WE WILL MEET AGAIN TOMORROW (development) | Co-creator/designer with Joe Lui & Tahlia Russell | The Blue Room Theatre's 'Winter Nights'

2019

TIDE TALES | Riptide Youth Performance Company | Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

LOVE AND INFORMATION | Hand in Hand Theatre Company | Subiaco Arts Centre |Directed by Claire Mosel-Crossley

NEW OWNER | Tour Manager & Operator | The Last Great Hunt Theatre Co. | Darwin Festival​

LÉ NØR | Stage Manager & Operator | The Last Great Hunt Theatre Co. | Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts | Perth Festival

2018

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY | Hayman Theatre Co. | Blue Room Theatre | Written and directed by Jeffrey Jay Fowler

MEDUSA | Renegade Productions x Bow & Dagger | Blue Room Theatre | Directed by Joe Lui

CLOUD NINE | WA Youth Theatre Co. | Studio Underground | Directed by Jeffrey Jay Fowler

HIRO | Associate Lighting Designer | Blue Room Theatre | Created and directed by Samantha Chester

THE EDGE by Nick Choo | Blue Room Theatre | Directed by Levon J Polinelli

 

2017 (WAAPA)

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL | Geoff Gibbs Theatre | Directed by Andrew Lewis

42ND STREET | Lighting Console Operator | The Regal Theatre | Lighting designed by Mark Howett | Directed by Jason Langley

UNLEASH | Dolphin Theatre UWA | Choreographed by 3rd Year WAAPA Dance Students

AS YOU LIKE IT | Enright Studio | Directed by Melanie Beddie

VERGE | Geoff Gibbs Theatre | Choreographed by Kim McCarthy, Brooke Leeder & Richard Cilli