Colleen Albrecht is a lighting designer and photographer living in Avon Lake, Ohio. She has designed for several Cleveland area companies such as convergence-continuum, Great Lakes Theater in collaboration with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Opera, Playhouse Square, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Institute of Music, Beck Center, The Fine Arts Association, Heights Youth Theatre, True North Cultural Arts, Magnificat, and Baldwin Wallace University.
At convergence-continuum, she has designed the lighting and photographed the productions of Sordid Lives, MilkMilkLemonade, The Museum Play, Kimberly Akimbo, Ouroboros, Finn in the Underworld, Freakshow, Mr. Marmalade, Demon Baby, Icarus, Poona. . . and other Plays for Children, Tales of the Lost Formicans, and Hot ‘N’ Throbbing.
As resident designer and lighting director at PCPA on California’s central coast, she designed The Chalk Circle, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown, The Sound of Music, Othello, and returned as a guest to design The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
She has also designed the All City Musical productions of The Wiz, Kiss Me Kate, Memphis, Rent, Aida, Footloose, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Fame, A Decade of Dreams, and Dreamgirls in collaboration with Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Ms. Albrecht has taught lighting design and technology at Kent State University, PCPA, Lake Erie College, Tri-C West, and Lakewood High School. She obtained her BFA in production design and technology from Ohio University and her MFA in lighting design from the University of California, Irvine.