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.
Current projects include new productions of The Great Gatsby and Swan Lake with the Dayton Ballet, serving as the resident lighting designer for Summer Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA, as well as a collaboration between The Spence School and the Tectonic Theater Project.
Recent designs include What We Wanted (w/ Paul Miller) - Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row; Dracula: Bloodlines - World Premiere with Dayton Ballet; 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).
Joe is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829. View his work here.