About

Natalie Robin is a NY and Philly-based lighting designer of theater, opera, dance, music and performance art. Natalie’s design work often focuses on new American plays, contemporary dance and site-specific work. Recent notable designs include: White at Danspace Project and The Monomyth at the Chocolate Factory, both choreographed by Michelle Boulé; The Bad and the Better, directed by Daniel Aukin; Next Fall at Dallas Theater Center; Trade Practices with David Evans Morris and Kristin Marting on Governor's Island; the New England Premiere of In Darfur for WAM Theatre; and The Seagull on Ames Farm for Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME.  

She has been a guest artist at Bard College, Muhlenberg College, Hofstra University, the University of New Haven and Williams College, as well as at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She has been a faculty member at NYU/Tisch, Brooklyn College,  the University of New Haven, and, as a Visiting Lecturer in Theater, at Williams College. In 2016-2017, Natalie was the Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Design and Technology at Alfred University. Natalie is now the Head of Theater Design & Technology in the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

In addition to her design work, Natalie is the Associate Producer and a founding company member of Polybe + Seats and an Associate Artist of Target Margin Theater.  She was also the associate producer of American Realness, a festival of contemporary performance curated by Ben Pryor/tbspMGMT, from 2012-2015.  Natalie also has extensive production management experience on dance and theater projects throughout the US and internationally. 

Natalie was the winner of the Apollo Lighting 2011 Standing O Award, a Live Design Magazine 2008 Young Designer to Watch, and a Rolex Mentors and Protégés Arts Initiative 2014 nominee. Natalie is a contributing writer for both Live Design Magazine and Stage Directions. BA: Columbia. MFA: NYU/Tisch. Member USA 829.

This summer, Natalie is the production manager for Johnson Henshaw's inaugural season at the Sharon Playhouse. In 2018, Natalie will be designing The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black and the Right Way to Pray with Polybe + Seats.  

Click here to download a resume. 

For a Teaching CV click here.

Additional Skills Include:

Lighting Supervision, Production Management, International and Domestic Touring, Vectorworks Drafting and Teaching, Lightwright, Photoshop, Mac/PC Computers, web design, technical writing, photography (film and digital), can read music, elementary French and German

Recent International Touring includes:

Gothenburg Danse and Theater Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden; TAP/Poitiers, Poitiers, France; Opera de Lille, Lille, France; Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany; The Next Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium; La Bâtie Festival, Geneva, Switzerland; Black Box Teater, Oslo, Norway; Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria; Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille, France; Pavilion Noir, Aix-en-Provence, France; Theatre Garonne, Toulouse, France; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Theatre Pole Sud, Strasbourg, France; Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland; Norwich/Norfolk Festival, Norwich, UK; Queer Up North, Manchester, UK