Scott Monnin is a Lighting Designer from Granville, Ohio. Currently they are in DC pursuing an MFA at the University of Maryland. They graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science in Physics and English. They have been interested in Lighting since high school and loves the way that Lighting is able to draw on their strengths from Physics and English, as well as being a theater technician.
Selected recent Lighting Design Credits include Chess: the Musical with Sandbox Theatre in Mid-Westchester, Wit with the Seeing Place Theatre, and a developmental production of a new work called Doubt That the Stars Are Fire.
Outside of their own design, Scott has worked as the Technical Director for New School On Broadway at NYU, a Lighting programmer/operator for several night clubs, as an Associate and Assistant to various designers in New York. Last spring they had their Off-Broadway debut as the Associate designer for the American premier of Islander at Playhouse 46 (LD Simon Wilkinson) and they are excited to now travel with and light the US Tour of the Islander.
They got their first taste of Lighting design through the student run theatre group Off the Lake Productions (OTL). They served as Technical Director and Treasure for three years doing Lighting for three musicals; The Hunchback of Notre Dame , Big Fish, and, 9 to 5 (unfortunately due to the pandemic 9 to 5never saw the light of day); Two Cabarets When I Grow Up Fall Cabaret and Fractured Fairytales; and OTL’s first ever Night of One Acts. Scott also assisted with Lighting and Tech Design for OTL’s first two full production plays Dog Sees God and Really, Really.