Well, now that you’ve read the generic formal playbill bio type stuff, let’s just talk personally. My name is Mike Wood, and every day I wake up not believing that I get to do this for a living.
I am a theatrical lighting designer based in NYC, where I also teach theatre design and technology at the Collegiate School on the UWS.
As it said in the formal section, I enjoy working with a diverse group of collaborators on exciting projects wherever they may be. I really believe that theatre has the power to change lives, because I’ve seen it happen before my very eyes several times.
One of my core philosophies towards theatre is that every single member of the production team is equally as important as any other member. Directors, Actors, Designers, Crew, Musicians, Venue Staff, and more are all 100% completely vital to any theatrical experience. I believe that when we all work together, the final product is something that will stay with the audience for the rest of their lives.
The best part about this business is the people. I love sharing my life and sharing my work with the people in this business. I’ve had the honor to work with several gifted theatrical artists in my career, and I’m always looking for new places to share my love for theatre. Please contact me today if you’d like to chat about your upcoming project.