0 Tiedo Wilschut lighting design - About me - Biography / CV

Biography

On secondary school my love for theatre and my fascination for light brought me to the realization that I wanted to become a lighting designer.

By working as a volunteer I got accustomed to the equipment and slowly but surely I developed a feel for the effect that light can have on a performance. In 2003 I became a technician for theatre De Purmaryn.

To learn more about creating theatre, I started a study in Theatrical Theatre Arts at the Amsterdam High School of Arts. In my third year I chose for the lighting design specialisation. Among other things this meant a thorough research of the field of lighting design, which was aided by Uri Rapaport and Coen van der Hoeven. In my fourth year I chose to write my thesis about the new possibilities of digital lighting. More information about this subject can be found on the extra page.

In June 2008 I graduated and started my career as a freelance lighting and stage designer. I am also frequently involved in other related projects, such as the technical production for the Holland Festival.

For an overview of projects I participated in, please refer to my portfolio.

CV

Education

2004 – 2008: Bachelor of Theatrical Theatre Arts at the Amsterdam High School of Arts. Research of the field of lighting design, which was aided by Uri Rapaport and Coen van der Hoeven.

Thesis about the application of digital lighting as an instrument for stage lighting.

2003-2004: Sound Reinforcement A at the Instituut voor Audio- en Belichtingstechniek (IAB).

1997-2003: VWO (pre-university education) at the Jan van Egmond College, Purmerend.

Theatre & Technology

2008 - now: Technical Production at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam.

2008 - 2010: Regular replacement of first lighting operator at Slagerij van Kampen.

2006: Tour as a technician with Bruun Kuijt.

2003 - 2008: Technician at theatre De Purmaryn in Purmerend.

2001 - 2007: Voluntary work as a technician at theatre De Verbeelding in Purmerend.

2000 - 2003: Founding member of theatre & technology team of the Jan van Egmond College, Purmerend.

Independant Work

2003 - now: Lighting designer and stage designer as Lumen Theatertechniek.

1999 - 2002: DJ with my own drive-in show as 'Dj Oblige Drive-in Show'.


[updated: 21/01/2014]

Achter de knoppen in theater de Purmaryn

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Background: Photo from Robeco Summernights in the Royal Concertgebouw