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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Jeff Adelberg

lecturer in lighting design

Lighting Design for the Stage
Advanced Production Lab: Lighting Design

Jeff Adelberg is an award-winning, Boston-based designer. In the last ten years, Jeff has emerged as one of Boston's most sought-after lighting designers for theatre, musical theatre, and opera, designing almost 200 productions. In Boston, Jeff's work appears at SpeakEasy Stage Company, the American Repertory Theatre, Actors' Shakespeare Project, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage, and many others.

Much of Jeff's recent work centers around celebrated director/designer David R. Gammons, with whom he has collaborated on over 20 productions ranging from Shakespeare to new plays by local playwrights to devised, ensemble-based work. In 2010, Jeff won the prestigious Eliott Norton Award for his design for SpeakEasy Stage's Adding Machine: A Musical, directed by Paul Melone. He has twice reveived the Indepent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for his lighting designs for Actors' Shakespeare Project, an organization specializing in site-specific productions, for 2009's The Duchess of Malfi and 2011's The Hotel Nepenthe, both directed and designed by Gammons.

Jeff designs lighting for Boston's annual Christmas Revels, a local holiday tradition featuring music, theatre, and dance performance from around the world. Also an educator, Jeff has been teaching at Boston College's Theatre Department since 2006 and, this fall, will begin teaching Lighting Design at Brandeis University. He has also been a guest lecturer and/or guest artist at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, Tufts University, The Hartt School of Music, Concord Academy, MIT, Northeastern University, and others.