Stephanie Lutz is a young designer with ambition and a retained passion for Lighting Art and Lighting Design. Her recent productions include seven mainstage productions for university of Idaho and working in experimental theater and cabaret at Bard College, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard Summerscape. Having been head of electrics, house lighting designer, and lighting designer for the last 8 years, their experience spans a wide variety.
They find that as much as theater should challenge it should also be an escape when needed, balancing the script meaning to the beauty or ugliness that the work calls for.
Her other passions include embroidery and reading about performance art, semiotics, and phenomenology. She has been challenging herself in the last three years to read a book, dissertation, or article on the topic a week. The first two years having read 50 and 51 in a year on the topics described. She is not satisfied with the how, but dives deeper into the why. Looking at research initially as meaning, then to aesthetic, then to symbol translated into sign, then translated into sign system. This drives her style as well as they are conscious of the pragmatics of placing symbols or signs onto the stage in a layered manner to create complex and compounding meaning.