Christopher Popowich

Principal Designer

Christopher Popowich has designed the lighting for numerous productions for Theater, Opera, and Dance in Canada, the UK, Asia, and the United States. His professional highlights include the world premiere of Balls and the Asian premiere of Art, for Singapore Rep; Nunsense in Rome for Teatro Dell’Orologio; Journey West in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Terrorism and A Midsummers Night’s Dream in London. He is a frequent designer for Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh. Recent productions include Road to Mecca, Oscar and Walt, I and You, Evita, Camelot, The Weir, King Charles III, and The Royale. Christopher’s opera design credits include The Ring Saga, Magic Flute, Lost in the Stars, and Soldiers Tale for Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh. Other Pittsburgh credits include The Skull of Connemara, House, Julius Caesar and the Beckett Festival for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. In Canada, Christopher’s work includes shows for Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary Opera, Toronto Workshop Productions, Stephenville Festival, and the Globe Theatre. He is Co-owner and Principal Designer in C & C Lighting, an architectural and entertainment lighting design company in Pittsburgh ( Major projects include lighting for the Gulf Tower, the Koppers Building, the Hunt Library and the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge.


 Select International Works 1985-Present

The Royale

The Skull of Connemara

As You Like It

Henry V on a Trapeze

House & Garden


Hobson’s Choice



Stuff Happens

Empire Series

Julius Caesar

Beckett Festival


Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Waiting for Godot

A Midsummer Nights Dream


All the Kings Men


Of Mice and Men

Juno & The Paycock

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet

The Road to Mecca

Top Girls

The Mound Builders

The Boyfriend


Art – Asian Premiere


Ten Fingers


42nd Street

Nunsense *

Moby Dick (world premiere)

Grand Hotel

Journey West

Measure for Measure

All Cats are Gray in the Dark




*co-designed with Cindy Limauro


 Select International Works 1997-Present



Mariam of Figaro


The Gospel at Colonus

Orpheus & Euridices

Beggar’s Holiday

Lost in the Stars

& the Virginia Arts Festival

Wagner’s “THE RING”

Das Rheingold, Die Valkyrie, Siegfried,


Wagner’s “THE RING”

Das Rheingold, Die Valkyrie

A Soldier’s Tale

Tennesse Williams Memoirs

The Magic Flute

Cunning Little Vixen

The Marriage of Figaro


Select International Works 1995-Present

The Kitchen Sink*


Blue Quartet – Premiere

Lost – World Premiere

Schakt – US Premiere

Dance Backwards

Spring Dance Works

Moon Dance, Badoom Boom,

Doce al Tangon & Con Amore

My Favorite Year

International Dance Festival

Read My Hips, Allegory, Inside Your Heart

Ballet Rebellion


*co-design with Cindy Limauro



 Co-Designed with Cindy Limauro

Koppers Building

Gulf Tower

Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University

Pausch Memorial Bridge

Carnegie Science Center, Miniature Railroad Exhibit

Tepper Business School Long Distance Learning Studios

St. Bede Church in Pittsburgh, Lighting Renovation

Duquesne Club Art Collection

The Hall of Dinosaurs

The Chariot of Aurora



Curriculum Vitae

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