An effective lighting design is like a beautiful painting. Your medium is bringing someone to an emotional state he or she would not achieve at that moment without your art. This does not and can not happen by accident.

-Glen Cunningham



Kristiana Matthews grew up in Southern California and first felt the power of storytelling through classic literature and opera. She moved to Seattle in 2003, started working in theatre and just couldn’t quit. She now works at Taproot Theatre and designs, stage manages, teaches, or is a technician at many theatres, high schools, and universities in Washington State.