Jiyoun (Jiji) Chang

Personal Information
i became a lighting designer in 1997 when i walked into a theatre at Brooklyn college and saw moonlight on the set of joe turner’s come and gone, while the lighting designer and my first lighting teacher, Richard Kearney, was focusing a light. i saw him on stage with a single light source, but i believed that the moonlight was real. it was then that i knew that i could and wanted to be a lighting designer because i believed in that magic the moment i walked into the space. ever since then, i have been working hard to make the magic happen in my own shows. it’s not easy. sometimes i fail or find myself getting tired doing many shows in quick succession. however, i look back and think of how i became a lighting designer and that memory always fills me with fresh ideas and reignites my passion. after grad school at Yale, i have expanded into scenic, projection and sometimes costume design. i like working in different areas in the theatre or in any art form. it keeps me relevant, new, personal, special, and creative in each project. (Biography dated 09/28/2017 )
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice MCC Theater 11/27/2023 Lighting Designer
2 Stereophonic Playwrights Horizons 10/29/2023 Lighting Designer
3 The Far Country Linda Gross Theater 12/05/2022 Lighting Designer
4 …what the end will be Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 06/02/2022 Lighting Designer
5 The Chinese Lady Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater 03/08/2022 Lighting Designer
6 Nollywood Dreams The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space/ The Newman Mills Theater 11/11/2021 Lighting Designer
7 Letters Of Suresh Second Stage Theatre 10/12/2021 Lighting Designer
8 Merry Wives Delacorte Theater 08/09/2021 Lighting Designer
9 Anatomy of a Suicide Linda Gross Theater 02/18/2020 Lighting Designer
10 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 10/22/2019 Lighting Designer
11 The White Devil Lucille Lortel Theatre 03/31/2019 Lighting Designer
12 Marys Seacole Claire Tow Theater 02/25/2019 Lighting Designer
13 Slave Play New York Theatre Workshop 12/09/2018 Lighting Designer
14 Plot Points in Our Sexual Development Claire Tow Theater 10/22/2018 Lighting Designer
15 Relevance Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/20/2018 Lighting Designer
16 Sojourners & Her Portmanteau New York Theatre Workshop 05/16/2017 Lighting Designer
17 Sojourners The Duke on 42nd Street 01/28/2016 Lighting Designer
18 brownsville song (b-side for tray) Claire Tow Theater 10/20/2014 Lighting Designer
19 The Dance and the Railroad Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 02/25/2013 Lighting Designer
20 Crane Story Cherry Lane Theatre 09/15/2011 Lighting Designer
21 Love Song 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 04/05/2011 Set Designer
22 Love Song 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 04/05/2011 Lighting Designer
23 Prayer for My Enemy Playwrights Horizons 12/09/2008 Assistant Lighting Designer
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2024 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Stereophonic Lighting Designer
2 NOMINATED 2023 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lighting Design The Far Country Lighting Designer
3 NOMINATED 2023 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play The Far Country Lighting Designer
4 NOMINATED 2023 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design The Far Country Lighting Designer
5 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Slave Play Lighting Designer
6 NOMINATED 2019 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Slave Play Lighting Designer
      Marys Seacole Lighting Designer