Inside ATC Artist: Victor En Yu Tan

Victor En Yu Tan

designed more than 600 productions since his 1974 New York City professional lighting debut on the world premiere of Frank Chin’s Year of the Dragon (American Place Theatre). Recent designs include the premieres of Memorial and Brothers Paranormal (Pan Asian Rep), the premiere of Gong Lum’s Legacy (New Federal Theatre), the premiere of Freedom Rider (Alabama Shakespeare Festival/Crossroads Theatre), and the premiere of Kansas City Swing! (Crossroads Theatre). Other projects include Sheila’s Day (Lincoln Center Education Institute), Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike (Center Stage-Baltimore), Romeo and Juliet, Death of a Salesman, Carousel, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, The Whipping Man, Broke-ology, The Borderland, and many others (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), the premiere of Black Pearl Sings! (Virginia Stage, Capital Rep, and ETC Santa Barbara), the premiere of Resurrection (Arena Stage and Hartford Stage), the premiere of The Ballad of Emmett Till (Goodman Theatre), the premiere of Train to 2010 (Crossroads Theatre), the 20th anniversary revival of Sheila’s Day (Hartford Stage), the premiere of On Naked Soil (Theatre for the New City), and Stick Fly (McCarter Theatre). His lighting design for Machinal (Kansas City Repertory Theatre) was selected to represent American designers at the Scenography Exposition, Prague Quadrennial 2003. His awards include the Obie Award (NYC Off-Broadway) for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, the Villager Award (NYC Off-Off-Broadway) for outstanding Lighting Design of Before She Was Even Born, the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for the lighting design of The Colored Museum, Kansas City Drama Desk Award for Best Lighting Design of The Deputy, The Sarasota & Manatee Critics’ SAMMY Award for Best Lighting Design of Nicholas Nickleby Pt. I & II, and the Maharam Citation for Lighting Design from the American Theatre Wing for Ntozake Shange’s A Photograph.