David Fillmore

Associate Professor of Lighting Design
Robinson 369

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David M. Fillmore, Jr. is currently Associate Professor of Lighting Design at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been working as a professional designer both nationally and internationally for over two decades, realizing more than 200 designs in all forms of dance and theatre.  Career highlights include the World Premiere of My Way (2000), an award-winning production of Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit (2000), the international debut of The Laramie Project (2006) in Tours, France, and a fellowship as a “Distinguished Visiting Professor of Lighting for Dance” at Colorado College (Winter, 2011). Since moving to Charlotte, NC in 2004, David has won 7 Metrolina Theatre Association Awards, most of which were with the prestigious Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. He is also the 2011 recipient of the “Best Lighting Designer 2011”, Charlotte Theatre Award. David is a member of the United Scenic Artists local 829, he holds an M.F.A. in Scenic and Lighting Design from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in Theatre from The University of Minnesota, Moorhead.

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