Professor of Lighting Design
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David Fillmore is Professor of Lighting Design for the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC 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), 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 in 2004, Professor Fillmore has won seven 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.
Fillmore 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.