Assistant Professor, Lighting Design; Co-Chair of Design and Production
Jorge Arroyo is a freelance Lighting Designer based in Boston and New York with over 25 years of experience in theater, dance, concerts, corporate events, opera, and television. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is one of only a handful of professional lighting designers to hail from the island. He is an organizing member of La Gente: The Latinx/e Theatre Production Network, which works to create visibility, engagement, and advocacy for Latinx/e theatrical designers, technicians, and managers working in the American theater. He is also a frequent workshop and webinar contributor to the Educational Theatre Association/International Thespian Society, where he serves as the Higher Education Representative on the Education Committee.
As a lighting designer, Jorge’s work has been seen nationally at venues such as The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Public Theater, Huntington Avenue Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Arden Theatre Company, City Theater, HERE, 59E59, La Mama, ASU Gammage, TheatreSquared and many others. He has created designs for over 50 shows at both the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center for artists such as Alicia Keys, Gabriel Iglesias, The Wayans Brothers, The Chieftains, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Paquito D’Rivera, Phoebe Snow, Stanley Jordan, Kenny Garrett, Jackie Mason, and others. He has also worked with choreographer Stacey Tookey, three-time Emmy nominee for her choreography on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, on her production of Moments Defined in both New York and California. He is the co-author of the last three versions of the Lightwright manual and tutorial, the industry-standard software for tracking lighting paperwork. Jorge is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
For more on Jorge, visit jorgearroyo.com