"A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world." - Paul Lynde

Welcome! My name is Trey Brazeal and I am currently a lighting designer based in the beautiful city of Chicago, IL.

To me, lighting design is a subtle, metaphorical paint brush on which the whole stage is the canvas. With that brush I can shift moods, tell time, and create the hottest of sunny days or the coldest of winter nights. Lighting, along with all the other design elements, in collaboration, helps to create a magical world that, while temporary, leaves behind an emotional impact that can leave a lasting impression on those willing to suspend their disbelief.

A significant goal in my life is to one day be able to use my brush to paint the stages of Broadway. To grab a Tony Award in lighting for the future black Lighting Designers all across America. It is time that BIPOC artists were seen and heard within the artistic community and I cannot wait to be a part of that change.

Some works include: Academic credits: The Illusion, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Sweat, & Guys and Dolls. Chicago credits include: This Wide Night (Shattered Globe Theatre and Interrobang Theatre Project); Little Shop of Horrors, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Metropolis Performing Arts Center); Tally’s Folly (Oil Lamp Theatre); & The Things I Can Never Tell Steven (PrideArts)

If you would like to know how you can be a part of the change to make North American theatre more equitable, go to www.design-action.com and read the Activating Design Actions 5 Guiding Principles.