Sarah Landau, Lighting Designer

Sarah Landau

Smith College, BA in Theater, concentration in Lighting Design.


Touring/Freelance Lighting/Production Designer- Designing, programming, daily setup and operation of touring lighting packages and set pieces. Programming and operating festival and house lighting rigs. Integrating house lighting systems into show. Advancing and arranging for hire of lighting equipment.


Imagine Dragons, Lighting Director (present) US/EU/Asia

Haim, Lighting Designer (present) US

The Knife, Lighting Designer (present) US

Susanne Sundfør, Lighting Designer (2013-present) US/EU

Grimes, Production Designer (2013-present) US/Mexico/Russia

Childish Gambino, Lighting Designer (2014) US

M83, Lighting Designer (2011-present) US/EU/OZ Nominated for TPI Lighting Designer of the Year award.

Passion Pit, Lighting Designer (2013) US/South America/OZ

Austra, Lighting Designer (2013) US/EU Programmed automated light show triggered through Ableton Live.

Washed Out, Production Designer (2013) US

Purity Ring, Lighting Designer (2013) US

Brand New, Lighting Designer (2006-present) US/Canada/EU/OZ

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lighting Designer (2012 & 2008) Israel/South America

Ladytron, Production Designer (2011) US

Janelle Monae, Lighting Designer (2011) US/EU

Christina Perri, Lighting Designer (2011) US

Glassjaw, Lighting Designer (2011) US/UK

Beach House, Lighting Designer (2010) US/EU

Gossip, Lighting Designer (2010) EU

The Faint, Lighting Designer (2010) US

Spiritualized, Lighting Director (07/30/10) Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space @ Radio City Music Hall.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lighting Director (2009) US Lighting Designer for Radio City Music Hall & Greek Theatre shows.

Jason Mraz, Lighting Designer (2009) US/UK/EU/OZ/Asia Nominated for 2009 Parnelli Lighting Designer of the Year award.

All Time Low, Lighting Designer (2008) US

Other Former Clients: Cut Copy, CAKE, Cold Cave, The Horrors, Gaslight Anthem.

Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York NY (2005-2009)
Part-time house lighting director, operator.

See Factor Industries, Long Island City, NY (2004-2010)
Designer, programmer, board operator, technician.


Proficient on Grand MA 1&2, Avolites, and Whole Hog consoles. 
Experience touring with moving lights, conventionals, LED video wall systems, DL3s, Catalyst, Axon, and ArKaos media servers.
Programming and integrating video content for projections and LED video.
VDMX live video mixing.
Automated programming with DMXis and Ableton Live. 
Lighting for live video feeds: webcasts, i-mag, etc.
Other design experience includes plays, musicals, performance art, gallery, installation and site-specific light art.

REFERENCES: available upon request.

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