PABLO SANTIAGO is originally from Chiapas, Mexico and designs for theatre, opera, dance, and gallery work. After 15 years in the film industry, he obtained an MFA in Lighting Design from UCLA and transitioned into live stage design. He is the winner of the 2017 Richard Sherwood Award and won a Stage Raw Award in 2015. He was nominated for an Ovation Award in 2014 and the LA Weekly Award 2014. He is happy to return to Walt Disney Concert Hall and the LA Phil, where he has previously designed for the Green Umbrella series and Falla’s El amor brujo. His work has been seen at LATC and the Latino Theater Co., Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Paramount Center in Boston, Skirball Center in New York, Davies Hall with San Francisco Symphony, Soundbox, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Summer Happenings at the Broad Museum, REDCAT, Su Teatro in Denver, Teatro Brava, Getty Museum, ODC, in Distant Vision, a live cinema production directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara, Opera Santa Barbara, among others. Pablo has collaborated with dance companies such as DornDancers, The Big Show Co., Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Co., Alexx Shilling, and Laurel Jenkins, to name a few. Recent highlights include Galileo (opera) for The Industry, Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper Forum, opera Breaking the Waves for OperaPhila and Beth Morrison Projects, Destiny of Desire at the Goodman Theatre, Flight for Opera Omaha, Good Grief and Citizen at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Other projects include Dementia at LATC, Pelléas et Mélisande at Cincinnati Symphony, Destiny of Desire at OSF, The Three Penny Opera at Boston Lyric Opera, Ted Hearne’s Place with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Barbican in London, and the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s and Royce Vavrek’s Proving Up at Opera Omaha. For his film credits, visit imdb.com and for a portfolio go to instagram @pablosdesign.