Karyn is an award-winning lighting designer based in Los Angeles. She earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Lighting Design from the University of California, Irvine. Karyn has earned three Los Angeles Ovation Nominations for her work, one for Rogue Artists Ensemble’s 2017 production of Kaidan: Walls Grow Thin, one for Boston Court Pasadena’s 2016 production of Colony Collapse and one for Ebony Repertory Theater's 2015 production of The Gospel at Colonus. Her work on International City Theatre's production of Fences earned her a 2016 NAACP Theater Award for Best Lighting. She has also designed for other regional theater companies including Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, East West Players, The Pasadena Playhouse, Lone Tree Arts Center, A Noise Within, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona Broadway Theatre, The New Swan Shakespeare Festival, and Great River Shakespeare Festival. She is the resident lighting designer for award-winning theater company: Fugitive Kind Theater Ensemble. New York credits include The Anarchist at The Sheen Center. In addition to theater, she is Radiance Lightworks' lead lighting designer for Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. She teaches lighting design at California State University Los Angeles and has taught numerous lighting classes at Occidental College, University of California, Irvine and California State University Long Beach. She also mentors lighting design students at the University of Southern California. Her work has been seen in Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Romania. When she is not designing, she is most likely riding her horses in the mountains near her home.
Karyn is thrilled to announce that she has recently been hired as one of Radiance Lightworks’ Senior Lighting Designers!
The New Swan Shakespeare Festival directed by Eli Simon & Beth Lopes (currently running)
The Wizard of Oz directed by Hisa Takakuwa for South Coast Repertory Conservatory (to open in August)
Universal Studios’ Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2019 with Radiance Lightworks (to open in September)