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Nathan Wheatley

Lecturer, Lighting Designer



Lighting Designer Nate Wheatley has collaborated with some of America's most sought after directors and has enjoyed engagements with companies such as the Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Orlando, Arizona Broadway Theatre, the Florentine Opera, Opera Steamboat, Kansas University Opera, Louisiana State University Opera, Baylor Opera, and the Sugar Creek Symphony and Song.

Of his production of a Little Night Music with stage director Matthew Ozawa and Scenic Designer Isaac Mizrahi for the Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Today noted "Nate Wheatley's magical, sensitive lighting design captured all the intrigue and mystique of a midsummer night when the sun never quite sets"; Of his production of Maria de Buenos Aires with stage director Octavio Cardenas, Opera Today expressed "Nate Wheatley has contributed an inventive lighting design that beautifully serves the dramatic, brooding text and music" And of his production of Gluck's Orphee with stage director Chas Rader-Schieber, Opera Today states "all of this stage magic was flawlessly enhanced by Nate Wheatley's superb lighting design"
Nate received his BA in Theatre Production and Design from Indiana University Southeast and his MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Idaho.