Chris is a lighting designer and stage manager from Orange County, CA. A proud, queer Salvadoran-American, Chris has a passion for telling stories of marginalized QTBIPOC communities. He hopes to use theatre as a tool to inspire and tell stories of the strength, love, and resilience of Latinx people. Chris currently serves as the resident lighting designer and marketing director for The Wayward Artist in downtown Santa Ana, CA. He also works as a Stage Technician in Entertainment at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA and mentors high school technical theater students in the Irvine and Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts.
Selected Lighting Design Credits:
Tallgrass Gothic (CSU Fullerton) | Red Scare on Sunset (CSU Fullerton) | God of Carnage (Newport Theatre Arts Center) | Follies (The Gem Theater) | A Wrinkle in Time (The Chance Theater) | Corpus Christi (The Wayward Artist) | Next to Normal (The Wayward Artist)
Selected Stage Management Credits:
Womxn Get Loud (Project LaFemme) | A Girl Smiles in the Arctic (OC-Centric New Play Festival) | Witness for the Prosecution (Newport Theatre Arts Center) | 1776: The Musical (Newport Theatre Arts Center) | 9 to 5: The Musical (Attic Theater) | How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (The Attic Theater)
California State University, Fullerton
B.A. Theatre Arts (Production/Design Emphasis)
B.A. Communications (Public Relations Concentration)