Dawn Chiang designed the lighting on Broadway for “Zoot Suit”, was co-designer for “Tango Pasion”, and associate lighting designer for “Show Boat”, “The Life” and the original production of “La Cage Aux Folles”. Off Broadway, she has designed for the Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and co-designed the first two seasons of the “Encores!” concert musical series at City Center.
Dawn was resident lighting designer for New York City Opera, where her designs included “A Little Night Music” and “Fanciulla del West”. She is the lighting designer for the award winning FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center, New York. She has worked on the concert tours of Paul Anka, The Carpenters, Diana Ross, and Loggins and Messina.
She has designed the lighting at numerous regional theaters including Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum.
Dawn has earned two Drama-Logue Critics' Awards, Lighting Designer of the Year from the Syracuse Area Live Theatre Awards, and nominations for the San Francisco Drama Critics’ Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the American Theatre Wing Award for Design.
She has served on the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group and is a mentor for the Theater Development Fund’s “Open Doors” outreach program to New York City high school students.
Dawn is a senior consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants, where she served as project manager for two of the largest water based permanent shows — “House of Dancing Water” in Macau and the Han Theatre in central China.