About David Heguy
David is a lighting designer who loves playing with strong use of texture, color and angle. David is a recent graduate of Penn State University where he pursued his BFA in Theatre Design & Technology in 2023. At Penn State, he has designed The Alexa Project, an interactive experience, and The Wild Party, both of which won him the Oliver Smith Award for Best Lighting Design. In the 2023 season, he designed Metamorphoses. Before Penn State, David was a graduate of Livingston High School in 2019 where he was their head lighting designer for their season.
For the past 7 years, David has freelanced for various theater companies all over the NJ and NY area. Some credits include Passing Strange, A Chorus Line, Bring It On, Spamalot, Pippin, Rent, Into the Woods, Big Fish, 13, Spelling Bee, Urinetown, Once Upon A Mattress, 9 to 5, Zombie Prom, James and the Giant Peach, Something Rotten!, Addams Family, Legally Blonde (Broadway World Nomination), Hair, Snow Queen, Little Shop of Horrors, Island Song, Arsenic and Old Lace. David also does a lot of designing with new works and loves every chance he gets at them. New works include, The Ice Queen, Color These Walls, Snowed In!, Talent Show, Stage Fright, and Glamping.
David was chosen to participate in the prestigious 2023 Hemsley Portfolio Review. David was also chosen for the 2022 Fred Foster Mentorship program ran by Electronic Theatre Controls. He is one of 10 other driven students who will be connected with industry mentors through a series of networking events. David was also the recipient of the 2022 Special Citation in Lighting Design, a newly created award due to the strong candidate pool. This award is run with LDI and Live Design in part by founder Pat McKay. The overall award he was in consideration was for the Pat McKay Diversity in Design Scholarship.
David loves the art of collaboration and being inside the theatre making art with others. He is very passionate in what he does and hopes to continue creating art. Check out the rest of the website for more!
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