Annie Wiegand is presumed to be the only Deaf professional Lighting Designer based in the New York City area. Her heightened sense of sight adds a unique layering to her designs, and amplifies her story-telling capabilities with a visually-inspired perspective. Annie strongly believes lighting is the glue that holds the story together in a production, and has been honing her craft professionally for over 15 years.
Annie can be found lighting shows across the northeast, namely in New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC. Her recent credits include designs with Speakeasy Stage Company, Wheelock Family Theatre, and Company One, to name a few. Her assistant/associate work includes the Tony nominated Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, as well as shows with Tectonic Theatre Project and Astoria Performing Arts Center. She was also the Lighting Director for The Acting Company based out of New York City for three seasons.
Annie strongly believes in giving back to her community. She moonlights as the Producing Director for New York Deaf Theatre, which aims to create opportunities for and by Deaf theatre artists. Annie is also an adjunct professor at Gallaudet University in Washington DC; which is the only university solely for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Annie lights many of the theatre productions at Gallaudet as well.
Annie holds a BA in theatre with a concentration in Design and Technology from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She also holds a MFA in Lighting Design from Boston University.
Upcoming designs include The Bridges of Madison County with Speakeasy Stage Company, and The Who and the What with Huntington Theatre Company.
projects coming soon!