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By Brian Robin

Meet the Lighting Designer and Sound Designer

Marcus Doshi’s work has been seen on Broadway and in 18 countries across five continents. Andrea Allmond’s work has been heard by SCR audiences, along with numerous national tours. And both bring their skill and expertise to SCR for Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical, running April 5-May 4 on the Segerstrom Stage. It’s the centerpiece to SCR’s 60th season.

The production’s lighting designer, Doshi makes his SCR debut after stops on Broadway that include Pass Over (2021)—which was later adapted into an Amazon film—and Linda Vista (2019). His off-Broadway credits include Vineyard Theatre, The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, a longstanding collaboration with Theatre for a New Audience, among others.

Doshi’s regional credits took him to Geva Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare Theatre Company, among others. His opera credits include Canadian Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Minnesota Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and international stops in Brussels, Amsterdam, Valencia, Spain, Provence, France and Sarajevo, Bosnia.

A published author of Toward Good Lighting for the Stage: Aesthetic Theory for Theatrical Lighting Design, Doshi earned an MFA from Yale School of Drama. He is a Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University, where he teaches in the MFA Design and Directing programs.

SCR patrons are familiar with Allmond’s sound design work. She was the sound designer for Nina Simone: Four Women and the recent Theatre for Young Audiences and Families production of Alice’s Wonderland.

A sound designer and composer for theatre, film, audio dramas and immersive experiences, Allmond worked off-Broadway on Gloria: A Life at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Her other notable credits include The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Mark Taper Forum/composer), How to Break (Village Theatre), As You Like It and Twelfth Night (Dallas Theater Center and Public Works Dallas), The Winter’s Tale (Public Works Dallas) and Romeo and Juliet(Shakespeare at Notre Dame).

Allmond designed sound for the tours of As Much I Can (Viiv national tour), Lucy Loves Desi (L.A. Theatre Works national tour) and Wild Fire (Denver Center for the Performing Arts regional tour).

Allmond has also composed original works for Untitled Baby Play (IAMA Theatre Company), Famous (11:11 Experience) and A Walk in My Neighborhood(Atwater Village Art Install). She holds an MFA from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

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South Coast Repertory

South Coast Repertory is a Tony Award-winning theatre is known for producing classics, contemporary hits and world premieres, for having the largest new-play development program in the nation and for advancing the art of theatre in service to the community. 

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