Lily Bartenstein is a third-year MFA candidate in scenic design with interests in projection design and lighting.
She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities with a concentration in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Chicago. From 2008 to 2012, she managed the MeX Theater in the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, KY, where she developed the MeX Theater Initiative to return the space to its original mission of supporting the artistic development of the local theater and performance community. She also worked as a freelance scenic and lighting designer, most notably with Walden Theatre, a theatre training program for students aged 8-18, and with The Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company, where she is a company member.
At UC San Diego: Campo Maldito (scenic), The Mango Farmer of Vermont (scenic) Harawi (lighting, UCSD Dept of Music), Radiance (scenic & projection design, IDEAS series workshop), The Grapes of Wrath (scenic), An Evening with Will and the Witch (scenic and lighting), Hamelin (lighting), Ex Machina (lighting), WinterWorks 2012 (scenic), and In the Red & Brown Water (assistant scenic designer).
Regional Theatre: Ether Dome (Associate Projection Design, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre) Selected other design work: Negative Objects (short film, production design), Bunbury Theatre Company: Buried Child (scenic); Savage Rose: The Importance of Being Earnest (scenic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (lighting), Miss Julie (scenic and lighting), The Knight of the Burning Pestle (lighting), The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus (lighting); Walden Theatre: Phantom Band (scenic, lighting and costumes), Camino Real (scenic and lighting), When in Disgrace (scenic), Alice in Wonderland (scenic).