Cat Tate Starmer
Why light? How can we use it create an emotional landscape and an intimate narrative? How is something so essential so invisible? I'm constantly learning about light: simple, malleable, seeking truth. We find it everywhere and are entranced when it finds us.
My work has been seen off-broadway and at regional theatres. Outside theatre, I've created lighting sculptures and installations that have been presented as community-building immersive experiences in both traditional galleries and found spaces. I make useful art.
In the theatre: Off Broadway productions include Georgia Mertching is Dead at Ensemble Studio Theater; Hold These Truths and Macbeth at Epic Theatre Company; and American Journalero at Working Theater. Regionally, Cat has designed They Promised Her the Moon and Hurricane Diane at the Old Globe; Frankenstein and Steel Magnolias at Guthrie Theater; Murder on the Orient Express and 1984 at Alley Theatre; Buzz at Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Hold These Truths at Barrington Stage Company. International projects include Vital Voices: Seven in Deauville FR.
I'm always looking for the why. Why are we creating this? Why now? Why is it essential? I want to be a part of telling stories that lift unheard and ignored voices. I want to engage with audiences that are overlooked or forgotten. I want to be a part of transforming lives.
"…with gorgeous lighting by Cat Tate Starmer." -The New Yorker