[Solomon’s resume is available here.]

Solomon is a freelance lighting designer for live performance of all kinds based in Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon.

Selected New York credits: Duat (Soho Rep); Men on Boats (World Premiere: Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb); This is the Color... (Door 10/Baryshnikov Arts Center); Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots (with Lileana Blain-Cruz at the Public/Under the Radar); America is Hard to See (LifeJacket/HERE); Rite of Spring (Martha Graham Dance Co.); The Soldier’s Tale (Carnegie Hall); Enemy of the People, The Pavilion, Expecting Isabel, Muswell Hill (Barrow Group); The Film Society (Keen / Theatre Row); I Came to Look for You on Tuesday (La Mama); White’s Lies (New World Stages). He is a core member of SHC.

Solomon is a frequent collaborator with director Robert Wilson. Recent projects include Otello (Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Germany); Il Trovatore (Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Regio di Parma, Italy); and Oedipus (Ancient Theatre of Pompeii, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, and Teatro Mercadante di Napoli, Italy).

Regionally: Arden, Berkshire Theatre Group, Magic, Merry-Go-Round, Portland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Portland Stage, Quintessence, Tri-Cities Opera, Westport Country Playhouse, Yale Rep.

Solomon's work in dance, dance/theatre and avant-garde music includes original full-length pieces with Alethea Adsitt, Jennifer Archibald, Jonah Bokaer, Christine Bonansea, Joshua Beamish/MOVE, Maria Chavez, Ximena Garnica / Leimay, Lane Gifford, Invisible Anatomy, LoudHound Movement, Martha Graham Dance Company, Ofelia Loret de Mola, Patrick Lovejoy, Belinda McGuire, Stefanie Nelson, Patricia Noworol, The Nerve Tank (as resident designer), Waxfactory, and four major works as associate set designer with Bill T Jones.

As an educator and guest artist, Solomon has taught and worked with students at Bard, Barnard, Connecticut College, City College, Columbia, DeSales, East Stroudsburg, Fordham, NYU/Tisch, The New School, Princeton, University of the Arts, University of Rochester (where he was visiting adjunct faculty), Quinnipiac, and Yale.

He earned his BFA with honors from Ithaca College and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


photo: Laura Brichta

photo: Laura Brichta

Awards / Honors:

  • Drammy Nomination, pen/man/ship at Portland Playhouse, 2017

  • Barrymore nomination, The Secret Garden with Arden Theatre Company, 2016

  • Finalist of Opera America’s “Emerging Director/Designer Showcase”, 2015

  • Featured in American Theatre Magazine's "Production Notebook" for Quartet v4.0 with WaxFactory, May/June 2010

  • Drammy Nomination, A Christmas Carol with Portland Playhouse, 2013

  • Stanley R. McCandless Fellow, Yale School of Drama

  • George Harrison Senie Scholar, Yale School of Drama

  • Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829