[Solomon’s resume is available here.]

Solomon is a freelance lighting designer for live performance of all kinds. Based in Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn, New York, he is a frequent collaborator with legendary director Robert Wilson. Recent project with Mr. Wilson 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).

Selected New York credits: Duat (Soho Rep); Men on Boats (Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb); This is the Color... (Door 10/Baryshnikov Arts Center); Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots (Public - Under the Radar); America is Hard to See (LifeJacket/HERE); Rite of Spring (Martha Graham Dance Co.); The Soldier’s Tale (Carnegie Hall); The Velveteen Rabbit (Atlantic for Kids); 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.

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, 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.

Selected upcoming projects:

  • Only Human with Christine Bonansea at Danspace Project, NYC. November 2018

  • Turandot with Robert Wilson and John Torres at Teatro Real, Madrid. November 2018

  • A Christmas Carol with Brian Weaver at Portland Playhouse. December 2018

  • Oedipus with Robert Wilson at Teatro Mercadante, Napoli. January 2019

  • Il Trovatore with Robert Wilson at Teatro Comunale di Bologna. January 2019

  • Eugene Onegin with Paul Curran / Yale Opera, Shubert Theatre. February 2019

  • Otello with Robert Wilson at Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Germany. April 2019

  • Breath of Life with Ken Rus Schmoll at Portland Center Stage. May 2019

  • Oedipus with Robert Wilson at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Greece. June 2019


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