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Calvin Anderson

Calvin Anderson (he/him/they/them) is a lighting/ projection designer and production manager. They have a strong pull towards the devised, radical and risky, while leaning towards projects with heart and trust. Preferred genres include dance, theater, live music, opera, cabaret and drag.

Career highlights include The Method Gun (Wesleyan University/ CT), Late Night Snacks 2019 (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia) Oscar at the Crown (The Neon Coven/ NYC), Old Man and the Sea (Pittsburgh Playhouse, PA) and Flipzoids (Generator Theater/ Alaska). Calvin was Lighting Director for Ailey II, and Production Manager for Do You Want a Cookie? (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia). He is resident lighting & projection designer with FJK Dance in New York and has had the privilege to tour the world over with various projects.

Calvin is also an educator, mentor and proud member of Wingspace Theatrical Design and United Scenic Artists Local 829. #blacklivesmatter.

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Not a Pipeline Problem, a Problem with the Pipeline
Essay

Not a Pipeline Problem, a Problem with the Pipeline

1 September 2021

Designers Calvin Anderson, Sherrice Mojgani, and Amber Whatley share their individual perspectives on how design education in the United States is lacking and what they are doing to fill in the gaps.

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