Dennis Parichy

Dennis Parichy is an award-winning American lighting designer. Parichy has designed lights for more than 15 Broadway productions since 1976. Parichy has been nominated three times for a Tony Award for his work on Redwood Curtain, Fifth of July, and Talley's Folly, for which he won a Drama Desk Award. He was resident lighting designer for Circle Repertory Company where he worked with director Marshall Mason on the first productions of plays by many American playwrights, most notably Lanford Wilson. He lit many productions for The Manhattan Theatre Club and continues to design for regional theatres throughout the country. These include The Arizona Theatre Company, The Pioneer Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, The McCarter Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep and People's Light and Theatre Company, where he is an Associate Artist. He received an OBIE for Distinguished Lighting Design for his work off-Broadway.

Parichy trained at Northwestern University under Prof. Theodore Fuchs, and has himself taught many other designers at Barnard College, Brandeis University and, currently, at SUNY Purchase. He is author of the book Illuminating the Play: The Artistry of Lighting Design.

Date Play Venue Role
May 1, 1985 As Is Lyceum Theatre Lighting Design
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