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Dennis Parichy

Member since 2004

Dennis’ designs at People’s Light include Theophilus North, Humble Boy, Splittin’ the Raft, The Giver, Anne of Green Gables, Robin Hood, Something You Did, Man from Nebraska, Fabulation, Jason & the Golden Fleece, The Member of the Wedding, A Higher Place in Heaven, Sleeping Beauty: A Comic Panto in the British Style, The Miser, String of Pearls, Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire, The Little Red Riding Hood Show, The Little Prince, and In the Blood. Other credits here include He Held Me Grand, The Secret Garden, Book of Days, The Memory of Water, Afternoon of the Elves, and More Grimm Tales. He has worked throughout the United States in stock, regional theatre, Off-Broadway, Broadway, and internationally since 1959. He was Resident Lighting Designer for Circle Repertory Company from 1976-1995 and designed the premieres of many of Lanford Wilson’s plays.  He designed the American premieres of Athol Fugard’s Valley Song, Playland, My Children! My Africa!, the New York premiere of The Road to Mecca, and the world premiere of Sorrows & Rejoicings. Broadway credits include Talley’s Folly, Burn This, Redwood Curtain, The Water Engine, and Penn & Teller. Recent designs include Twelfth Night for Arizona Theatre Co., The Constant Wife for the Olney Theatre Center, Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure for Kansas City Rep, Rabbit Hole for the Huntington Theatre, and Heartbreak House for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. He has received an OBIE, a Drama Desk Award, and Drama-Logue Awards for his designs. He teaches lighting design at Purchase College.