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Assistant Professor of Theatre Production

Pictured is Cat Wilson. Photo | Randall Coleman


  • M.F.A., Lighting Design, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.F.A., Psychology and Technical Theatre, Tufts University

Courses Taught

  • Lighting Design
  • Professional Preparation for Design
  • Elements of Stagecraft
  • Electricity for the Theatre


Cat Wilson is thrilled to join the Conservatory of Performing Arts faculty at Point Park University. Previously, she was a freelance lighting and projection designer in Chicago, working for Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Hell in a Handbag Productions, Emerald City Theatre, A&A Ballet, The Joffrey Academy, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, among others. In Pittsburgh, she has worked with Kinetic Theatre and Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, and designed shows for Point Park before joining the faculty. 

Wilson believes in maintaining an active design career in order to provide students with a link to professional work, and actively enjoys using students as assistants, providing introductions to summer internships, and helping bridge the gap between school and their careers. 

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Memberships

  • United Scenic Artists local USA 829
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Selected Artistic Works

  •  Twilight Bowl (new work), Goodman Theatre, Lighting Designer
  •  Yasmina's Necklace (new work), Goodman Theatre and 16th Street Theatre, Lighting Designer
  •  Queen of the Mist, Firebrand Theatre, Lighting Designer
  • The Art Deco Nutcracker, A&A Ballet, Lighting and Projection Designer
  • Caroline or Change, Firebrand Theatre, Lighting Designer
  • The Cake, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Lighting Designer
  • The Wolf at the End of the Block, 16th Street Theatre, Lighting Designer
  • Miracle, A Cubs Musical (new work), Royan George Theatre, Associate Projection Designer

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Lighting Design (nomination), The Wolf at the End of the Block, 2018
  • Live Design Magazine Young Designer to Watch, 2015 
  • Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Lighting Design, City of Dreadful Night, 2013
  • USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company, 2012

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