Allen Lee Hughes

Associate Arts Professor

BA, Catholic University; M.F.A., New York University. Broadway credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Clybourne Park, Having Our Say,Mule Bone, and Once on this Island (Tony nomination), K2 (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Joseph Maharam Award)Strange Interlude (Tony nomination), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and Quilters. New York credits include designs at the Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, New York Shakespeare Festival, and Lincoln Center Theater and Off-Broadway. He is the recipient of the 2003 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design and the 1997 Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. Mr. Hughes is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards in Washington and has been nominated eight other times. He has worked with many outstanding artists including Daniel Sullivan, Pam MacKinnon, Dianne McIntyre, Douglas C. Wager, Michael Kahn, Ruben Santiago-Hudson,   Todd Kreidler, Molly Smith, Seret Scott, Kyle Donnelly, Tim Bond, Emily Mann, Israel Hicks, Gordon Davidson, Wendy Goldberg, Victor Pappas, Debbie Allen, Carmen De Lavallade,  Derrick Sanders,  Eliot Feld, Robert Woodruff, Gordon Edelstein, Loretta Greco, Anna Deavere Smith, Jackie Moscou, Eric Schaeffer, Lou Bellamy, Marion McClinton, Liviu Ciulei, Joe Dowling, Bill Rauch, Kenny Leon, Tazewell Thompson, Jonathan Wilson, Garland Wright, Graciela Daniele, Sheldon Epps, Douglas Turner Ward, Elia Kazan, and Zelda Fichandler. His work is seen at major theaters throughout the country, including the McCarter Theatre, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Intiman Theatre, Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre, Denver Center, and Alliance Theatre. His dance designs include works for American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Tech, Hartford Ballet, and Pilobolus Dance Theatre. He has designed over sixty productions at Washington’s Arena Stage where the Fellows Program has been named in his honor. 

Courses

Lighting Design II, Production Lighting II, Collaboration, Playreading

Education

B.A., Catholic University
M.F.A., New York University