Caitlin Smith Rapoport

Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Yale School of Drama

Caitlin is a Lighting Designer for theater, opera, dance, live events, and many things in between. She hails from California (where she discovered theater and sunshine), then came to Massachusetts (where she discovered lighting design and New England sarcasm), she has never looked back from either.

Caitlin received her BA in Theater and English from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Upon graduating she began a freelance design career that took her to museums, tiny puppet theaters, old opera houses, and on tour with a circus, before pursuing her MFA in Design at the Yale School of Drama.

Recent credits include Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (Yale Repertory Theatre), Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (Yale School of Drama) The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmat (Yale School of Drama) Thunderbodies by Kate Tarker (Carlotta Festival of New Plays) Quartet by Heiner Muller (Yale Cabaret)

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Hedda Gabler | Caitlin Smith Rapoport

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Katherine McGerr. Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Scenic Design: Adrian Matrinez Frausto, Costume Design: Soule Golden, Sound Design: Steve Brush. Yale School of Drama, University Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The Visit | Caitlin Smith Rapoport

The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmat. Directed by Cole Lewis. Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Scenic Design: Chika Shimizu, Costume Design: Montana Blanco, Projection Design: Kristen Fergason, Sound Design: Brian Hickey. Yale School of Drama, Iseman Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

THUNDERBODIES | Caitlin Smith Rapoport

Thunderbodies by Kate Tarker. Directed by Dustin Wills. Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Scenic Design: Kurtis Boetcher, Costume Design: Montana Blanco, Projection Design: Shawn Boyle, Sound Design: Sam Ferguson. Yale School of Drama, Carlotta Festival of New Plays, Iseman Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

 

Quartet | Caitlin Smith Rapoport

Quartet by Heiner Muller. Directed by David Bruin. Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Scenic Design: Mariana Sanchez, Costume Design:Fabian Aguilar, Sound Design: Kate Marvin. Yale Cabaret. Photo by Joey Moro