Resident lighting designer
Cathie Anderson is our Resident Lighting Designer. Cathie has provided stellar lighting environments for many top-flight performers at Brava including Eddie Izzard, Eden Comedy Show featuring Gina Yashere, and the legendary Trio Los Panchos. Cathie also provided lighting for the plays Scalpel!, Fou Fou Ha, New Fire and most recently, In A Daughter's Eyes and many more. She is a teaching artists in lighting design to youth in Brava's San Francisco Running Crew. Cathie is available for independent hire!
Cathie Anderson, Lighting Designer, designs stage lighting for live theatrical performance, dance, concerts, and special events. Originally from Honolulu, Cathie worked for ten years in facility production management for Honolulu's top entertainment center - exposing her to some of the world's most prestigious touring events and production crews. These events included "Phantom of the Opera", Van Halen, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Pavarotti, Stars on Ice, and hundreds of other international events. Cathie grew an affinity toward lighting and began to study stage lighting and develop a professional lighting career. In her first year of theatrical lighting design, she received Hawaii State Theater Council's Po'okela award for Excellence in Stage Lighting. Since moving to San Francisco, Cathie received multiple local lighting awards, and a nomination for a local design by Broadway World.com. Cathie recently received the Bay Area Theater Critics Council award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design for mid-size theaters. Cathie also teaches Stage Lighting Design for Brava’s Running Crew, and enjoys helping young budding stage artists and technicians to explore the world of stage lighting and all it can contribute to a live theatrical production. Cathie loves working with Brava! for Women in the Arts, an organization she highly respects that works closely with a community that is close to her heart.