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Steven Young


Steven Young teaches lighting at UCLA TFT. Recent lighting design work includes Cabaret, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, The Last Five Years, American Idiot, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables and Next to Normal for La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby Entertainment. Other credits include more than 40 concerts for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles; Putting It Together and A Year With Frog and Toad for South Coast Repertory; Boulevard of Broken Dreams at the Coconut Grove Playhouse; A Time for Love for Studio Arena Theatre; plus God Save Gertrude and Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings for Theatre@ Boston Court. Young has received three Los Angeles Ovation Awards, the LA Weekly Award, five Garland Awards, and the LADCC Angstrom Lifetime Achievement Award.

As principal designer for lighting design firm Visual Terrain, Young has designed two attractions for Wuhan Movie Park, plus Chimelong’s 5D Theatre in Ocean Kingdom, both in China; the USA Pavilion at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu; South Korea' the Dragons Wild Shooting attraction at Lotte World in Seoul; Northern Lights, an immersive media experience in Edmonton Canada; and Beyond All Boundaries for the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, in addition to retail stores at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and Leica Camera in West Hollywood.

Young is a proud member of USA-829, the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Themed Entertainment Association.