Edward Saunders

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Edward Saunders

Technical Director


Ed is a lighting designer for performance. His portfolio features work for theatre, dance, opera, and film, and his designs have been received across the UK and abroad to critical acclaim. Now designing primarily for site-specific and cross-arts work, it is at the interface of different disciplines that his jointly inventive and practical approach is most rewarded. Coupled with this spirit of collaboration is a curiosity as to role of light in defining space that is jointly inhabited by movement, music, and fabric: it is with this in mind that he lights work for Ante Terminum Productions, including most notably a multisensory staging of Stockhausen’s Stimmung at St Bartholomew Hospital’s Pathology Museum.

In 2018, he travelled to Kyiv where he lit a showcase of new Ukrainian writing. His work on this project now forms part of the Staging Places digital exhibition of performance design, represented by the Association of British Theatre Designers at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Ed previously received a Commendation for Design from the National Student Drama Festival for his work on Gruffdog’s Peer Gynt. Since then, Ed’s most notable work has included a touring production of Twelfth Night in Japan, as well as Luke Brown Dance’s tour of For You I Long the Longest which was recently restaged for The National Theatre’s River Stage festival. Ed currently works as a relighter for National Dance Company Wales.

https://www.edwardjamessaunders.co.uk/