Benjamin Norman is a proud native of New Orleans, LA and received his M.F.A. in Lighting Design and Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi. His career has taken him from Louisiana to Mississippi, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Las Vegas, and New York City, where he worked for The Flea Theater, Inside the Actors Studio, and Blue Man Group. Most recently, before returning to Louisiana, Benjamin was part of the install team for the night-time spectacular Rivers of Light at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom.
Benjamin's career has afforded him the opportunity to not just develop as a designer and entertainment technician, but to explore other aspects of theatre such as: performance, directing, script analysis, and stage combat. His current projects include combining original orchestrations, body movement, and lighting to create unique visual and aural experiences.
He is a member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (Local 631), the United States Institute for Theatrical Technology, the Society of American Fight Directors, and is recognized as an Advanced Theatrical Combatant with Dueling Arts International.
Courses taught include: Introduction to Theatre, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Theatre Technology, and Stage Combat.
Visit www.benjamin-norman.com to view and listen to his design work.