a little about me

Molly Tiede is a professional Lighting Designer and Associate Lighting Designer. She designed in NYC theaters such as the Gerald Lynch Theater, Abingdon Theater, The Sheen Center, DiCapo Opera, Abrons Arts Center, and theaters outside NYC; Colorado University in Boulder, Paramount Theater in NJ, Hettenhausen Center for the Arts in Saint Louis and The Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City. Molly was resident designer in NYC at The Marymount School, Westside YMCA, and Beautiful Soup Theater Co.  She has served as both associate and assistant in theaters and with companies such as the Walter Kerr Theater, The Vaudeville Theater-West End London, The Vineyard Theater, Signature Theater, The Labyrinth Theater Company, George Street Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Boston Lyric Opera, Alley Theater, Tectonic Theater Project, The Old Globe in San Diego, The Santa Fe Opera, Roundabout Theater Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Colorado and Two River Theater. In Salt Lake City she was a lighting supervisor at Utah Valley University and designed with several companies in the Salt Lake City area on world premiere productions and with all female producing teams. Molly retains a close relationship with McKendree University, her undergraduate alma mater, and frequently returns to design and mentor students.


Molly also worked for Bentley Meeker, a large corporate event company in NYC. Working first as an Associate to the Creative Director, and then as Designer, she assisted and designed corporate events and private parties for the elite of NYC such as; Facebook, Instagram, Brooklyn Half Marathon, Target, Conde Nast, Bentley Motorsports, Paul Frank, leading fashion designers, movie premieres and more. She was the designer for Hamilton’s Tony Awards after party where she also designed sound for The Roots member: Questlove. Molly was associate designer for Target’s Spectacular Event featuring John Legend, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chinese State Dinner event at The White House, The Whitney Museum Grand Opening also featuring the First Lady and Saturday Night Live’s 30th Anniversary Party at The Plaza Hotel as well as many others.


Currently, Molly is Assistant Professor of Lighting Design at Ohio University, continuing her freelance career and is the resident associate lighting designer with Opera Colorado in Denver.

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