Click to Open Search Bar

Justin Townsend

International Lighting and Set Designer for Performance

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Justin Townsend Biography

Justin Townsend is an international lighting and set designer for performance.

Nominated for the 2016 Tony Awards for The Humans and American Psycho. Nominated for the 2016 Drama Desk Awards for The Humans and American Psycho.

His Broadway lighting designs include: American Psycho, The Humans, Casa Valentina, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Other Place, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Henry Hewes Award.

Mr. Townsend received an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design in 2014. Additional awards include: Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award for Here Lies Love, The 2006 USITT Rising Star Award, IRNE Award for The Blue Flower and Elliot Norton Awards for The Blue Flower and The Onion Cellar. He has been nominated for many other awards including: Audelco, Lucille Lortel, Ovation, and Helen Hayes Awards. Mr. Townsend is a member of the Obie-winning Theatre of a Two Headed Calf. In 2011, his work was featured in four productions in the American Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial.

Mr. Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Brooklyn College.

LIGHTING DESIGN Broadway Designs include: Casa Valentina, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha And Spike, The Other Place, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Outer Critics Circle nom., Henry Hewes nom.) Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel), Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike (Lincoln Center), Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons), The Other Place (Manhattan Class Company), Unnatural Acts (Lortel nom.) and Galileo (Classic Stage Company), Lucy Thurber's Monstrosity (13P), Opus (Primary Stages), Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Eve Ensler's The Treatment (Culture Project), Food Project (Lightbox), Drums of the Waves of the Horikawa (Theatre of a Two Headed Calf), Beauty on the Vine, Palace of the End and Mahida's Extra Key to Heaven (Epic Theatre), On the Levee and the upcoming Luck of the Irish (LCT3). Additionally, he has made Three on a Couch, Thirst, The Fever Chart, and Unanswered, We Ride with his wife, director and performer, Elena Araoz.

Regionally, he has worked at such companies as American Repertory Theatre (Elliot Norton Award for The Onion Cellar; IRNE and Elliot Norton Award for The Blue Flower), Alliance Theatre, Arden Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Bard SummerScape, Boston Court, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Folger Shakespeare Library (Helen Hayes nom. for Hamlet), Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre (Ovation nom. for Apollo), La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and PlayMakers Rep.

Internationally, his work has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Festival Frictions in Dijon France, Prague Shakespeare Festival, and in Cabaret Unkempt by Jennylin Duany which toured Central America, initially created in Miami, Florida.

He developed a Luce, or light organ, with collaborator Anna Gawboy to invoke the ideas of Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus, in 2012 and had a performance at Woolsey Hall at Yale University. Since that performance the design has travelled to Utah and Cape Cod Symphonies

SET DESIGN Recent work includes A Winter’s Tale with Lear Debessonet as apart of PUBLICWORKS at the Delacourt Theatre in Central Park, A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway, and Architecture of Becoming, with the Women’s Project.

Additional Work includes: Paul Bunyan with director James Robinson and conductor Stephen Lord at the Paramount in Boston; Odyssey with Lear Debessonet at the Old Globe’s outdoor stage; You, My Mother with Two Headed Calf at the Ellen Stewart at LaMama; 39 Steps at Portland Center Stage with director Nancy Keystone; Major Barbara with Two-Headed Calf (created first at the University of Rochester International Theatre Program and then recreated at LaMAMA Annex); Dysphoria and Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Songs of Schubert both directed by Alec Duffy; Bone Portraits and St. Joan of the Stockyard both with Lear Debessonet; Twelfth Night and Miss Julie both directed by Jen Harvey.

Mr. Townsend holds an Master of Fine Arts Degree from California Institute for the Arts working with Christopher Akerlind, Chris Barreca, and Erik Ehn. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in theatre from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied intensively with Penny Remsen and Miguel Romero. Additionally, he has trained in Saratoga Springs and Los Angeles with the SITI company as a part of their summer intensive.

-
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Justin Townsend?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Justin Townsend for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Justin Townsend, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Justin Townsend or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Justin Townsend?

    Booking fees for Justin Townsend, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Justin Townsend, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Justin Townsend?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Justin Townsend for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Justin Townsend for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Justin Townsend or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Justin Townsend or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Justin Townsend

International Lighting and Set Designer for Performance

Travels From:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Speaking Fee:

Justin Townsend Biography

Justin Townsend is an international lighting and set designer for performance.

Nominated for the 2016 Tony Awards for The Humans and American Psycho. Nominated for the 2016 Drama Desk Awards for The Humans and American Psycho.

His Broadway lighting designs include: American Psycho, The Humans, Casa Valentina, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Other Place, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Henry Hewes Award.

Mr. Townsend received an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design in 2014. Additional awards include: Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award for Here Lies Love, The 2006 USITT Rising Star Award, IRNE Award for The Blue Flower and Elliot Norton Awards for The Blue Flower and The Onion Cellar. He has been nominated for many other awards including: Audelco, Lucille Lortel, Ovation, and Helen Hayes Awards. Mr. Townsend is a member of the Obie-winning Theatre of a Two Headed Calf. In 2011, his work was featured in four productions in the American Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial.

Mr. Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Brooklyn College.

LIGHTING DESIGN Broadway Designs include: Casa Valentina, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha And Spike, The Other Place, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Outer Critics Circle nom., Henry Hewes nom.) Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel), Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike (Lincoln Center), Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons), The Other Place (Manhattan Class Company), Unnatural Acts (Lortel nom.) and Galileo (Classic Stage Company), Lucy Thurber's Monstrosity (13P), Opus (Primary Stages), Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Eve Ensler's The Treatment (Culture Project), Food Project (Lightbox), Drums of the Waves of the Horikawa (Theatre of a Two Headed Calf), Beauty on the Vine, Palace of the End and Mahida's Extra Key to Heaven (Epic Theatre), On the Levee and the upcoming Luck of the Irish (LCT3). Additionally, he has made Three on a Couch, Thirst, The Fever Chart, and Unanswered, We Ride with his wife, director and performer, Elena Araoz.

Regionally, he has worked at such companies as American Repertory Theatre (Elliot Norton Award for The Onion Cellar; IRNE and Elliot Norton Award for The Blue Flower), Alliance Theatre, Arden Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Bard SummerScape, Boston Court, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Folger Shakespeare Library (Helen Hayes nom. for Hamlet), Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre (Ovation nom. for Apollo), La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and PlayMakers Rep.

Internationally, his work has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Festival Frictions in Dijon France, Prague Shakespeare Festival, and in Cabaret Unkempt by Jennylin Duany which toured Central America, initially created in Miami, Florida.

He developed a Luce, or light organ, with collaborator Anna Gawboy to invoke the ideas of Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus, in 2012 and had a performance at Woolsey Hall at Yale University. Since that performance the design has travelled to Utah and Cape Cod Symphonies

SET DESIGN Recent work includes A Winter’s Tale with Lear Debessonet as apart of PUBLICWORKS at the Delacourt Theatre in Central Park, A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway, and Architecture of Becoming, with the Women’s Project.

Additional Work includes: Paul Bunyan with director James Robinson and conductor Stephen Lord at the Paramount in Boston; Odyssey with Lear Debessonet at the Old Globe’s outdoor stage; You, My Mother with Two Headed Calf at the Ellen Stewart at LaMama; 39 Steps at Portland Center Stage with director Nancy Keystone; Major Barbara with Two-Headed Calf (created first at the University of Rochester International Theatre Program and then recreated at LaMAMA Annex); Dysphoria and Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Songs of Schubert both directed by Alec Duffy; Bone Portraits and St. Joan of the Stockyard both with Lear Debessonet; Twelfth Night and Miss Julie both directed by Jen Harvey.

Mr. Townsend holds an Master of Fine Arts Degree from California Institute for the Arts working with Christopher Akerlind, Chris Barreca, and Erik Ehn. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in theatre from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied intensively with Penny Remsen and Miguel Romero. Additionally, he has trained in Saratoga Springs and Los Angeles with the SITI company as a part of their summer intensive.

Speaker Lists Featuring Justin Townsend

FAQs on booking Justin Townsend

  • How to book Justin Townsend?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Justin Townsend for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Justin Townsend, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Justin Townsend or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Justin Townsend?

    Booking fees for Justin Townsend, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Justin Townsend, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Justin Townsend?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Justin Townsend for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Justin Townsend for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Justin Townsend or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Justin Townsend or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Justin Townsend is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Justin Townsend for your event is available upon request. Justin Townsend generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Howell Binkley, Natasha Katz, Santo Loquasto, Mimi Lien and Paul Tazewell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Justin Townsend for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Justin Townsend

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP