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Manuel Garrido is a theatre artist-educator who has been working internationally as a professional stage lighting designer on plays, musicals, dance and opera.

In 2008, before he graduated as a cinematographer, he began collaborating as a lighting designer with a renowned Argentinian stage director. This fruitf… Read More
Manuel Garrido is a theatre artist-educator who has been working internationally as a professional stage lighting designer on plays, musicals, dance and opera.

In 2008, before he graduated as a cinematographer, he began collaborating as a lighting designer with a renowned Argentinian stage director. This fruitful creative relationship spanned over 3 years and developed almost ten productions for the stage such as Happy End (2009), La Grande Magia (2010) and Mozart's Opera Don Giovanni (2010) staged at the “Teatro Argentino de La Plata” that is the second most important lyric opera house in Argentina.

In 2009 he toured to China as the Technical Director of a Ballet Company who performed at The 11th China Shanghai International Arts Festival in the Shanghai Grand Theatre, China.

In 2011 he moved to Singapore with his wife and started working at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA-East) as a full time Lighting Designer for the Drama Department. Since he joined UWCSEA he has been developing a well-rounded approach to the planning and implementation of the lighting design within an educational institution covering the technical, the artistic and the pedagogical aspects. Lighting workshops are conducted every year in order to guarantee that students are familiar with fundamental concepts such as lighting angles, colour, and basic programming from GCSE.

In 2013 Manuel designed Glass Anatomy《搭错车》a Chinese Musical at The Esplanade National Theatre in Singapore. In March 2014 Manuel toured with this show that performed in the 3rd Original Musical Festival 2014 organized by the Shanghai Culture Square. Manuel is actively involved in the professional local theatre industry. In June 2014 he designed the lighting for Ibsen’s “A Dolls House” at the Drama Centre in the National Library of Singapore. Read Less
  • Lighting Designer
    UWCSEA - East Campus — Singapore City, Singapore
  • Lighting Design for Musical: "GLASS ANATOMY" by Toy Factory Productions
    The Esplanade Co Ltd. — Singapore, Singapore
  • Lighting Design for Opera: “Don Giovanni”
    Teatro Argentino de La Plata Lyric Opera House — La Plata, Argentina
  • Lighting Design for Theatre Play: "La Gran Magia"
    Complejo Teatral de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires — Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Technical Director/ Lighting Designer Oratorio & Dance "CARMINA BURANA" at the The 11th China Shanghai International Arts Festival
    Shanghai Grand Theatre - Lyric Theatre — Shanghai, China
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Member Since: Feb 15, 2011