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Manuel Garrido is a theatre artist-educator who has been working as a professional lighting designer on Operas, Musicals, Dance and Theatre since 2009.

Manuel is currently working at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA-East) as a full time Lighting Designer for the Drama Department. Since he joined UW… Read More
Manuel Garrido is a theatre artist-educator who has been working as a professional lighting designer on Operas, Musicals, Dance and Theatre since 2009.

Manuel is currently 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 developed 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. He works one on one with students and teachers in order to develop an artistic concept for their performances. The creative process that is part of a lighting design has been scaffolded and broken down into simple steps for the students. Moreover, 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 2009 Manuel 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 2013 Manuel designed Glass Anatomy, 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.

In 2014 Manuel has started collaborating with the International School Theatre Association (ISTA) as an Artist In-Residence organising Master Classes about different elements of Lighting Design for IB Drama Students.

Manuel is a member of the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD). 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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