Will Coeur

Resident Lighting Designer and Production Manager
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Will Coeur is a theatrical designer specializing in Lighting, Projection, and Sound Design. Will graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Illinois University, and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Lighting Design from Western Illinois University. Will has worked in theatres of all shapes and sizes around the country, and is constantly trying to stay on the cutting edge of theatre including serving as the primary alpha tester for new theatre-focused softwares. Outside of design Will focuses his efforts on automating systems and processes for how we approach theatre to improve efficiency primarily through creating integrated media control systems that can fire all cues from a single control station. Favorite designs include Songs for a New World (Iowa State University), Into the Woods (McLeod Summer Playhouse), La Traviata (Opera Southwest), and Aladdin (Fulton Theatre). www.coeurdesigns.net


Show Credits 

  • Production Manager, The Velveteen Rabbit, 2023
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager, Head Over Heels, 2023
  • Sound Designer/Video Designer/Production Manager, She Kills Monsters, 2023
  • Video Designer/Production Manager, Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!, 2022
  • Scenic Designer/Video Designer/Production Manager, Polaroid Stories, 2022
  • Production Manager, Iowa Insect Pageant, 2022 
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager, BABA, 2022 
  • Production Manager, One-Act Play Festival, 2022 
  • Lighting Designer, Street Scene, 2021 
  • Production Manager, Corners Grove, 2021 
  • Production Manager, Climate Change Theatre Action, 2021 
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager, Songs for a New World, 2021 
  • Production Manager, Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege, 2021
  • Production Manager, On the Horizon: Festival of Student-Produced Work, 2021
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager, Our Community Carol: A Blue Print for a Play, 2020
  • SFX Supervisor/Editor, Our Community Carol: A Blue Print for a Play, 2020
  • Production Manager, Sometimes de Rain, Sometimes the Sea, 2020
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager, Of the Deep: Meditations Upon the Death of a Blue Whale, 2020
  • Production Manager, Perform the Protest: A Theatre Action for Our Time, 2020
  • Production Manager, 9 to 5, 2020 [CANCELED]
  • Production Manager, The Wolves, 2020
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager/Sound Designer, Anon(ymous), 2019
  • Production Manager, Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure, 2019
  • Production Manager/Lighting Designer, Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way, 2019


M.F.A. in Lighting Design, Western Illinois University
B.A. in Theatre, Southern Illinois University