Porsche McGovern

Lighting Designer

BIO:


Porsche McGovern is a lighting designer. She designed Skeleton Crew and We Are Proud to Present... (Playmakers Repertory Company), The Thanksgiving Play (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), A Single Shard (People's Light and Theatre Company), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). In New York, she designed Mothers (Playwrights Realm), Ghetto Babylon (Dramatic Question Theatre), many shows with Spookfish Theatre Company, among others. She has an MFA from California Institute for the Arts and a BA from St. Lawrence University.


She is pleased to have served on the TCG Programming council (2017-18) the USA829 Diversity Committee (Nov 2015 - Jun 2020), and the curation team for the United States National professional exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2019. She is currently serving on the Howlround advisory board and the artEquity Alumni Navigation team.


Porsche McGovern is the author of the Howlround series, “Who Designs & Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun”. She interviewed people of color working in production and/or design jobs for the Illuminations blog at Stage Directions Magazine from September 2016 to March 2020. She is a frequent panelist, speaker, and facilitator at regional and national events for conversations on diversity in theatrical design. She has been honored to attend the artEquity National Facilitation Training 2016, the Berkshire Leadership Summit, workshops with Equity Quotient, the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism Community Organizing workshop, and the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute Immersion NYC. She is a consultant for Year of the Stage Manager 2020/21.

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