Christine A. Binder (she/her) is a Chicago based lighting designer who has been working in theatre, opera, and dance for over 30 years. Her opera designs include work with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, San Francisco Opera, Tulsa Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, New York City Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Sieji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Japan, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. In theatre, she has designed lighting for Writer’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory Theatre, and Geva Theatre Company among many others. She has been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award several times as well as the Suzy Bass award in Atlanta, and is the recipient of the Dora Award for Best Lighting Design for the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Eugene Onegin. She is the Head of Lighting Design for The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Bio as of 2023
MFA Lighting Design and Technology, Northern Illinois University