Christine A. Binder is a Chicago based designer who has been designing lighting in theatre, opera, and dance for nearly 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, Geneva Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. She has designed lighting for Writers Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Recent designs include Parade for Writers Theatre; The Pearl Fishers directed by Denni Sayers for Tulsa Opera; and Bright Half Life for About Face Theatre Company. Some upcoming designs include 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas and Plantation! for Lookingglass, and The Agitators directed by Logan Vaughn for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY.
Christine is the Head of Lighting Design at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She resides in Oak Park with her husband Claude and their son Cody.
Bio as of 2017
MFA Lighting Design and Technology, Northern Illinois University