Levert “Levi” Wilkins (he/his) (Lighting Design) Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, Lighting Designer, Levi J. Wilkins has been a member of the Chicago Theater community since the age of 6. Spending 4 years in the After School Matters Advanced Arts apprenticeship program at Gallery 37 in Chicago’s downtown. After high school, Levi Studied Theatre and Production at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois. Since college, Levi has had the privilege of being the resident lighting designer for multiple churches and event Venues in Chicago. Currently the lighting director at The Faith Community of St. Sabina. In addition, Levi is the go-to for many of Chicago’s gospel music artist for stage lighting and stage design. Levi is excited to be returning to Congo Square for his second production with the company. His other past theater credits include A Raisin In The Sun with Indiana University Northwest, The Real Life Adventures Of Jimmy De Las Rosas and Good Grief with Free Street Theater, The Encounter Festival (2018, 2019 and 2020) and the Peacebook Festival (2018 & 2019) with Collaboraction Social Justice Theater, White with Definition Theater, The Mountaintop at Cardinal Stage. Along with many other concert and dance performance design credits. In addition Levi also owns and operates a luxury event design and decor company. For more on Levi visit www.fresherlight.com

Bio as of 2022