T.J. Gerckens is pleased to return to Lookingglass where he previously designed Blood Wedding, Treasure Island, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Arabian Nights, The Secret in the Wings, and Metamorphoses. Chicago designs include: The Music Man, Wonderful Town, The Jungle Book, White Snake, Candide, Pericles, The Odyssey, Galileo Galilei, Journey to the West, and The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci (Goodman Theatre), and productions at Court Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Other notable designs include: last year’s revival of Metamorphoses at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Guthrie Theater, The Odyssey and Guys and Dolls, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Measure for Measure in Central Park,  Metamorphoses On and Off-Broadway, and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci at Second Stage Theatre. T.J.’s opera designs include Rusalka, Lucia di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula for the Metropolitan Opera, and Lucia di Lammermoor at LaScala Opera House in Milan, Italy. He has received numerous honors for his lighting, including a San Francisco Bay Area Outer Critics Circle Award, Jeff Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Los Angeles Ovation Award, and New York’s  Drama Desk Award. T.J. is the faculty lighting designer at Otterbein University.

Bio as of 2019