Chih-Hung is the scenographer for No Exit (Director. Amanda Rountree) a live stream zoom show in March, 2021. And he is designing Rosmersholm (Director. Andrew Coopman) in June, 2021 for his thesis project. His recent lighting designs include Women of Lockerbie (Director. Kristie Post Wallace, 2020), A Midsummer Night's Dream(Director. Scott Kaiser, 2019), Body Awareness (Directors. Andrew R. Coopman, Kristie Post Wallace, 2019) and UW Department of Dance, Dance Majors Concert- Sideshow (Choreographer-Charlotte Schoen, 2019).
Chih-Hung was born and raised in Taiwan and began a new chapter of his life by pursuing his MFA in Lighting Design from University of Washington, School of Drama, in 2018. He developed his love of theatre after he accidentally put Theatre Arts on his college applications. He worked as a stage manager, then extended his passion to lighting while working with talented designers. The love of these two positions is to control the uncontrollable and find the possibility in impossibility.
Chih-Hung finds the most charming element of theatre is people. A close collaboration with directors, designers, actors, and crews is how a creative work can be produced. A production is only complete when the piece can reach audiences' heart, and a design can be great only when it excites designers themselves. Light is tactile to him, it has shape, quality, texture, and dimension. Chih-Hung believes the most successful lighting design is achieved when we see the production as a whole, whether the light is grand or unnoticeable.
In the last year of his MFA lighting design program, Chih-Hung appreciates late-night plotting lights in the studio and early morning cueing shows in theatres, which helps him grow and understand there's still so much to learn and explore. Chih-Hung's goal is to be an international lighting designer who can inspire people in any aspect of their lives, and personally, being able to learn and create is a blessing as a human.