Talking about lighting design:

"Putting It All on the Table" an interview with Stage Directions magazine about the importance of collaboration.

"The Tao of Thinkdo" a blog for The Theatre @ Boston Court about the design and life philosophy I follow.

"Magic and Your Lizard Brain: The Mind Tricks Behind Conjuring Ghosts" Some thoughts on magic, psychology and tricks of light.

"Why are Theatre-Makers the Masters of Collaboration" a panel discussion with LA Stage Alliance.


Good People

2012 Ovation Award Nominee, Best Lighting Design

"People talk idly about designs serving a play, but the sculpted environment is genuinely a central participant here. Craig Siebels' narrow little boxes for act one's Southie locations are brightly lit by Elizabeth Harper to reveal the pulse of life within, whereas act two presents a wide expanse of glittering manse in which shadows hint at ugly secrets."

Bob Verini, Variety


A Raisin in the Sun

2011 Ovation Award Nominee, Best Lighting Design

"The stellar ensemble shines in a production enriched by lighting designer Elizabeth Harper and scenic designer Michael Ganio, whose hauntingly lit tenement towers loom over the Younger household like the crushing weight of history itself."

Bill Raden, LA Weekly

"Scenic designer Michael Ganio and lighting designer Elizabeth Harper perfectly capture the oppressive nature of the cramped Younger home."

Lee Spindle, Backstage

"Today, lighting designer Elizabeth Harper, a 2010 Ovation Award nominee for The Twentieth Century Way (The Theatre @ Boston Court), is currently moving about Ganio’s stage. Having previously worked with [Wren] Brown, Harper, too, was eager to work on this production."

From The Raising of A Raisin in the Sun.  Click here to read the full interview.


The Last Days of Mary Stuart

"[The show put] most rock and electronic bands with firm set lists, little room for improvisation, and no bitchin’ light shows to shame. I was promised strobes and fog machines to simulate a beheading, and it was bequeathed unto me. God, if only The Pajama Game had featured a scene of Doris Day’s severed head dangling on the factory floor as a warning to the labor union."

A. Wolfe, Vice Magazine


The Grapes of Wrath

"Breathtaking lighting by Elizabeth Harper"

Margaret Gray, LA Times


The Twentieth-Century Way

2010 Ovation Award Nominee, Best Lighting Design

"From the brilliant lighting and precise costumes, to the perfectly subtle sound design, this production is the pinnacle of what what makes theatre, and the live experience, great."

Taren James, KPFK

"The sexually charged, intellectually intriguing play by Tom Jacobson brought one more lighting aspect Harper hadn’t encountered: full-frontal male nudity. But she’s a professional: 'I handled it with class and sidelight.'"

From Lights Up! Spotlight on Lighting Designers Behind Ovation Nominated Shows.  Click here to read the full interview


House of Gold

2012 LA Weekly Award Winner, Best Production Design

"A passionately well-realized staging, which features superlative design elements."

F. Kathleen Foley, LA Times

 "House Of Gold’s production design is nothing short of sensational, from Kurt Boetcher’s imaginative, multicolored set design to Elizabeth Harper’s flashy lighting... 'Morbid' and 'unappetizing' is how the Washington Post described House Of Gold when it premiered a year ago. It is no more sunny or savory this time around, but thanks to Wright, McFadden, and the above-mentioned design phenoms, those in search of something out of the ordinary could do worse than give House Of Gold a gander."

Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA