Bill Woodland is an award winning lighting designer, stage electrician, sound designer, and photographer, currently based in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from The Lir Academy (Trinity College Dublin/RADA) with an MFA with distinction in Lighting Design. He previously earned his BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University. Bill currently works as a freelance designer, house Lighting and Sound Technician for The Lir Academy (which includes hands on training with students), and a Lighting Technician for The Abbey Theatre.
Recent Lighting Designs in Dublin include: "Infinity" (dir Eoghan Carrick, Dublin Fringe), "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" (dir Tom Creed, The Lir), "Postscript" (dir Conor Hanratty, Abbey Theatre), "How To Square a Circle" (created by Aisling ni Cheallaigh & Ronan Brady, Draiocht), "The Half of It" (dir Cathal Cleary, Dublin Fringe '17), "Happy Birthday Jacob" (dir Laura Bowler, Bakru), "Running With Dinosaurs" (dir Lee Wilson, The New Theatre), "Yen" (dir Jack Reardon, The Lir), "Hostel 16" (dir Raymond Keane, Dublin Fringe '16), "The Coming World" (dir Anderson Carr, The Lir), "Grimly Handsome" (dir Keelie Sheridan, The Lir), Assistant Designer - "The Circus Animal's Desertion" (des Stephen Dodd, Brokentalkers, DTF '16)
In addition to work in lighting and sound, Bill has previously worked as a set designer, carpenter, production manager, repair technician, and co-founder/collaborator of Seattle based devising company Mirum Mirum Productions. He also spent two years as a lighting system designer and project manager for new theaters, performing arts centers, and retrofits.