Bill Woodland is an award winning lighting designer currently based in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from The Lir Academy (Trinity College Dublin/RADA) with an MFA with distinction in Lighting Design and a minor in Dramaturgy. He previously earned his BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University. In addition to his theatre work, he is also a photographer, specializing in shooting in low light environments.
Bill currently works as a freelance designer, house Lighting and Sound Technician for The Lir Academy (which includes hands on training and teaching classes for BA and MFA students), and a Lighting Technician for The Abbey Theatre.
Recent Lighting Designs 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, Bill is also a sound designer and stage electrician, and has previously worked as a set designer, carpenter, production manager, repair technician. He was a co-founder and collaborator of Seattle based devising company Mirum Mirum Productions from 2012 until 2015. He also spent two years as a lighting system designer and project manager for new theaters, performing arts centers, and retrofits.