Maranda Debusk

Lighting | projection Design



Projection Design





Catalyst Arts Atlanta’s K2

“The lighting offers a tremendous advantage to the overall simplicity of the set. With only two actors, a slanted playing space of roughly 20 feet and an abundance of the color white, Maranda DeBusk’s lighting design success is in its simplicity and contrast. Icy blue wash with a sharp, bright, orange light emitting from beneath the ice creates surreal moments of ascension. Soft, yellow light through the fog heightens the awareness of being surrounded by nothingness.”
—Susan Angeline, ArtsATL (Full Article: Here)

Serenbe Playhouse’s The Seagull

“It's the perfect canvas for Maranda Debusk's extraordinary lighting and Azul's exotic music, which both do a beautiful job of creating the otherworldly quality of illusion and of distinguishing it from the oppressive reality of the lake estate….

There is a moment in the play where a horned monster dances behind a shimmery curtain while light bounces off of it, illuminating the faces of the spectators in the first several rows as they gape at the spectacle. It's a moment that I could watch over and over for its horrifying beauty….” -BWW (Full Article: Here)

UT Opera's Middlemarch in Spring

“In 'Middlemarch in Spring', lighting and projections designer Maranda DeBusk was invaluable in supporting the story with images that many professional houses would envy.” -KnoxToday (Full Article: Here)

"The lighting and projections by Maranda DeBusk painted the hanging cloth set with both color and visual references that supported the rhythm, flow, and emotional premise of the opera." -ArtsKnoxville (Full Article: Here)

Nashville Children's Theatre's Mockingbird

"Maranda DeBusk's projections provide a context for what happens onstage, drawing the audience deeper into the story at every turn." -BroadwayWorld
(Full Article: Here)

Cape Fear Regional Theatre's Dreamgirls

"Of special note is the work of Lighting Designer Maranda DeBusk. It happened before I realized it, but the lighting itself became a supporting character, adding not only colors and hues, but changing tone and emotion as the performers sang and danced." -Up and Coming Weekly (Full Article: Here)


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Maranda DeBusk is a freelance theatre artist specializing in Lighting and Projection designs.

Currently traveling from theatre to theatre across the U.S., Maranda's recent work has been seen in and around Atlanta, GA; Greenville, SC; Lexington, KY; Flat Rock, NC; Asbury Park, NJ; Rock Island, IL; Syracuse, NY; Providence, RI; and Knoxville, TN. 

In 2017, Maranda's lighting design for A Lesson Before Dying was exhibited at the World Stage Design Expo in Taipei, Taiwan as one of fifteen Emerging Designers worldwide.

In 2019, her lighting design for Roméo et Juliette will be a Featured Emerging Design in the USA Pavillion at the Prague Quadrennial 2019. 

At the core of all her work is her belief in the power of the dramatic arts to create positive change in our communities. The greatest work is that which when let out into the world, improves it.




If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or confessions
feel free to contact me at:

(e) maranda.debusk@gmail.com