The American designer has created lighting designs for prestigious theaters and opera companies internationally. Among them are San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Houston Grand Opera, the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, and Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival. Binder is also one of the most successful Chicago-based designers for theater. She has worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Victory Gardens Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Northlight, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Her work has also been seen regionally at the McCarter Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkley Repertory Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her numerous recent successful designs include Lookingglass Alice produced by the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, Denver, and Miami, Hand to God at Victory Gardens Theatre, and The Heir Apparent at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. She has been nominated for the Jeff Award for her work with Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Binder is artistic associate with Lookingglass and head of lighting design at the Theatre School of DePaul University.
Previously at Lyric: 17 productions since 1997|98, most recently Eugene Onegin (2016|17); Oklahoma! (2012|13); Lohengrin, The Mikado (both 2010|11).
Last updated: February 26, 2017