Jennifer Tipton

Lighting Designer Hansel & Gretel

Jennifer Tipton is well known for her work in theatre, dance and opera. Her recent work in opera includes Il trovatore directed by David McVicar (Metropolitan Opera) and the Wooster Group’s La Didone. Her recent work in dance includes Balanchine’s Jewels for the Royal Ballet, Trisha Brown’s O Composite for the Paris Opera Ballet and Paul Taylor’s Beloved Renegade at City Center in New York. In theatre her recent work includes Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie directed by Gordon Edelstein at the Longwharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut and Euripides’ The Bacchae directed by JoAnne Akalaitis at the Delacorte Theater, Central Park, NYC. Jennifer teaches lighting at Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and in April 2004 the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she became a MacArthur Fellow and the United States Artist Gracie Fellow.