Assistant Professor


Tao Wang is an Assistant Professor/David and Rebecca Pardue Fellow, Media and Lighting designer in the Department of Dramatic Arts here at UNC, Chapel Hill.

With over 15 years of successful experience in designs and productions, his design work encompasses Japan, South Africa, France, China and The United States. His recent projection design
credits include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Lightning Thief, The Parchman Hour, Hamlet,
Inherit the Wind, Shaming Jane Doe, and Intimate Apparel. Tao’s recent Lighting design credits
include: Why I live the P.O., Emma, Jelly’s Last Jam, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Memphis
Silhouettes, New Voices Dance, and Peter and the Starcatcher. He has served as lighting and set
designer for TV shows and event lighting design for the Chinese New Year celebration at Bird’s
Nest, Beijing, and the Twelve Women Music Show in China. Scenic design credits include:
Twelfth Night, Peter and the Starcatcher, Violet, Falstaff, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the
USITT 2019 National Conference main stage, and the Kite Girl segment in the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Tao served as design assistant for the Special Olympics World
Games Opening Ceremony in ShangHai, and Turandot in Paris, France. He is a member of the
United States Institute for Theatre Technology. He received his BFA in set design from The Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China and MFA in Theatre Design and Technical Production
from the University of Memphis.