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Tao Wang

Tao Wang

Assistant Professor
CDA #221

Tao Wang is an Assistant Professor and David and Rebecca Pardue Fellow, serving as a Media and Lighting Designer in the Department of Dramatic Arts at UNC, Chapel Hill. With over 15 years of successful experience in designs and productions, his expertise spans multiple continents, with work in Japan, South Africa, France, China, and the United States.

His recent projection design credits include significant productions such as “ Narnia,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “The Lightning Thief,” “The Parchman Hour,” “Hamlet,” “Inherit the Wind,” “Shaming Jane Doe,” and “Intimate Apparel.” Tao’s lighting design contributions further enrich his portfolio, with credits in “Misery”, ”Why I live at the P.O.,” “Emma,” “Jelly’s Last Jam,” “Accidental Death of an Anarchist,” “Memphis Silhouettes,” “New Voices Dance,” and “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Beyond theater, Tao has served as a lighting and set designer for TV shows and has created event lighting designs for significant celebrations, such as the Chinese New Year at Bird’s Nest, Beijing, and the Twelve Women Music Show in China.

His scenic design accomplishments add to his robust profile, with credits including “Twelfth Night,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Violet,” “Falstaff,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” the main stage at the USITT 2019 National Conference, and the “Kite Girl” segment in the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

Tao’s involvement extends to global events, having served as a design assistant for the Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony in Shanghai, and “Turandot” in Paris, France. He is a proud member of the USA 829 and USITT, reflecting his commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of dramatic arts and design.

You can find more on him here.