Peter Leibold is a lighting designer for theatre, dance, and opera, though he's always up to try new things.
Peter grew up in a small town in the Gold Rush Foothills of California where he became excited about theatre through a school program at Sierra Repertory Theatre. He attended the University of California, Irvine and spent four years studying both performance and lighting design. Upon graduation, Peter was hired at Sierra Repertory Theatre as the Resident Lighting Designer and Master Electrician and has worked there three years. During this time, he has built his knowledge of real world design and how to create within a low budget. In 2013, Peter was nominated for a Broadway World SF award for best lighting design of a musical.
In the fall of 2016, Peter began a three year MFA program in Lighting Design at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Peter loves the art and the influence of lighting design, from the subtle shifts that aid the focus and emotional beats of a dramatic play to the exciting pulse and drive in a rock musical and everything in between. It's so exciting to create something that cannot be touched, cannot be held, but as a part of something bigger, is incredible.