Joshua Benghiat

Lecturer in Design

Joshua Benghiat is a lighting designer whose work includes theater, opera, concert halls, dance, and live events. Theatrical design and associate work includes Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional including Center Theatre Group, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theatre, and Geva Theatre Center. Josh was a resident assistant at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and currently designs regularly for the Lincoln Center White Light Festival and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is an Artistic Associate of the Jewish Plays Project, playing an active role in new play development.

An early adopter of CAD technology for lighting design, Josh has over seventeen years of experience drafting with Vectorworks as well as 3D modeling and rendering. He is also an independent developer of lighting design-focused plug-ins for Vectorworks, his Lighting Pipe and Instrument Summary solutions integrated with the shipping version of Vectorworks 2014. His Savvy series and Beam Draw plug-ins have become a vital component to lighting designers around the globe working in theater, opera, dance, and television.

Josh teaches Computer Assisted Design Techniques for Lighting Designers at Yale School of Drama and is on faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology teaching CAD and Lighting for the department of Visual Presentation and Exhibit Design.

Josh received an AB from the University of Chicago and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.