ABOUT

Morgan Moroney (he/him) is an emerging multidisciplinary designer for stage and screen, originally from the land of the Kaurna people and currently working on Bidjigal and Gadigal land. He has a particular passion for experimentation with integrated-media live performance. A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Morgan combines his passions for storytelling and technology to collaborate on distinctive and innovative works.

In 2021, Morgan's collaborations include Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi (New Theatre) and The Construct (Circus Monoxide & Quiet Riot) as Lighting Designer; and Outdated dir. Mark Kilmurry (Ensemble) as co-Video Designer. He is delighted to join the team of the Australian premiere production of Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment) as Assistant Video Designer.


Morgan was awarded the Australian Production Design Guild Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award for his Lighting and Video Design on Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman (NIDA).

 

His Associate Lighting Designer credits include the world premiere of This Bitter Earth (New Theatre), The Tempest and Othello (Sport for Jove).
His Video Design Realiser credits include Ernani
(Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala) and Claudel (Tinderbox Productions). While at NIDA, Morgan’s collaborations included FAUST, A Respectable Wedding, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, The Cat as Lighting Designer; Marat/Sade as Video Designer, ANTIGONICK as Lighting and Video Designer. Additional credits include Everybody (Cross Pollinate)

and Pit (sandpaperplane) as Lighting Designer, and audio-visual installation noise at Articulate Project Space as co-Designer & Producer.

 

E:  morgan@morganmoroney.com 

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Image: Clare Edmondson

SELECTED PRESS

Lighting and Video Designer's Future Shines Bright - Department for the Arts & National Institute of Dramatic Art

Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award - Australian Production Design Guild (Facebook) & National Institute of Dramatic Art

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

Upcoming

Assistant Video Designer | Jagged Little Pill AU | GWB Entertainment | Theatre Royal

Lighting Designer | Jali dir. Oliver Twist | Sydney Festival | Seymour Centre, Reginald Theatre & national tour 

Lighting Designer | The Barber of Seville dir. Priscilla Jackman | Opera Australia | National Tour 2022

Lighting/Video Designer | Dreams of a Frozen Continent | Brand X, The Flying Nun Performance Residency 

COVID Affected

co-Lighting/Video Designer | Cleansed dir. Dino Dimitriadis | Apocalypse & Redline | Old Fitz Theatre (postponed) 

2021

Lighting Designer | Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi | New Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Construct dir. Zebastian Hunter | Circus Monoxide & Quiet Riot | IPAC, Bruce Gordon Theatre

Lighting Designer | Cool Pool Party 2: Graduation (workshop showing) | ban shakespeare | NIDA, Studio Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Twins dir. Terence Serio & Sarah Butler | Shark Island Institute | Seymour Centre, Reginald Theatre & national tour

Lighting Associate/Realiser | Othello dir. Damien Ryan | Sport for Jove | Seymour Centre, York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

Lighting Associate/Realiser | The Tempest dir. Damien Ryan | Sport for Jove | Seymour Centre, York Theatre & Riverside Theatre

Video Co-Designer/Programmer | Outdated dir. Mark Kilmurry | Ensemble

Video Realiser/Programmer | Ernani dir. Sven-Eric Bechtolf | Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala | Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

2020

Lighting/Video Designer | Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman | NIDA | Reg Grundy Studio

Lighting/Video Designer | ANTIGONICK dir. Zoë Hollyoak | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens... dir. Liam McIlwain | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | The Cat dir. Amelia Burke | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | On My Own dir. Zoë Hollyoak (music video)| NIDA & Triple J

Lighting Designer | Everybody dir. Gabriel Fancourt | Cross Pollinate & bAKEHOUSE | King's Cross Theatre

Lighting Designer | Pit dir. Mikala Westall | sandpaperplane | Old 505 Theatre

Video Designer | Talkback dir. Elise Wilson | sandpaperplane | Blue Room Theatre

Lighting/Surtitle Designer | DavidDavis@ dir. Andrew McInnes (staged workshop) | Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Music Workshop

Project Manager/Creative Producer | Ghost Lights dir. Katy Alexander (transmedia) | NIDA | Parade Theatre & online

co-Designer/Producer | noise (audiovisual installation) | Articulate Project Space

2019 

Lighting Designer | FAUST dir. Sam Trotman | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | A Respectable Wedding dir. Tait De Lorenzo | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting Designer | Inhabit (movement installation) | NIDA | Studio Theatre Subsage

Video Designer | Marat/Sade dir. Gavin Robins & John Bashford | NIDA | Studio Theatre 

Video Designer | håmlet - a newer australian play | ban shakespeare | Bondi Pavilion Theatre & here we are @ AGNSW

Associate Lighting Designer | This Bitter Earth dir. Riley Spadaro | New Theatre

co-Designer | Ophelia (video installation) | NIDA | Parade Theatre Sound Stage

2018 - preceding

Video Associate | Ex Machina dir. Finn Caldwell | NIDA | Space Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | Hell Hath No Fury (Antigone + Machinal) | Forge Theatre

Lighting/Video Designer | Echoes of the Mask | Forge Theatre (Adelaide Fringe)