ABOUT

Morgan Moroney (he/him) is a multidisciplinary designer, 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 NIDA, Morgan combines his passions for storytelling and technology to collaborate on distinctive and innovative works.

In 2021, Morgan received the APDG Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award for his design on Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman (NIDA 2020). He was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award in Best Independent Lighting Design for Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi (New Theatre). In 2022, he was awarded an inaugural NIDA X grant to support the development of Collapsible – a new work exploring Motion Capture technologies in a live performance space. 

Morgan’s 2022 collaborations include The Barber of Seville dir. Priscilla Jackman (Opera Australia) and Jali by Oliver Twist as Lighting Designer;

A Letter for Molly dir. Ursula Yovich and Unqualified 2: Still Unqualified dir. Janine Watson (Ensemble) as Video Designer; Cleansed dir. Dino Dimitradis (state of unrest) as co-Lighting Designer. He joined the The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia) as Assistant Lighting Designer.

Other recent project highlights include the Australian premiere production of Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment) as Assistant Video Designer, The Construct (Circus Monoxide & Quiet Riot) as Lighting Designer. His Associate Lighting Design credits include the world premiere of

This Bitter Earth (New Theatre), King of Pigs (Critical Stages). His Video Associate & Realiser credits include Ernani (Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala) and Claudel (Tinderbox Productions). Additional credits include Everybody (Cross Pollinate) 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

AWARDS & MEDIA

WINNER: APDG Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award (Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman, 2020)- Australian Production Design Guild (Facebook) & National Institute of Dramatic Art

NOMINATION: Sydney Theatre Awards, Best Independent Lighting Design (Significant Other dir. Hayden Tonazzi, 2021)

Conjuring the intangible: Reflections on process from a Lighting Designer - ADSR Zine, March 2022

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

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

Upcoming

co-Lighting Designer | Cleansed dir. Dino Dimitriadis | Maximillian Brown & Redline, Old Fitz Theatre

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

Associate Lighting Designer | Maureen: Harbinger of Death dir. Nell Ranney | Rising Festival

co-Deviser & Designer | Collapsible | Rising Festival

COVID-affected 

Video Designer | Qween Lear dir. Lucas Jervies | Adam Lowe Group | Horden Pavillion 

Lighting and Video Designer | Dreams of a Frozen Continent | Brand X, The Flying Nun 

2022

Video Designer | A Letter for Molly dir. Ursula Yovich | Ensemble

Video Designer | Unqualified 2: Still Unqualified dir. Janine Watson | Ensemble

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

Associate Lighting Designer | King of Pigs dir. Blazey Best | Critical Stages Touring 

Assistant Lighting Designer | The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour | Opera Australia

2021

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

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

co-Video Designer | Outdated dir. Mark Kilmurry | Ensemble

Video Realiser/Programmer | Claudel dir. Wendy Beckett chor. Meryl Tankard | Tinderbox | Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

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)