John W McKernon

Adjunct Teacher

B.F.A., North Carolina School of the Arts. Author of Lightwright software. Lighting Design: Broadway: One Mo’ Time. Other: The Trip to Bountiful (Drama Desk & Lortel nominations), Jelly Roll (New York and London)The Piano LessonThe School of Jolly DogsOthelloGypsyDracula,Further Mo’Hot ChocolateWhat’s A Nice Country Like You…, An Evening With Jerry Herman, The NutcrackerRomeo & JulietGiselle,CoppeliaSleeping Beauty, and 30 years of designs for the Pearl Lang Dance Theater and other modern dance companies. Two years as a lighting supervisor for the U.S. tour of Riverdance. Associate designer to Ken Billington for 20 years, including: ChicagoInherit the WindSylvia, Party, Annie Warbucks, ChessThe Lisbon TraviataLips Together Teeth ApartWest Side StoryNunsenseSweet SueWonder of the World,NewyorkersSylviaTime and Again, Belle of Amherst, Deathtrap, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Nunsense, Drowning Crow, and The Red Shoes. Architectural lighting supervisor for KB Associates, Inc.: Over 40 projects, including Tavern on the Green, King Xmhu, Aba Daba Disco, Journey to Atlantis, and Gladstone’s. Currently lighting design supervisor for the 2018-19 National Tour of Chicago.