Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Andrew Hungerford


Andrew Hungerford

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Guest Alumni Artist (2017)

Andrew Hungerford (MSU BA Theatre, BS Astrophysics, ‘02) is in his fourth year as Producing Artistic Director of Know Theatre of Cincinnati, where he has been resident scenic and lighting designer since 2007.

During his tenure as Artistic Director, Andrew has produced and designed 20 MainStage productions (including 4 world premieres), and dozens of world premiere second stage shows.  Andrew also guided NYC based Hit the Lights! Theatre Co. in the creation of The Other Rhine, an immersive theatrical experience inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft which was performed in a historic brewery in Cincinnati as part of Know’s 19th season.

Know Theatre now produces a 6-8 show MainStage Season, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and biannual collections of serialized plays through Serials! which is livestreamed on YouTube. All told, the theatre presents over 300 performances per season.

As a director, Andrew’s credits include the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Pulp by Joseph Zettelmaier, the third professional production of The Fisherman’s Wife by Steve Yockey, and a highly theatrical version of Moby Dick adapted by Julian Rad with original arrangements of Sea Shanties by Know’s resident composer.

Know Theatre’s production of The Bengson’s Hundred Days, directed by Anne Kauffman, led that show to a further life in NYC at the Under the Radar Festival, and an upcoming production at New York Theatre Workshop.

Andrew is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, and his over 250 design credits include 6 years as resident scenic and lighting designer with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and 10 seasons as lighting designer for Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

Regional design credits elsewhere include: 4 seasons with Portland Stage Company (Portland, ME); Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; 11 seasons with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ); The Theatre @ Boston Court (Pasadena, CA); Stanford Summer Theatre (Palo Alto, CA); Performance Network Theatre (Ann Arbor, MI); and The Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca (Italy).

NYC credits include lighting design for These Seven Sicknesses at the Flea, and lighting & co-scenic design on Hundred Days at NYTW. International credits: the Edinburgh Fringe and the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca (Italy).

As a playwright, Andrew’s work has been seen at the Cincinnati, Edinburgh and Hollywood Fringes, as well as part of Un-Scripted Theatre of San Francisco’s Act 1: Scene 2 project.

Andrew occasionally appears onstage at Fringe festivals or as an understudy at Know Theatre.

Andrew received his MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and was the 2006 recipient of the USITT Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon.  His lighting design for the opera Ariodante was included in the 2007 US entry to the Prague Quadrennial. Andrew was a 2009 finalist for the TCG*NEA Career Development Grant for Designers. Other awards include assorted LCT and Acclaim awards for his work in Cincinnati Theatre, and a 2010 Wilde Award for his lighting design for K2 at Performance Network.

Andrew splits his time between Cincinnati, the road, and his (theoretical) home in Los Angeles, where he technically lives with: his wife, screenwriter & playwright Elizabeth Martin; a ridiculous tiny dog; and a rotating collection of friends and family.