Geoffrey Dunbar is a Jessie Award winning Lighting Designer who holds an MFA from New York University (Tisch School of the Arts), and a BA (Economics) from the University of British Columbia.
Recent EST credits: Marathon 2013 (including John Patrick Shanley’s Poison, John Giampietro Dir.), Marathon 2011, (including Bike Wreck Qui Nguyen, John Gould Rubin, Dir.), and Tennessee (Romulus Linney, Harris Yulin, Dir.). For YoungBlood: Silver to a Trading Agent (Sharyn Rothstein; Giovanna Scardella Dir.); MicroCrisis (Michael Lew; Ralph Peña, Dir.); Graceful Living (Maria Gabrielle; Holli Harms, Dir.) and several plays for Unfiltered.
He has been a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre (New York) since 1973, and has designed the lighting for more than 50 original plays including the very first Marathon of One Act Plays in 1978.
Since 1971, he has worked as both a designer and a production electrician in dance, opera, theatre and special events in the United States, Canada and Japan.
Some companies with which he has worked are American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Beijing Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, The Vancouver Opera Association, three television networks—CBS , CBC and ABC—BRC Imagination Arts (Bob Rogers), Architectura and Weisman Dewer Grout Architects (for O'Hare International Airport, Chicago). He has also designed for various world fairs and expositions.
He has been a member of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) since 1987, and a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) since 1974 and NABET since 1979.
He has also been an active participant in the EST Summer Conference, and has guest lectured and designed at The Banff School of Fine Arts (Banff, Alberta), the University of British Columbia, Douglas College (Vancouver) and Drew University.