Sarah Maines, M.F.A.
Sarah EC Maines is a Lighting Designer and teacher who has valuable experience, knowledge and passion for theatre. She has worked primarily in commercial theatre, enjoying the high paced atmosphere of Broadway and First National Tours. As Assistant Lighting Designer, Sarah worked with Howell Binkley on all seven national productions of Jersey Boys directed by Des McAnuff, which won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design and Best Musical in 2006. She also worked as Associate or Assistant Lighting Designer on projects including the Broadway runs of Sarah Jones’s Bridge and Tunnel and The Pirate Queen. At New York City Center and Broadway’s St. James Theatre, she served as ALD again with Binkley on Gypsy with Patti Lupone, directed by Arthur Laurents. The team paired up again for the First National Tour of Broadway’s 2008 Best Musical, In the Heights. Sarah has also assisted Tony Award winning Lighting Designers Chris Parry and Ken Posner. Her Regional Theatre credits include La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and South Coast Repertory. Recently, Sarah designed lighting for Mikado and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Florida State Opera. Her favorite lighting designs include her work on As You Like It, A Dream Play and any opportunity she has had to help develop new work. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas State University, Sarah spent four years as Head of Graduate Lighting Design at Florida State University. She earned her MFA in Theatrical Design with a concentration in Lighting from the University of California, San Diego under the mentorship of Chris Parry. Her BA in Theatre and BS in Telecommunications Production were earned from the University of Florida. UF recognized her achievements with the College of Fine Arts’s “Outstanding Young Alumnus” Award in 2006. She is a member of United Scenic Artists – Local 829.