Conor Moore is a Vancouver and New York City based designer, specializing in lighting, set, and projection design. Areas of focus include integration of projection elements within traditional methods of set and lighting design, the exploration of LED technologies, and an interest in applying more expressionistic conventions of dance and opera design into traditional theatre. He completed his MFA in Design at UBC, including his thesis design of MK Woyzeck, in which all of the lighting, scenic, and even some costume components were created with projection and video elements.
He has worked in Vancouver for many live performance companies, including Bard on the Beach, the Arts Club, the Vancouver Playhouse, and the Vancouver Opera. Some of his favourite designs have been for smaller companies that produce exciting new as well as classical works such as Rumble Theatre, Headlines Theatre, and Blackbird Theatre. He has had the opportunity to work with many inspiring directors and designers across the country. Especially noteworthy were two seasons as an assistant lighting designer at the Shaw Festival in Ontario where he had the pleasure of working directly with Kevin Lamotte, Jock Munro, and Louise Guinand, among others.
He is specifically interested in designing for politically and socially active theatre. Live performance can be a powerful tool for social change, and it is the responsibility of artists to use it responsibly and effectively. He has been inspired by companies such as Headlines Theatre and Urban Ink that seek to actively engage and inspire audiences in political and social dialogues.
Conor is a proud member of the Associated Designers of Canada and was the initial recipient of the Larisa Fayad Memorial Award in Lighting Design from the Vancouver International Dance Festival. He has a BA in Theatre from Queen's University and an MFA in Theatre Design from UBC. He currently splits residency between Vancouver and New York City.