Theater Faculty

David Bengali

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David Bengali is a lighting and projection designer based in New York City. He completed his M.F.A. in Design for Stage and Film at New York University. He is a Princeton alumnus, class of 2004 with a B.S.E. in computer science and certificates in theater and Italian. His recent design credits include The Temple Bombing at Alliance Theatre; Uncommon Sense at Tectonic Theater Project; Anna Akhmatova and Jules Verne: From The Earth To The Moon at Brooklyn Academy of Music; Ring of Fire at Endstation Theatre; The Tempest at Classic Stage Company; Kill Me Like You Mean It at Stolen Chair; Two Point Oh at 59E59; I Forgive You Ronald Reagan and The Sensational Josephine Baker at Theatre Row; Cav/Pag at Tri Cities Opera; Little Nemo in Slumberland at Sarasota Opera; and productions at The New Victory, Soho Rep, Jamal Jackson Dance, and Ephrat Asherie Dance. His recent associate design credits include The Last Ship, Amélie, and Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and La Donna Del Lago at the Metropolitan Opera. He has taught as a guest lecturer in undergraduate drama and graduate dance at New York University.


Tectonic Theater Project: Uncommon Sense
A play about living on the autism spectrum.
Sheen Center for Thought and Culture at Bleecker and Elizabeth, New York

High Z Project
A collaboration between artists and scientists exploring the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the accelerating universe by creating an immersive theater piece, eventually planned for planetarium and dome theater spaces.

2020 Drama Desk Nominations — David Bengali for Projection Design for Einstein’s Dreams |, April 21, 2020