Photograph from Glass Anatomy - lighting design by Manuel Garrido Freire
Musical ''GLASS ANATOMY'' | From the show Glass Anatomy
Photograph from December Rains - lighting design by Manuel Garrido Freire
From the show December Rains
Photograph from Don Giovanni - lighting design by Manuel Garrido Freire
Opera ''Don Giovanni'' | From the show Don Giovanni
Photograph from Glass Anatomy - lighting design by Manuel Garrido Freire
Musical ''GLASS ANATOMY'' | From the show Glass Anatomy
Photograph from December Rains - lighting design by Manuel Garrido Freire
Musical "DECEMBER RAINS" | From the show December Rains

Manuel Garrido Freire

Manuel Garrido has been working as a professional lighting designer on Operas, Musicals, Dance and Theatre since 2009.

Manuel is currently working at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA-East) as a full time Theatre Technical Manager/ Lighting Designer for the Drama Department. Since he joined UWCSEA he has developed a well-rounded approach to the planning and implementation of the lighting design within an educational institution covering the technical, the artistic and the pedagogical aspects. He works one on one with students and teachers in order to develop an artistic concept for their performances. The creative process that is part of a lighting design has been scaffolded and broken down into simple steps for the students. Lighting workshops are conducted every year in order to guarantee that students are familiar with fundamental concepts such as lighting angles, colour, and basic programming from GCSE.

In 2013 Manuel designed Glass Anatomy, a Chinese Musical at The Esplanade National Theatre in Singapore. Manuel is actively involved in the professional local theatre industry. In June 2014 he designed the lighting for Ibsen’s “A Dolls House” at the Drama Centre in the National Library of Singapore. And in August 2015 he designed “December Rains” a Chinese Musical at Esplanade Theatre. 

Lighting Design Portfolio https://www.behance.net/garrido_manuel

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
"TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN" Theatre UWCSEA-East Black Box Theatre Lighting Designer Lighting designer: UWCSEA-East Drama Department
Director: Chris Fosdick
Set designer: Set designer: Grace Lin / Scenic Artist: Natalie Chung Therrien
May 2017
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical UWCSEA-East Auditorium Theatre
UWCSEA-East Drama Department
Lighting Designer Director: Bronwyn Bye
Set designer: Bill Fisher & Allister Towndrow
Feb 2017
The Crucible Theatre UWCSEA-East Black Box Theatre
UWCSEA-East Drama Department
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Parr
Set designer: Anna Parr
Nov 2015
December Rains Musical The Esplanade Co Ltd
Toy Factory Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Goh Boon Teck
Set designer: Eucien Chia
Aug 2015
Urinetown Musical UWCSEA-East Black Box Theatre
UWCSEA-East Drama Department
Lighting Designer Director: Bronwyn Bye
Set designer: Bronwyn Bye & Muhammad Rashid Bin Salbini
Jan 2015
Glass Anatomy Musical Shanghai Culture Square
Toy Factory Productions Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Goh Boon Teck
Set designer: Goh Boon Teck
Apr 2014
Nation Theatre UWCSEA-East Black Box Theatre
UWCSEA-East Drama Department
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Parr
Set designer: Anna Parr & Rashid Salbini
Jan 2014
Glass Anatomy Musical The Esplanade Co Ltd
Toy Factory Productions Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Goh Boon Teck
Set designer: Goh Boon Teck
Apr 2013
Don Giovanni Opera Teatro Argentino de La Plata
Teatro Argentino de La Plata.
Lighting Designer Director: Daniel Suárez Marzal
Set designer: Nicolás Boni
Mar 2010
La Grande Magia Theatre Teatro Presidente Alvear
Complejo Teatral de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Lighting Designer Director: Daniel Suárez Marzal
Set designer: Jorge Ferrari
Feb 2010
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
Opera:
  • Large scale
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
Contact method Details
Email address

garrido.uk@gmail.com

Website

http://www.behance.net/garrido_manuel