Photograph from VALSE FANTASIE - lighting design by Wally Eastland
© Will Brenner Photographer: Will Brenner | From the show VALSE FANTASIE
Photograph from WINTERREISE - lighting design by Wally Eastland
© Will Brenner Photographer: Will Brenner | From the show WINTERREISE
Photograph from There are Trees that are Dancers - lighting design by Wally Eastland
Photographer: Eleanor Butts | From the show There are Trees that are Dancers
Photograph from ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES - lighting design by Wally Eastland
ROY'S OFFICE | Photographer: KATHE DEVAULT | From the show ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
Photograph from WINTERREISE - lighting design by Wally Eastland
© Will Brenner Photographer: Will Brenner | From the show WINTERREISE
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Wally Eastland

Wally Eastland is a Lighting Designer based in The United States. He has designed Lighting and Scenery for Theatre, Dance and Opera in a career spanning over 20 years in the US and Internationally.

He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design in the United States. 

Wally's selected Lighting Design Credits are viewable in the Credits Section.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Macbeth Theatre HARTON THEATRE
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
Lighting Designer Director: Brandon Smith
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Oct 2019
The Scottsboro Boys Musical Bradford Auditorium
Kenosha School District
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Carter
Set designer: Jodi Young
May 2019
NEXT TO NORMAL Theatre HARTON THEATRE
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
Lighting Designer Director: Brandon Smith
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Oct 2018
Hairspray Musical HARTON THEATRE
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
Lighting Designer Director: Brandon Smith
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Apr 2018
Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre HARTON THEATRE
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
Lighting Designer Director: CASON MURPHY
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Feb 2018
LEVELING UP Theatre Studio Theatre
Ashland University
Lighting Designer Director: Teresa Durbin-Ames
Set designer: J. Michael Desper
Oct 2017
ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES Theatre Freed Center for the Performing Arts: Stambaugh Studio Theatre
Ohio Northern University
Lighting Designer Director: Kappy Kilburn
Set designer: Daniel Bilodeau
Sep 2017
MASTERWORKS AND BEYOND Dance Patricia Corbett Theatre
CCM - University of Cincinnati
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Various
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Apr 2017
VALSE FANTASIE Dance Patricia Corbett Theatre
Ccm - university
Lighting Designer Choreographer: George Balanchine
Apr 2017
FLOWER FESTIVAL Dance Patricia Corbett Theatre
CCM - University of Cincinnati
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Qi Jiang
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Apr 2017
REVELRIES Dance Patricia Corbett Theatre
CCM - University of Cincinnati
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michael Tevlin
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Apr 2017
These Three Remain Dance Cohen Family Studio Theatre
CCM - University of Cincinnati
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Sam Jones
Mar 2017
Moonlight Dance Cohen Family Studio Theatre
CCM - University of Cincinnati
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Erin Doherty
Mar 2017
WINTERREISE Dance Patricia Corbett Theatre
CCM - University of Cincinnati
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Qi Jiang
Dec 2016
Hairspray Musical City Hall Arts Center
Lost Nation Theater
Lighting Designer Director: Kathleen Keenan
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Apr 2016
Foreign Bodies Theatre Owl and Cat
Sly Rat Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Baldock
Set designer: Chris Baldock
Oct 2015
4000 MILES Theatre NC Stage Theatre
North Carolina Stage Company
Lighting Designer Director: Charlie Flynn-McIver
Set designer: Julie K. Ross
Oct 2015
ON THE VERGE Theatre Hedrick Theatre
Catawba College Department of Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Kindra Steenerson
Set designer: David Pulliam
Sep 2015
PLUCK! Theatre The Butterfly Club
Sly Rat Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Alan Chambers
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Jun 2015
A Night in the Voice Studio - Television Television Deakin Television Studios
Steven Zammit Voice Studios
Lighting Designer Director: Rick Maslin
Jun 2015
The Bacchae Theatre Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Moreland Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Sam Browne
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Jun 2015
Elizabeth Taylor is my Mother Theatre La Mama Theatre
La Mama
Lighting Designer Director: Suzie Hardgrave
Mar 2015
Frozen Dance David Williamson Theatre
Steps Performing Arts
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rachelle Kellet
Dec 2014
Peter Pan Dance Kyneton Town Hall
Steps Performing Arts
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rachelle Kellet
Nov 2014
Guys and Dolls Musical Drama Theatre - Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Centerstage Geelong
Lighting Designer Director: Brad Beales
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Oct 2014
There are Trees that are Dancers Theatre La Mama Courthouse
Cumulus Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Eliane Hudson
Aug 2014
Peter Pan Musical Williamstown Mechanics Institute
Williamstown Musical Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Stuart Dodge
Set designer: Stuart Dodge
Aug 2014
Peter Pan Dance Steps Performing Arts Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rachelle Kellet
Dec 2013
Wizard of Oz Dance Kyneton Town Hall
Steps Performing Arts
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rachelle Kellet
Nov 2013
The Misanthrope Theatre Rand Theatre
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Lighting Designer Director: Ron Spangler
Apr 1995
Cabaret Musical Capitol Theatre
Capitol Theatre Summerstage
Lighting Designer Director: Randy Fields
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Aug 1994
Baby Musical Capitol Theatre
Capitol Theatre Summerstage
Lighting Designer Director: Raymond Kester
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Jul 1994
Mousetrap Theatre Capitol Theatre
Capitol Theatre Summerstage
Lighting Designer Director: Raymond Kester
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Jun 1994
Gypsy Musical Capitol Theatre
Capitol Theatre Summerstage
Lighting Designer Director: Raymond Kester
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Jun 1994
Romeo and Juliet Theatre Capitol Theatre
Capitol Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Raymond Kester
Set designer: Wally Eastland
May 1994
I Do, I Do Musical Cumberland County Playhouse
Cumberland County Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Amelie Woods
Mar 1994
Working Musical Cumberland County Playhouse
Cumberland County Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Abigail Crabtree
Mar 1993
I Remember Mama Theatre Cumberland County Playhouse
Cumberland County Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Abigail Crabtree
Mar 1993
Fiddler on the Roof Musical Hoey Auditorium
Western Carolina University Department of Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Ayers
Set designer: Richard S. Beam
Feb 1993
A Streetcar Named Desire Theatre Hoey Auditorium
Western Carolina University Department of Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Roger Bright
Set designer: Susan Brown-Strauss
Nov 1992
Hamlet Theatre Hoey Auditorium
Western Carolina University Department of Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Ayers
Apr 1992
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Theatre Hoey Auditorium
Western Carolina University Department of Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Ayers
Apr 1992
Steel Magnolias Theatre Temple Theatre
Temple Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Morrissey
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Sep 1990
THE GLASS MENAGERIE Theatre Temple Theatre
Temple Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Morrissey
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Feb 1990
The Man of La Mancha Musical Temple Theatre
Temple Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Morrissey
Set designer: Wally Eastland
Sep 1989

Foreign Bodies

The artistry of Baldock's masterly direction, Andy Harmsen's sound design and Wally Eastland's lighting, transforms a small performance space into the exterior of Mumbai streets and interior of Arizona's hotel room.
Cheryl Threadgold, Melbourne Observer 28/10/2015

4000 MILES

Stage lighting is usually best when not noticed, as was most of the work of Wally Eastland in this show, but the exemplary work of this Asheville-born, Australian-based lighting designer was more than noted, particularly in the moonlight-over-Manhattan scene with Vera and Leo on the couch. Memorable imagery.
JIM CAVENER, Asheville Citizen-Times 12/10/2015
Wally Eastland’s lighting is extra praiseworthy. The lighting here establishes the mood of the play and shows the passage of time as day becomes night. The crisp “natural” sunlight, muted moonlight and tempered Manhattan city lights from the windows are breathtaking.
SANDY STAGGS, CarolinaCurtainCall.com 11/10/2015

PLUCK!

at The Butterfly Club, there is little room for elaborate hoo-ha. A set designer must be smart with how they use a confined space, in order to ensure that the set remains true to the dramaturgy of the play, while making sense to its audience. Props used need to be manageable for all stage hands and able to signify multiple scene locations, whilst maintaining the flow of production when props are moved on and off the stage. Easier said than done, but Pluck! nailed it. ... Using nothing but six wooden boxes and a few props hidden within, the audience is transported to all locations within the production, which can only support the strength of the stage play itself, as well as its direction and execution. Looking back, I am impressed at how well I was able to mentally conceptualise the accoutrements missing from the set, which goes to show how extravagant sets are not always a necessity for production success. In fact, the ability for a... continue reading
Gemma Pass, Desktop Mag 03/07/2015
Wally Eastland’s lighting design also used colour to great effect. He perfectly matched Pluck’s changing inner turmoil, creating vastly different worlds with slight shifts in colour and brightness. It certainly took the play into that world of heightened reality that is required by McCall’s intricate text and Chambers’ manic directorial style.
Fiona Spitzkowski, Theatre People 02/07/2015
Theatre:
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  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • International
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • International Event
  • Stage Touring
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Displays & Art
  • Open Air Events
  • Places of Worship
  • Theme Parks
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training
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Email address

wallye@live.com

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