Theatre Lighting Design
Trui Malten is an international set and lighting designer living in Cambridge, UK. She designed the lights for more than 140 productions of newly devised plays, classics, opera, musicals and dance.
In Spain she lit the opera Peter Grimes at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, directed by Willy Decker.
In April she premiered Nora, a new piece for the English National Ballet, choreographed by Stina Quagebeur. This was her second collaboration with Stina, for whom she also designed ENB’s Vera. Her most resent lighting designs for theatre productions are: I Will Be Everything, an EU Creative Europe programme, which will tour 7 countries; Snow White and Beauty and the Beast, all directed by New International Encounter’s Alex Byrne; The Ladder, the last part in a trilogy by Shon Dale-Jones, Hoipolloi. In May 2019 she designed the lights for performance artist Caroline Wright’s piece: Breath Control, at the Coronet in London. For Only When It’s Feathers Are Grown, a performance/exhibition project written and directed by Lucy Crow of Fly No Filter, Trui designed and build most of the set.
Upcoming & ongoing projects:
Together with the performer Adie Mueller, she developed and designed My Heart, My Heart, Live Poetry Jukebox, an ever evolving poetry performance project that has been touring the UK for the past three years.
Snow White, New International Encounter, director Alex Byrne, Tobacco Factory Bristol, December 2019; US tour, spring 2020.
Power, Charmaine Childs, The Lowry in Manchester in April 2020.
Trui Malten is a professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers: