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Trui Malten, Lighting Designer


 Lighting Design

Trui Malten Lighting Designer


A professional lighting designer since 1993, Trui Malten lights theatre, opera, dance and performance pieces.

She has a long-standing collaboration with NIE, New International Encounter based in Cambridge. In September 2022 she lit A Grand Soft Day, a theatre piece for 4-year olds about the weather, a collaboration between NIE's director Alex Byrne and Marc MacLochlainn, from Branar Teatar in Ireland. The other NIE shows Trui has designed are: The Snow Queen; Snow White; I will be Everything and Beauty and the Beast.

She also has a recurring collaboration with Eleanor Burke, Artistic Director of Green Opera.Trui designed the lights for: Cunning Little Vixen, HGO; Blue Beard's Castle at the Arcola and Carmen, at West Road Theatre Cambridge. This September Trui will design the opera Jane Eyre at the Arcola in London.

In 2022 Trui assisted Jennifer Tipton on To Kill A Mockingbird, which ran 18 months at the Gielgud Theatre on London's West End.This September she remounted Queen of Spades at the Palau de les Arts for Jennifer.

She premiered Nora and Vera, two ballets choreographed by Stina Quagebeur for the ENB. In Palermo she designed Euthalia by Louisa Stella, directed by Matteo Bavera & Thea Dellavalle. In Norwich she designed sets, lights and costumes for the first outdoor production after lockdown: Tatlin’s Tower, directed by Karen Kirkham, set below the model of the tower at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich.

With performer Adie Mueller, Trui developed and designed My Heart, My Heart - Live Poetry Jukebox, a poetry performance project that toured the UK for five years. During lockdown she made Covid Chronical Cronies: small sculptures and connected stories from days long passed.

Over the years she has been assisting on transfers of productions from the US to London, Naples, or Vienna with lighting designers Jennifer Tipton, Chris Akerlind and Steve Strawbridge. She assisted Christophe Forey on the European tour of Norma starring Cecilia Bartoli. 

Ms. Malten studied lighting design with Jennifer Tipton and set design with Ming Cho Lee at the Yale School of Drama. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1993.  

Please see the attached CV for a full list of productions Trui has worked on.

Trui Malten is a professional member of the Association for Lighting Production and Design, ALPD.

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