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Aaron Mooney

Professor of Lighting Design



Aaron is the Resident Lighting Designer and Professor of Lighting Design at OCU. He joined the faculty at OCU in 2012. Previously, Aaron served as an adjunct professor for Queens College in New York City. Aaron holds an MFA in Theatre Design from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Theatre Education from The University of Tulsa. Aaron has lit events in spaces as large as Radio City Music Hall (NYC), the Western Heritage Museum (OKC), and The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino (Tulsa) as well as spaces so small that they barely deserve to be called theatres. Recent design credits include: Pageant (Lyric OK), The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Carmen (OKC Ballet), and King Lear for (OK Shakespeare in the Park). Previous Lighting Designs for OCU include: RENT, Brigadoon, The Grapes of Wrath, South Pacific, Street Scene, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bernstein's MASS, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Legally Blonde: The Musical. Aaron serves as the Resident Lighting Designer for OKC Ballet. In addition to all of his theatrical design work, Aaron has worked on exhibition lighting at the S.R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the National Museum of the Native American (NYC), and the Morgan Museum & Library. Fashion lighting in New York City includes: Barneys New York, Prada, Armani, and Dolce + Gabbana. He lives close to campus with his wife and son.

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