Justin Townsend is a lighting and scenic designer dedicated to lasting and developing relationships with directors. Recent design work includes: “Othello” with Karin Coonrod at Hartford Stage, “Apollo: Part 1 Lebensraum” with director Nancy Keystone at the new Mark Taper Forum space, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, and “Major Barbara” with Brooke O’Harra at LaMama. He is a founding member the theatre group TENT, a group of performing visual artists committed to action and image. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts where he studied with Christopher Akerlind, Chris Barreca and Erik Ehn. Additionally he has trained with the SITI company in Saratoga, NY as well as in Los Angeles. He has guest lectured at Rochester University, Suffolk University, Sienna College.