Don Guyton

Donald Guyton has over twenty-five years of experience working as a theatre professional. Prior to becoming a theatre consultant he worked as a freelance lighting designer and stage manager for opera, ballet, and modern dance. Mr. Guyton joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in early 2000, bringing eight years of theatre consulting and project management experience to the firm.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Guyton has contributed to projects ranging from college and university performance spaces to major facilities designed by world-class architectural firms. Before joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Mr. Guyton was a project manager on the recent renovation of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He also served as a project manager on the early design phases of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

His credits as a lighting designer and stage manager for dance and opera include the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, the Universal Ballet of Seoul, Korea, Ballet Hispanico and The Opera Company of Philadelphia. This experience, gained in major national and international venues, has provided him with a keen understanding of performance spaces and technical systems. Mr. Guyton continues to be active as a production lighting designer for opera and modern dance companies.

Selected Project Experience
  • Al Habtoor City , La Perle by Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, Maine
  • Boston University, Production Center and Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fulton Street Development, Brooklyn, New York
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Richard B. Fisher Music Building, Harvey Theatre and Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York
  • Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Colby College, Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theatre, Waterville, Maine
  • Emerson College, Cutler Majestic Theatre, The Paramount Theatre Re-use and Tufte Performance and Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Finger Lakes Community College, Visual and Performing Arts Auditorium and Academic Building, Canandaigua, New York
  • Greely High School, Cumberland, Maine
  • Jackie Robinson Theatre, Brooklyn, New York
  • Kaufman Center, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, New York
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, New York
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Potsdam State University, Potsdam, New York
  • Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows, New York
  • Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Riverfront Amphitheatre, Bangor, Maine
  • Saenger Theatre, Renovation and Expansion, Pensacola, Florida
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Sun Valley Music Pavilion, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Symphony Space, New York, New York
  • The Juilliard School, Drama Division Studio, New York, New York
  • The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, New York
  • United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, New York, New York
  • University of Oklahoma, School of Music, Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center at Holmberg Hall, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Opera and Musical Theatre Production
Professional Affiliations
  • United Scenic Artists Local #829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society