Don Guyton, ASTC

Don has over thirty-five -years of experience working as a theatre professional, twenty-six of them as a theatre consultant.  Prior to becoming a theatre consultant he worked as a freelance lighting designer and stage manager for opera, ballet, and modern dance.  Don 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, Don has contributed to projects ranging from college and university performance spaces to major facilities designed by world-class architectural firms.

His years spent working as a lighting designer and stage manager for dance and opera companies, combined with his experience gained touring through major national and international venues, has provided him with a keen understanding of performance spaces and technical systems.  Don continues to be an active theatrical lighting designer.

Selected Project Experience
  • Al Habtoor City, La Perle by Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 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 Renovation and Howard Gilman Opera House Renovation, Brooklyn, New York
  • Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, DC
  • Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • College of William and Mary, Performing Arts Complex, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Dwight Englewood School, Village Auditorium, Englewood, New Jersey
  • Emerson College, Cutler Majestic Theatre, The Paramount Theatre Re-use and Tufte Performance and Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Greely High School, Cumberland, Maine
  • Huntington Theatre Company, Renovation and Expansion, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jackie Robinson Theatre, Brooklyn, New York
  • Kaufman Center, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, New York
  • Marymount School, New York, New York
  • Miller Center Auditorium, Renovation, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Queens Theatre in the Park, New York, New York
  • 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
  • The Juilliard School, Drama Division Studio, New York, New York
  • The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, New York
  • Trinity Church, Renovation, 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
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Filene Center, Vienna Virginia
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, Illinois
Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Opera and Musical Theatre Production
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • United Scenic Artists Local #829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society