Sydney Becker is a lighting designer for live performance hailing from Margate, New Jersey, currently based in Massachusetts. Upcoming projects include What of the Night by María Irene Fornés.
A recent graduate from Princeton University, where she obtained a B.A. in anthropology and a certificate in theater with a focus on design, Sydney worked with the Lewis Center and the Program in Theater at Princeton on over twelve productions, including productions of Into the Woods, Cloud 9, The Seagull, Singin' in the Rain, and How I Learned to Drive. In addition to her work in the Program in Theater, she also designed over 40 productions for various student theater groups on campus. Her senior theater thesis at Princeton was a production of Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill, which she designed set and lighting for, as well as serving as the production's dramaturg.
Post graduation, Sydney was the 2017-2018 Allen Lee Hughes Lighting Fellow at Arena Stage in D.C., and was the Lighting Supervisor for Glimmerglass Festival’s 2018 season. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Lighting Design from University of Massachusetts Amherst under the mentorship of Penny Remsen.