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May 2018

Tori is going to the Metropolitan Opera House with ABT!

As the lighting production assistant, Tori Mays is spending her summer in the big apple with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House for their summer season!  She is so excited to be working with Kriss Kloss and Brad Fields!  Definitely, one to check off the bucket list!

March 2018

USITT Young Designer: Barbizon Lighting Design Winner Announced!

Tori Mays is the recipient of the 2018 USITT Young Designer Barbizon Lighting Design Award!  She is eternally grateful to be receiving this award in honor of one of her best friends, Jonathan Resnick.

October 2017

ETC Live Design International Sponsorship Winners Announced 

The winners of the ETC LDI Sponsorship have been announced, and Tori Mays is one of the seven reciepts!  The sponsorship covers travel expenses, hotel and accomidations, and conference registration. It also provides an amazing opportunity to be paired with an industry professional to serve as a career mentor!  Tori is so grateful and appreciative of this opportunity and is so excited for the conference in November.    

November 2016

Born Yesterday Opens at the Arizona Repertory Theatre

Tori's first lighting design at Arizona Repertory Theatre opens November 9th at the Marroney Theatre in Tucson, AZ.  Make sure to check out this classical theatrical performance and feel free to read the amazing review on!  You can also check out pictures from the show in her lighting gallery.

November 2016

Tori is nominated for Best Lighting Design! has announced the nominees for the Columbus Region Broadway World Awards.  Tori Mays has been nominated for the Best Lighting Design award for her design of The Birds at the Huron Playhouse this past summer.  Make sure to cast your vote before the new year, and vote for the other Huron Playhouse Directors, Designers, and Actors!  Thank you for your support!

May 2016

Tori is headed to the University of Arizona!

Tori is excited to embark on the next adventure of her life...Graduate School!  She is attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ to persue a MFA in Lighting Design.  Tori is looking forward to this opportunity and learning more abour her craft.  Wish her luck!

Nov 2015

Rock River Times features an article on Tori Mays

The Rock River Times, one of the major newspapers for the city of Rockford, featured Tori and her lighting design career in article.  Click the link below to read it.

Oct 2015

Richard Raether interviews Tori Mays for local news station

Richard Raether, Artistic Director of Artists' Ensemble Theatre, interviewed Tori Mays for Rockford's local news station for their November broadcast on the Rockford art happenings.  She talks about her procces, advances in technology and how they affect lighting design, her past designs, and some exciting upcoming work she is doing in the Rockford area and beyond!  Make sure you tune in on Wednesday in November at 8pm!

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