Lighting Design/projections/ Technical Director
Geoffrey Gooch (Lighting Design & Technical Direction) is a sixteen year veteran of RossMusic Theatre and M & M Productions. He is responsible for many of the wonderful designs you see on the RMT stage. Together with his projections and lighting designs he has made the last four Ross
Music Shows visually breathtaking. Geoff was
also instrumental in the design and wiring of
the lighting system at our Studio Street Theatre.
Early in his career Geoff won the Northwest Indiana Theatre Guild award for best lighting for his design of Scrooge. Having lit many shows with RMT//M&M Geoff went on to continue his work as a professional lighting designer. Geoff has lit shows for many national touring acts at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville such as Anita Baker and The OJays. Geoff continued working with Ross Music Theatre while also working in the lighting industry in Chicago for several years, supplying lighting to many local, regional and national acts. After several years in the Chicago area Geoff went on to work for Royal Caribbean International, lighting many performances on cruise ships while enjoying cruising around many parts of the world. Geoff is currently on staff at Purdue University in West Lafayette as Lighting Designer and Projection Specialist for Elliott Hall of Music Productions, the in-house production department. Geoff has lit hundreds of shows in his five years at Purdue, including the nationally televised Annual Purdue Musical Organization's Christmas Show. You can see his work this coming December on your local PBS station. In addition to his work on live stage productions Geoff has also been the Director of Photography on two independent films. The first, Reel Competition, was a featured selection at the Las Vegas Film Festival where it was an award winner for Best Directorial Debut.. A Reel Merry Christmas, a prequel to the successful Reel Competition also was featured in film festivals around the United States.