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College of Arts and Humanities

Christina Barrigan, MFA

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CHRISTINA BARRIGAN (Associate Professor and Head of Design) is a native of North Pole, Alaska. Barrigan earned her B.A. in Theatre from Grinnell College, and an M.F.A in Design and Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the faculty at CWU, she worked as a freelance artist, working in opera, dance, theatre, ballet, independent film and performance art. Professionally, she has lit sea-creatures, ice shows, music acts, production shows, singers, magicians, jugglers, and comedians in situations ranging from theatrical performances, theme parks, corporate/industrial events, cruise ships and concerts. Barrigan's work can be seen locally and regionally. She also has extensive experience in computer aided design and automated lighting. At CWU she is Central Theatre Ensemble's resident lighting designer and as such, designs in the season and mentors student lighting designers' work on the Main Stage and in the annual Orchesis Spring Dance concerts. She is a founding member of DogTown Theater and the current chair of the Northwest section of USITT.

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