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María-Cristina Fusté

Lighting Designer


Ms. Fusté has a career in lighting design with credits in New York, her native Puerto Rico, major cities in the U.S., Bolivia, Colombia, México, and the Dominican Republic. She is also the founder and Executive Artistic Director of BOUNDLESS theatre company, a designer-led theater company that produces theater in NY and PR.

Theater: American Mariachi (Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas/ Goodman Theatre, Chicago), Children of Eden (Aurora Theatre, Atlanta), Sweat (People’s Light Theater, PA), Anna in the Tropics (Colorado Spring Performing Arts Center), The Heath (MRT, MA), In The Heights (Westport Country Playhouse, CT). Fur, Mud, The Conduct of Life, and Prospect, all directed by Elena Araoz (Boundless Theatre Company, NYC), Newsies (Aurora Theatre and Atlanta Lyric, GA), ABIGAIL/1702 (MRT, MA), In the Heights and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta GA).

Opera: Cecilia Valdés (Teatro Colón, Bogotá). Tosca, Bluebeard’s Castle, Madama Butterfly, Don Pasquale, and L’Elisir d’Amore, all directed by Gilberto Valenzuela (Ópera de Puerto Rico, San Juan PR).

Virtual: Adiós Flora by Jorge González (Virtual/In person production NYC), La carta directed by Ismanuel Rodríguez (Virtual/NYC Stacy2666 & Puerto Rico) Entremeses (Series of interviews to Latinx designers) all with Boundless Theatre Company (NYC).  

Training: BA in theater University of Puerto Rico, MFA in Lighting Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Awards: Princess Grace Award recipient/ Pierre Cardin Award in Theater 2018, Suzi Bass Award in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Lighting Design on a Musical (Atlanta, GA).

Founder and Executive Artistic Director: Boundless Theatre Company.



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