Justin Townsend

Justin Townsend (Lighting Design) is an international lighting designer for performance. His Broadway lighting designs include: American Psycho (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Henry Hewes Award), The Humans (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Nap, and Little Foxes (NAACP Theatre Award), and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Hewes Nomination, OCC Nomination). As Creative Director, Justin collaborated with Grammy-winning recording artist Drake, designing a 50’-tall replica of the top of the CN Tower for Drake’s OvO Fest in Toronto. The two also paired up for 2017’s “Boy Meets World” European tour. Off Broadway work includes Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Here Lies Love,(Public, Drama Desk for HLL); Vietgone,(MTC); Pretty Filthy,(Civilians); Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play,(Playwrights). Justin received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design in 2014. He is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College dedicated to affordable theatrical education and training.

Role with GPTC: Design Wing Producer