Kat Morrill

Lighting Design

Kat Morrill (she/her) is a lighting designer and programmer based in New York City.   She will soon receive her MFA in Design and Technical Production from Brooklyn College, where she is also an adjunct instructor.  

Kat’s approach to lighting design is informed by her background as a classically trained musician.  She analyzes scripts the way she analyzes scores – identifying their forms, motifs, tempos, and tonal shifts and responding with light.  Her process is further informed by 14 years of experience as a lighting technician and operator at companies including Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Northern Stage, and Cirque du Soleil.  

Recent lighting designs:  The Play That Goes Wrong, Side by Side by Sondheim (Northern Stage), Intimate Apparel, The Skriker (Brooklyn College). 

Kat is from the desert and is usually cold.  She enjoys studying the Korean language and attended an immersion program at Sogang University in Seoul during the summer of 2016.  She also enjoys playing brass instruments, gaming, running, and podcasting with her twin.   She currently lives in Manhattan with her wife, Jill, and their adorable cat, Zander.  She is a proud member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.