Jeff Woods is an award winning lighting designer, based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1996, he has created over 200 designs for some of Portland's favorite theatre companies including Theatre Vertigo, Lakewood Theatre Company, Teatro Milagro, triangle! Productions, and Oregon Children's Theatre.
In addition to theatre, he has studied Cinematography at NYU, where he shot and cut a music video for his final project; was the Gaffer, Producer, and Director of Photography, as part of the 48 Hour Film Project, and has been the Gaffer on multiple short films.
Jeff lives in Portland with his wife and son, and their menagerie of fuzzy beasts.
"Jeff Woods lights the [American Idiot] stage with a cacophonous atmosphere that moves at the same quick speed as the ensemble...At times the strobe lights flash like those in a rock arena. Other times they become the climate of pressure that the kids are struggling through. The cast breaks the fourth wall often, just like real kids do, and the lighting also moves off and through the stage as an illuminated shadow of their exuberance." - Christa Morletti McIntyre, Oregon ArtsWatch