Associate Professor - Lighting Design
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drama, Carnegie Mellon University, emphasis in
scenic & lighting design, and a minor in Architecture.
Appointed to IU in 2014
Allen Hahn's professional career ranges from standard repertoire and world premiere operas for major US and European opera companies to work with some of the country’s most well-regarded avant-garde directors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and numerous companies and festivals in Europe, Asia and South America. He has served as a lighting consultant to artists for installations in Soho, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, and ARoS Kunstmuseum in Denmark. He was Lighting Design Curator for the US delegation to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Stage Design, and his work from several productions was selected for the 2007 Quadrennial. His primary research concerns the intersection of place and narrative in the built environment, and the use of mobile technology to enhance and activate the audience's experience of theatrical storytelling outside of traditional performance venues.