MARÍA CRISTINA FUSTÉ
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 artistic director of BOUNDLESS theatre company, a designer-led theater company that produces theater in NY and PR.
Recent NY and regional credits: ABIGAIL/1702 (Merrimack Repertory Theatre, MA/ IRNE Award nomination for Best Lighting Design), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta GA. Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Lighting Design on a Musical 2016) Prospect by Octavio Solis, directed by Elena Araoz (BOUNDLESS theatre company, NYC), Mariela in the Desert and Real Women Have Curves (Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville GA), Drawn and Quartered, and American Jornalero, (INTAR, NYC), Germans in Paris directed by José Zayas (59E59, NYC), Yo soy Latina (Crossroads Theatre, NJ). The Feast of the Goat and El Quijote both directed by Jorge Alí Triana (Spanish Repertory Theatre, NYC). Ms. Fusté is the Resident Lighting Designer at Teatro Círculo NY. Credits: La caída de Rafael Trujillo, Carmen Loisaida, Sabina y Lucrecia, El caballero del milagro, Lágrimas negras, Los titingós de Juan Bobo, and La Celestina, among others.
Recent PR credits: Opera: Bluebeard’s Castle, Madama Butterfly, Don Pasquale and L’Elisir d’Amore. Theater: Orphans, Los soles truncos, Godspell, The Giver, La pasión según Antígona Pérez and Steel Magnolias, among others.
Boundless Theatre Company Credits: Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez and directed by Jorge Alí Triana (PR), FABULOSO! by John Kolvenbach and directed by Gilberto Valenzuela (PR), The Good Body by Eve Ensler and directed by Lynnette Salas (PR), Bug by Tracy Letts and directed by Emineh de Lourdes (PR), Boundless Exposed (2009/2015) (NY), Mujer Invisible by Nancy Millán and directed by Ricardo Santana (NY/ PR), Five Kinds of Silence by Shelah Stephenson and directed by Lynnette Salas (PR) and Tlaloc Rivas (NYC), Tropical Tree by Yukio Mishima and directed by Emineh de Lourdes (PR), Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Emineh de Lourdes (PR) and Madre el Drama Padre by Enrique Jardiel Poncela and directed by José Zayas (NY).
Education and Honors: She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Puerto Rico, and an MFA in Lighting Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of Local USA 829.
ACE Award 2006 Nomination for Best Lighting Design/ El Quijote at the Spanish Repertory Theatre. New York, NY
ACE Award 2007 Award for Best Lighting Design/ La Celestina - Teatro Círculo. New York, NY
Suzi Bass Award 2016 Award for Outstanding Lighting Design on a Musical/ In the Heights - Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit. Atlanta, GA.
Broadway World Awards 2016 / Award for Best Technical Design-Lighting/ In the Heights - Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit. Atlanta GA.
IRNE Awards 2017/Nomination for Best Lighting Design/ ABIGAIL/1702 - Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell MA.