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 Executive Artistic Director of BOUNDLESS theatre company, a designer-led theater company that produces theater in NY and PR.
Recent credits: The Heath (Merrimack Repertory Theatre, MA), Sweat (People’s Light, PA), In the Heights (Westport Country Playhouse, CT), Newsies (Aurora Theatre and Atlanta Lyric, GA), ABIGAIL/1702 (Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell MA), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta GA), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aurora Theatre and Teatrical Outfit), Prospect by Octavio Solis, Mud and The Conduct of Life by María Irene Fornés, and Prospect by Octavio Solis, all 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).
Recent PR credits: Opera: Cecilia Valdés (Teatro Colón, Bogotá Colombia). Tosca, Bluebeard’s Castle, Madama Butterfly, Don Pasquale, and L’Elisir d’Amore, all directed by Gilberto Valenzuela (Ópera de Puerto Rico, San Juan PR).
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.
Princess Grace Award recipient/ Pierre Cardin Award in Theater 2018
Suzi Bass Award 2017 Award for Outstanding Lighting Design on a Musical/ The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit. Atlanta, GA.
IRNE Awards 2017/Nomination for Best Lighting Design/ ABIGAIL/1702 - Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell MA.
Borimix 2017 Special award for Boundless Theatre Company’s contributions to the Latino culture and community.
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.