André C. Allen is a native of Queens, New York and has been a lighting designer for 20 years. He attended Morehouse College where he founded Blacklight Productions Inc, a full service production design firm, in 1990. He has served the Atlanta arts community as Production Manager with the Rialto Center and Operations Manager with the Ferst Center. He has worked with critically acclaimed artists Savion Glover, Ravi Shankar, Twyla Tharp, Herbie Hancock and Yolanda Adams. André designed the True Colors premieres of Fences, The Wiz, Resurrection, Swimming Upstream, for colored girls and Our Town.
Suzi Bass Awards History
2015 Suzi Bass Nominee, Lighting Design Musical, Memphis, Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outfit
2013 Suzi Bass Nominee, Lighting Design Play, The Mountaintop, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company