Lighting Designer


Reza Behjat | Freelance Lighting Designer based in New York city. 

Photo: Nassim Soleimanpour

Photo: Nassim Soleimanpour

Reza Behjat is a New York based lighting designer working in theater, dance and film. He began his career in Iran – where he was born and raised – working with some of the prominent directors on various productions for several years. 

Being an international artist and expanding his knowledge and experiences, encouraged him to leave Iran. In 2014, he moved to New York City to pursue his MFA degree in Lighting Design at New York University - Tisch School of the Arts where he was offered a full ride for three years.

He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including Henry Hewes Design award (Nomination), Design Fellowship at Chautauqua Theater Company, DesignWing Fellow at Great Plains Theater Conference (GPTC), best lighting design and best costume design (Iran International Festival of University Theater) and best set design (Iran International Children and Youth Theater Festival) for various productions.

Reza is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 and Wingspace Theatrical Design.