Betsy Adams is a Lucille Lortel Award-nominated, New York-based Lighting Designer whose  work has been seen from Alaska to London.  Recent productions include the world premiere

 of  Daphne’s Dive at Signature Theatre, written by Quiara Hudes & directed by Thomas Kail;

 and  Spill at TimeLine Theatre, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski. She is the original  designer of The Laramie Project and TLP: 10 Years Later.


 Her designs have been seen on the stages of Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Arena Stage;  Baltimore Center Stage; Berkeley Rep; Denver Center; Gielgud Theatre (London); Guthrie  Theater; La Jolla Playhouse; Mark Taper Forum; Paper Mill Playhouse; Perseverance Theater;  San Diego Opera; Seattle Opera; and  The Juilliard School where she has designed many  productions incuding seven years of The Shakespeare Rep.


 Corporate and Special Event projects include product launches, meetings and events for many  high-profile clients. Some of these clients include Pfizer, Gillette, Marriott, Samsung, IBM, the  Armenian Church and the James Beard Foundation Awards. 

Betsy Adams

Blue Hill Design provides lighting design and production services to the varied worlds of special events, corporate meetings, and theatre.

The principals of Blue Hill bring decades of professional experience to the company. The core of our work involves lighting design and related support services.  Our production experience includes:

West End (London)
Regional Theatre
Corporate and Special Events

We believe that our multidisciplinary background strengthens our ability to provide our clients with unique and creative solutions.  We are experienced and comfortable with the most severe time and space constraints, as well as budgets both small and large. Every project gets the benefit of a dramatic imagination working with the best tools from each discipline.

We offer a variety of services, tailored to the needs of each client.  We can be contracted for lighting design only; we also provide integral support personnel such as the production electrician and moving light programmer; and we can also offer complete lighting packages including labor and equipment.  We are fortunate to have access to a broad spectrum of talented people who allow us to offer a wide range of services.  We believe in teamwork and have spent years gathering colleagues whom we trust to bring the highest levels of talent and integrity to every event.


United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 is a labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople, many who are world famous, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries.


ESTA is a non-profit trade association representing the North American entertainment technology industry. 


Published by TD&T (Theatre Design & Technology) and recipient of the Herbert D. Greggs Merit Award.

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David J. McKennan Memorial Fund