Jesus Christ Superstar

“Christian Mejia’s ever-changing lighting design, on [set designer] Kuo-Hao Lo’s industrial, scaffolding-heavy set design, gives the show the hyperkinetic energy of a rock concert until Jesus’ last moments. Backlit by a bewitching blend of blue and soft yellow, the crucifix seems to levitate. It’s lighting the doorway to the firmament.”

- Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle

“Christian Mejia paints with saturated shades of searing light that becomes its own character — guiding, focusing and influencing.”

- Robert Sokol, San Francisco Examiner

“Along with impressive directorial moves comes a lighting design by Christian Mejia that time and again illuminates the stage’s evocations, emotions, and events in ways that add much meaning and muster to already powerful scenes. The overall lighting is a show unto itself, with changes both subtle and sudden that grab attention without ever being distracting.“

- Eddy Reynolds, Theatre Eddys

“…energetic and imaginative lighting design by Christian Mejia.”

- Patrick Thomas, Talkin’ Broadway

Cabaret

"Christian Mejia's lighting focuses starkly on washed-out faces and lives while continuing the fading fable of glitter and glitz."

- Eddy Reynolds, Talkin’ Broadway

 

Rights of Passage

"The show is another step up in production values... every element flowed seamlessly together [including] the evocative projections of lighting designer Christian Mejia..."

- Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

 

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

"...Christian Mejia's typical outstanding light design serve[s] the production extremely well."

- Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm

Maurice

"A tightly focused hypnosis session kicks the play into gear, supported by Christian Mejia's moody lights..."

- Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
                                                                                                       

Waiting for Giovanni

"...dreamlike lighting by Christian Mejia." 

- Richard Connema, Talkin' Broadway                                                                                          
                                                                                             

Treefall

"Christian Mejia's lighting has the refined chiaroscuro of a blue and cubist period painting set in a mountain bunker.  [Scenic designer Kuo-Hao] Lo, Mejia, and cast work swimmingly together to change scenes organically."

- Chris Trenchard, SF Weekly                                                                                                                      


Waiting

"... sometimes a whole dance piece-- choreography, dancer, music, costume, lighting-- all of it, can steal one's heart for a moment."

- Jim Tobin, Bay Area Dance Watch