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Shelby Thach

Third-year MFA Lighting Design Candidate


Shelby Thach is a third-year MFA candidate from San Gabriel, California. She received her BA in drama with honors in lighting design and technology from the University of California, Irvine. Throughout her undergraduate and freelance careers, Shelby has worked on a variety of shows, ranging from plays, musicals, and dance concerts. UC San Diego credits: Fifty Boxes of Earth, Limp Wrist on the Lever, winterWORKS ‘22 (ALD), Everybody (LD), Peerless (L/VD), Trojan Women: A Version (LD), winterWORKS ‘21 (LD), As You Like It (LD), Letters from Cuba (ALD).  Select credits: Lempicka (ALD, La Jolla Playhouse), The Garden (ALD, La Jolla Playhouse), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (ALD, South Coast Repertory), I Love You So Much, Squeeze Me to Death (LD, Bootleg Theater/Wisdome LA), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (LD, UCI).

UCSD credits

Fifty Boxes of Earth

Limp Wrist on the Lever

winterWORKS ‘22 (ALD)


Peerless (Lighting and Video Design)

Trojan Women: A Version (virtual)

winterWorks '21 (virtual)

As You Like It (virtual)

Letters From Cuba (virtual, ALD)


BA in Drama with Honors in Lighting Design and Technology, UC Irvine