site opdated: 11.04.2019.



Sonja Lea
Born 1976. Roskilde, Denmark.


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Theatre productions in 2019:

  • In the making, premiere May 4th:
        Kirstine K. Høgsbro & Teater Grob
        "Efter Tiden"- Lighting design
  • John's Teater&Teatret ved Sorte Hest
        "I nat kommer krigen hjem"- Lighting design
  • Teater Hils Din Mor
        "Den sommer far blev homo"- Lighting design
  • Riddersalen
        "Æblet falder ikke langt,,"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2018:

  • Teater Hund
        "Jul med Dyr "- Lighting design
  • Teater V
        "John Lennon er død"- Lighting design
  • Husets Teater
        "Richard III"- Lighting design
  • WEGO
        "Dead Awake"- Lighting design
  • Teater Grob
        "I Støvet Fra Regnen"- Lighting design
  • Det lille Teater
        "Panama er Alletiders"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2017:

  • Teater Får302
        "Omsorg"- Lighting design
  • Malmø Stadsteater
        "En annan värld"- Lighting design
        Awarded ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ :-)
  • Teater Får302
        "Et hus på sand og håb"- Lighting design
  • Jacob Stage & Betty Nansen Teatret performing at Edison
        "Jeg misforstår gerne det hele"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2016:

  • Teater V
        "Sange for freden"- Lighting design
  • Riddersalen
        "Frøken Jensens Kogebog"- Lighting design
  • Johns Teater & Teater Grob
        "Vinger"- Lighting design
  • Bornholms Teater
        "Den Politiske Kandestøber"- Lighting design
  • Esbjerg Revy 2016
        - Lighting design
  • Hvidovre Musikskole
       "Rent the Musical"- Lighting design
  • Republique
        "Foråret"- Co Lighting design. Partner Peter Lorich
  • Abelone Koppel &Teater Får302
        "Tørst"- Lighting design
  • Grønnegade Teater
        "Jorden rundt i 80 dage"- Lighting design
  • Bådteatret
        "Arne går under"- Lighting design
  • Institutet &Teater Får302
        "Flowers, Feathers, Fishes & Snow"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2015:

  • Frit Fald v. Özlem Saglanmak & Teater Grob
        "Hår på den"- Lighting design
        Awarded ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ :-)
  • Republique
        "Sommeren uden mænd"- Lighting design
  • Jacque Lauritsen performing at Får302
        "Faldet"- Lighting design
  • Five Feet Tall performing at Bådteatret
        "Mit Mørke"- Lighting design
  • Bornholms Teater
        "Jeppe på Bjerget"- Lighting design
  • Esbjerg Revy 2015
       - Lighting design
  • Figura Ensemble & Musikteatret SAUM
        "KropUmulig"- Lighting design
  • Hvidovre Musikskole
       "Pippin the Musical"- Lighting design
  • ZeBU&Teater Værk
        "Landet Under"- Lighting design
  • Teater Kamikaze
        "Sange om mor"- Lighting design
  • Teater Får302
        "Turister"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2014:

  • Holbæk Teater
        "Dejlig er haven"- Lighting design
  • ZeBU
        "Bottom Rocks" (IRL#3)- Lighting design
  • Teater Får302
        "Sympati for djævlen"- Lighting design
  • Bornholmerrevyen
        "Sikke en fest"- Lighting design
  • Bådteatret
        "Testamentet"- Lighting design
  • Hvidovre Musikskole
       "City of angels"- Lighting design
  • Folketeatret
        "Hunden er rask"- Lighting design
  • Riddersalen
        "Den bedste af alle verdener"- Lighting design
       ( Rewarded by The Danish Arts Foundation/ Statens Kunstfond :-)
  • Teater Hund
        "Platons Hule- mon der er liv efter tv?"- Lighting design
  • Figura Ensemble
        "Alverden God Nat"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2013:

  • Det Lille Teater
        "Huset"- Lighting design
  • Bornholmerrevyen
        "En god aften i dårligt selskab"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
        "Slipper fantasien løs"- Lighting design
  • Hvidovre Musikskole
       "Jekyll and Hyde"- Lighting design
  • Teater Baestet
        "Skyggen"- Lighting design
  • Teater Grob
        "En plads i mit hjerte"- Lighting design
  • Riddersalen
        "Peer Gynt- Offpiste"- Lighting design
  • Bådteatret
        "Odysseen"- Lighting design
  • ZeBU
        "Rejsen til nu"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2012:

  • UmDieEcke
       "Ufologens Fald"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
        "Går planken ud"- Lighting design
        Awarded "Årets Revy 2012" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ :-)
  • Hvidovre Musikskole
       "The Wiz"- Lighting design
  • Riddersalen
        "Kærlighed uden strømper"- Lighting design
  • Teater Grob
        "Peter og Elgen"- Lighting design
  • Five Feet Tall
        "BCNU"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2011:

  • Bådteatret
        "M.O.J.N"- Lighting design
  • Teater Hund
        "Hvorfor ikke? - rejsen til Det Underste land"- Lighting design
  • Riddersalen
        "Skærmydsler"- Lighting design
  • Randers Egnsteater
        "Klokkeren"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
        "Nu med fødselsdag"- Lighting design
  • Hvidovre Musikskole
       "Cabaret"- Lighting design
  • Teater Hund
        "HUND009"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2010:

  • Teater Grob
        "Middag For 1"- Lighting design
  • ZeBU
        "Irl2"- Lighting design
  • Figura Ensemble
        "4 vinkler paa Medea"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
        "I Middelalderens tegn"- Lighting design
  • Café Teatret
        "Krasnoyarsk"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2009:

  • Mungo Park Kolding
        "Agnes Cecilia"- Lighting design
  • Man made Inc. & Bådteatret
        "Reconvalescensen"- Lighting design
  • Teater Får302
        "Træt af kunst"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
       "Campinglivets glæder"- Lighting design
  • Figura Ensemble
        "Er jeg ikke Don Quixote"- Lighting design
  • Københavns Musikteater
        "Villa Requiem"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2008:

  • Hamletscenen
        "Glade dage"- Lighting design
  • Teater Grob
        "En plads i mit hjerte"- Lighting design
  • Aida Nadeem
        "Hidden Smile"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
      "Det er så yndigt at følges ad"- co Lighting design. Partner: Christina Hørlyk
  • Nørrebro Teater
        -Assistent Lighting Manager


  • Theatre productions in 2007:

  • Nørrebro Teater
        "Kvindernes hævn"- Lighting design
  • Hotel Pro Forma
        "Sandbarnet ™"- Lighting design
  • Corona La Balance
        "IRL"- Lighting design
  • Dragsholm Revy
       "Danmarks Uhyggeligste Revy"- co Lighting design. Partner: Christina Hørlyk
  • Nørrebro Teater
        - Assistent Lighting Manager and operator
  • Das Beckwerk
        "The Last European"- Lighting Manager and operator
        "The History Of The Democracy"- performance and exhibition- Lighting Manager and operator
        "Claus Beck-Nielsen Memorial Night"- reading/concert- Lighting design and operator
       (performed at Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, Austria)

    Theatre productions in 2006:

  • Sara Gebran - Public Eye
        "Paradise"- Lighting design
        "Allah o Amen"- Lighting design
  • Nørrebro Teater
        - Assistent Lighting Manager and operator
  • Teater Grob
        "Håndbog i overlevelse"- Lighting design
        "Jeg, Mig & Mit"- Lighting design

    Theatre productions in 2005:

  • Nørrebro Teater
       -Assistent Lighting Manager and operator
  • Sara Gebran- Public Eye
        "Frontiers"- Lighting Manager and operator
       (tour to Damascus, Syria)
  • Hotel Pro Forma
        "Jeg er kun skindød"- Lighting Manager and operator

    Theatre productions from 1997-2004:

  • Rialto Teatret
        "I dit korte liv"- Lighting design
  • Den Anden Opera
        "Miki alone"- Lighting design
  • New Danish Dance Theatre (NNDT)
        "Copenhagen Summerdance" - Light technician
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Company - Tivoli Koncertsalen
        - Light technician
  • Cantabile 2
        "Seven princesses" - Light technician and operator
  • Next Zone/ Lene Boel
        "Cinematic Moves #2" - Light technician
        "Cinematic Moves #1" - Light technician
  • Kim Brandstrup & Arc Dance Company (DK/UK) Kronborg
        "Hamlet" - Light technician
  • Cirkity Gravikus (SE)
        "By Accident"- Lighting design. Theatre festival in Paderborn, Germany
        "What a family we are"- Lighting design
  • Gladsaxe Teater
        "Medea"- Light technician
        "Cabaret"- Light technician
        "Lady of The Camillians"- Trackpot operator
  • Betty Nansen
        "Den store Bastian"- Light technician and followspot operator
        "Misantropen"- Light technician and operator
        "11comma7"- Light technician
  • Corona Danse Teater
        "Snak"- Light technician
        "Solo"- Stage and light technician on tour
  • Teater Grob
        "Vejen til himlen"- Lighting design
        "Femme Finale"- Operator
        "Sød Tøs"- co Lighting design. Partner: Per Aagaard.
        "Sex"- co Lighting design and operator. Partner: Per Aagaard.
        "Boksning"- co Lighting design and operator
  • Cumulus Teatret
        "The Tempest"- Stage and light technician on tour
  • Rasmussens Gaderobe Show- Light & sound technician and operator
  • Teater Vestvolden
        "En helt i skoven"- Stage technician
  • Teater Rå
        "Ingenmandsland"- co Lighting design
  • Teater Præcedens
        "Zonen"- co Lighting design
  • Teater Skab
        "Først blir man jo født"- Lighting design and operator
        "En verdensomsejling under bordet"- Lighting design and operator
  • Hvidovre Teater
        "Insomnia"- Stage technician
        "The Inquisition"- Stage technician
  • Taastrup Teater
       "Christmas Show"- Stage technician
        "Robin Hood"- Stage technician
  • Lo Speccio- amateur stage in Roskilde
        "A Midsummer Night's Dream"- Set designer

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    Other work than theatre productions:

    Lectures in lighting:

  • 2017+18 NEXT Creative. TUE/TEA uddannelsen. Teaching basic lighting theory and practice in Theatre, Tv and showbiz.
  • 2015 Den Danske Scenekunstskole/ København. Twelwe hour cource in the basics of stage lighting.
  • 2012 Københavns Tekniske Skole- Event uddannelsen. One week cource in basic stage lighting and basic colour theory.
  • 2012 Flakkebjerg Efterskole- Boarding school. Two hour introduction to theatre lighting.
  • 2005 Kunsthøjskolen i Holbæk- Art school. Two week cource in lighting and colours.

    Work as a Lighting Consultan:

  • 2012 Restaurent Nordisk Spisehus. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review in Børsen.
  • 2009 Art exhibition."Guder, Ånder og Aner" produced by Gl. Holtegaard Exhibitionhall.


    Various Events:

  • Diamantensemblets"Nytårskoncert 2015". Venue: Dronningesalen Den Sorte Diamant.
        Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Copenhagen Phil meets Grå Hal". Contemporary music events 2013. Venue: Den Grå Hal.
        Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Lydrejse 1913-2013". Dansk Komponist Forenings100 års jubilæum 1913-2013. Venue: Den Sorte Diamant.
        Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Nordic Music Days 2010". Contemporary Music Festival 2010. Venue: Den Grå Hal.
        Co Lighting designer & operator. Partner: Mikkel Jensen.

  • "Toner i natten". Classical concert 2010. Danish National Radio and RUO. Venue: DR Byen Studio 1.    
        Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Randy Breaker with Danish National Radio Big Band and RUO". Jazz concert 2010. Venue: DR Byen Studio 1.
        Lighting designer & operator.

  • "P2 Prisen 2009, Heftig Händel". Classical concert 2009. Danish National Radio and RUO. Venue: DR Byen Studio 1.
        Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Vild med Vivaldi". Classical concert 2009. Danish National Radio and RUO. Venue: DR Byen Studio 1. Lighting designer & operator.

  • "P2 Prisen 2008". Classical concert 2008. Danish National Radio and RUO. Venue: DR Byen Studio 2. Lighting designer & operator

  • "Glædelig Mozart". Classical concert 2008. Danish National Radio and RUO. Venue: DR Byen Studio 2. Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Magic Fight Night #2". Show event 2008. Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Magic Fight Night #1". Show event 2008. Co Lighting designer & operator. Partner: Henrik Spangsbo.

  • "DISTORTED". Art exhibition 2007. Created by Designer Ane Lykke. Lighting designer.

  • "Transitions". Classic music project 2007. Produced by Sound Around, Biennale of contemporary music. Lighting designer.

  • "Lys over Lolland". Art Festival 2004. Co Lighting designer, technician & operator. Partner: Adelstein Steffanson.

  • "CosmicZoom". Amateur short movie festival in the Grey Hal Christania 2001. Lighting designer.

  • "Roskilde Festival". Music Featival, Green stage (1999, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04). Volunteer stagehand.

  • "Ruthstock". Music Festival 1998. Lighting designer & operator.

  • "Copenhagen Live". Music Festival 1998. Light technician & operator.


    Bands I worked with as a lightdesigner and operator onsite, some more than others:

  • Lise Westzynthius
  • A Kid Hereafter
  • Øresund Space Collective
  • Afenginn with symphony orchestra
  • Sterling
  • Harry Lime
  • Mob
  • Nautilus
  • Perfect
  • Birk
  • Fabeldyr

    Venues: DR Studie2, Lille Vega, Store Vega, Amager Bio,
    Roskilde Festival, Malmø Festival, Rock Ama'r,
    Gimle, Stengade, Loppen, Forbrændingen & Rust.

    Various sound, light & booking compagnies. Working as light technician & stagehand. 1999-2004:

  • Gearkassen- Light & sound technician.
  • Motor Denmark- Stage & light technician.
  • Moto- wannabe sound technician ;-)
  • Danish Koncert Booking (DKB-MOTOR)- Stagehand.
  • Danish Radio (DR, entertainment department)- Stagehand.

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    My education:

  • The Danish National Theatre School, light department (2000-04):
      
    - Theatre play "Helvedesmaskinen" (2004)- Lighting design & operator
    - Project "Rembrandt" (2004)- Co Lighting design. Partner Jeppe Lawaetz.

    - Theatre play "Svinestien" (2003)- Lighting design & operator
    - Theatre play "Liebelie" (2003)- Lighting design & operator
    - Mixed performance "Alex Alex" (2003)-co Lighting design & operator. Partner Jeppe Lawaetz

    - Theatre play "Oleanna" (2002)- Lighting design & operator
    - Performance "Why do we punk" (2002)- Lighting design & operator
    - Event "Kulturnatten 02" (Copenhagen Culture Night 2002)- co Lighting design & operator
    - Theatre festival "Nordic Theatre School Festival" (2002)- co Producer, lighting designer & operator
    - Room installation "Rum Projekt" (2002)- Lighting design

    - Theatre play "En forbryder" by Anton Tjekhov (2001)- Lighting design & operator
    - Event "Kulturnatten 01" (Copenhagen Culture Night 2001)- co Lighting design & operator

    - Field trips visiting theaters, museums, art exhibitions and lighting conventions:
      London (2000), Berlin (2001), Paris (2002) and London (2003)

    - Traniee work experience:
    · Three weeks with Light Designer Torkel Blomkvist at Göteborg Operaen, 2003. The Opera ”Don Giovanni”.
    · Four weeks at SVT- Swedish Television in Göteborg, 2003. The series ”Dom Drappade” (light technician- on location).
    · Three weeks with Light Designer Jesper Kongshaug's productions on Kaleidoskop, Gladsaxe Teater and DKT. 2002.
    · One week at "Børneteater Festival" / "Festival of Children's Theatre" with Odsherred Teater. 2001.

  • Bagscenen / Backstage- live sound and lights (1998 - 99). Fulldokumentation (Danish only)
    - Various events and projects as co lighting designer, operator & technician.
    - Live lighting, lightplot, fire precautions, first aid, rigging & electricity etc.

  • Herning Højskole / Herning Folk High School (1997 - 98)
    - Drawing, set design & lighting etc.


  • HF- Amtsgymnasiet in Roskilde / High School (1995 - 97)
    - Lectures in visual art.


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