About Charles

Charles Cooper Is an award winning Chicago based lighting designer.    His regional and Chicago credits include work for Steppenwolf Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre,  Writers’ Theatre,  Drury Lane Oakbrook,  Victory Gardens Theatre , Northlight Theatre, First Stage Milwaukee, American Theatre Company, Peninsula Players Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago and many more. Charles is proud to be an Associate Artist of Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre where he has designed more than 15 productions.   Frequent collaborators include directors William Brown, Kimberly Senior, Andrea Dymond, and designers Keith Pitts, Kevin Depinet, Andrew Hansen and Rachel Healy.  He studied at Purchase College and De Paul University.   Charles has received five Jeff nominations and two After Dark Awards.  He lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife Angela, Sons Ethan and Gavin , and golden retriever Shelby.  Charles has been  a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 since 2005.