Scott Zielinski lives in the U.S. and designs lighting for theater, dance, and opera throughout the world. He has lit more than 300 productions and has worked with numerous directors and choreographers including Neil Bartlett, Jesse Berger, Chase Brock, Chen Shi-Zheng, Karin Coonrod, Ron Daniels, Mike Donahue, David Esbjornson, Daniel Fish, Richard Foreman, Sir Peter Hall, Hal Hartley, Doug Hughes, Richard Jones, Michael Kahn, James Kudelka, Tony Kushner, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Tina Landau, Krystian Lupa, James MacDonald, Ethan McSweeney, Jonathan Moscone, Arthur Nauzyciel, Ong Keng Sen, Diane Paulus, Lisa Peterson, James Robinson, Anna Deavere Smith, Rebecca Taischman, Regina Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, Kate Whoriskey, George C. Wolfe, and Mary Zimmerman. Scott has received numerous awards including Barrymore (Philadelphia), Bay Area Theater Critics (Berkeley), Craig Noel (San Diego), Drama Desk (NYC), Garland (LA), Jeff (Chicago), Lucille Lortel (NYC), NAACP, Ovation (LA), Suzi Bass (Atlanta), and was exhibited in the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design. As a young designer he was a recipient of the TCG/NEA Design Fellowship. He has been a teacher, guest lecturer, or visiting artist at Bard College, Boston University, University of Chicago, Florida State University, New York University, Temple University, and Yale University.



Topdog/Underdog (Broadway), Apollo Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, Joesph Papp Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater, Lincoln Center Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick Theater, Red Bull Theater, Signature Theatre, Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience, Vineyard Theater.



A Contemporary Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, Alliance Theater, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, Arizona Theater Company, Baltimore Centerstage, Bard SummerScape, Berkeley Repertory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Chautauqua Theater, Children’s Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center Theater Company, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Theater, Goodman Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage Company, Huntington Theater Company, Intiman Theater, LaJolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theater, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theater, Papermill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Portland Center Stage, Portland Stage, Prince Music Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, The Shakespeare Theater (DC), Signature Theater (DC), South Coast Repertory Theater, Spoleto Festival USA, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Studio Theater (DC), Williamstown Theater Festival, Yale Repertory Theater.



Adelaide Festival (Adelaide), Arts Centre (Melbourne), Festival d’Avignon (Avignon), Biennale de la Danse (Lyon), Centre Dramatique National (Orleans), Dansens Hus (Oslo), Dansens Hus (Stockholm), Edinburgh Festival (Edinburgh), Esplanade Theatre (Singapore), Fukuoka Art Museum (Fukuoka), Theatre de Gennevilliers (Paris), iDans (Istanbul), InTransit (Berlin), Landestheater (Linz), Luminato Festival (Toronto), Lyric Theatre Hammersmith (London), Mini Theater (Ljubljana), National Theater of Iceland (Reykjavik), National Theater of Norway (Oslo), Theatre Neumarkt (Zurich), New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong), The Royal Court Theatre (London), Royal National Theatre (London), Theater St. Gallen (St. Gallen), Schauspielhaus (Vienna), Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center (Shanghai), Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (Shizuoka), Singapore International Festival of Arts (Singapore), Sommertheater Festival (Hamburg), Theatre Spektakel Zurcher (Zurich), Tanz Quartier (Vienna), TheatreWorks (Singapore), Tokyo Metropolitan Theater (Tokyo), Theatre de la Ville (Paris).


Arizona Opera, Opera Australia, Berkshire Opera, Bregenzer Festspiele, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Colorado, English National Opera, Gotham Opera, Handel and Haydn Society, Houston Grand Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Madison Opera, Minnesota Opera, National Changgeuk Opera of Korea, De Nederlandse Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera de Rouen Haute Normandie, Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Spoleto Festival USA


American Ballet Theater, American Dance Festival, Canada Dance Festival, Centre National de la Danse Paris, The Chase Brock Experience, Dance Theater Workshop, Houston Ballet, The Joyce, Kansas City Ballet, The Kennedy Center, National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet.