Morgan Moroney (he/him) is a lighting and video designer working across theatre, opera, dance and installation. Growing up on Kaurna land, he currently lives and works primarily on Gadigal land. He brings a distinct multidisciplinary approach to his practice, with a particular fascination for integrated-media live performance.
A graduate of NIDA, Morgan received the 2020 APDG Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award for his design on GHOSTS directed by Priscilla Jackman (NIDA).
He has been nominated twice for a Sydney Theatre Award in Best Independent Lighting Design, for CLEANSED (Red Line Productions) and SIGNIFICANT OTHER (New Theatre); and twice for an APDG Award in Lighting Design, for ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE (Sugary Rum) and CLEANSED.
Morgan’s recent collaborations as Lighting and Video Designer include: COLLAPSIBLE, which he also co-directed, CAMP (Siren Theatre & WorldPride) and A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SELF-DEFENCE (Merrigong & NTofP). Morgan’s work as Lighting Designer includes SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and CLYDE’S (Ensemble), THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Opera Australia National Tour), SHACK (ATYP) and JALI (Jubilee Street). His video design work includes A LETTER FOR MOLLY and STILL UNQUALIFIED (Ensemble).
In March 2022, Morgan worked with Nick Schlieper as Assistant Lighting Designer for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia). Morgan was also awarded the inaugural NIDA X Storytelling Futures grant to support the development of COLLAPSIBLE by Margaret Perry – a work exploring XR technologies in live performance, presented at the Old Fitz Theatre in 2023.