Eve Bandi

  • Part Time Instructor in Lighting Design

My name is Eve Bandi.  I’m born and raised in Pittsburgh and a University of Pittsburgh alum. In the summer of 2010, I was the lighting intern with American Ballet Theatre during their annual stay at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. I graduated in 2011 with a BA in physics & astronomy and a minor in theatre arts. I worked around town for a couple years as an assistant, electrician, and designer. Then, in 2013 I started my graduate degree in lighting design at the University of Arizona. I continued to freelance while in school in Tucson and here in Pittsburgh. After completing my MFA in 2016, I spent a year teaching English in Taipei, Taiwan. Once returning to the states, I lived in San Diego for a little bit and worked with Pacific Event Productions setting up and taking down events all over the city. Following that, I was an associate designer for a condensed version of Carmen that Magic City Opera installed on a cruise ship. We installed it on two separate ships in the Azamara cruise line; one in April 2018 and the other in August 2018. I then moved to New York City for a year. I designed a handful of shows for Gallery Players and Seeing Place Theatre. I also was an overhire electrician at NYU. After New York, I moved back to Pittsburgh where I’ve been freelance designing and occasional electrician work. In town I’ve worked with No Name Players, South Park Theatre, The New Hazlett Theater, University of Pittsburgh, Bodiography, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, Pittsburgh Opera, Robert Morris University, and many others. I spent the 2021-2022 school year as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Lighting Design at University of Arizona.