Jesús López is a production stage manager, lighting designer, freelance visual multidisciplinary artist, published fine-art photographer & story teller, and an aspiring producer of the performance arts.
As a passionate aspiring producer of the performance arts, Jesús has produced, written, and directed three performance art shows. His first original production, RED (2017), was a 35min. performance poetry piece that touched on themes of rooted pain and healing. His second original production, /Echo (2018), opened for a 7-performance run in April 5th, 2018; an hour-long production with an all original score and script involving lyrical narrative, performance poetry, contemporary dance, and rap. In 2019 Jesús presented a performative installation piece at the Segerstrom Center for the Art's Plaza, titled "In This Light | There is Silence", consisting of animation, lighting design, dance, poetry & an original score created by Dimitri Soto. Jesús is currently on the pre-production stages of two new devised pieces: Tzaqik (2020), a collaboration with dance, theater & visual artists (co-produced by Brown Bag Theater Company, in California), and a movement collaboration with Brandon Ray, HardCandy (TBA).
During his studies at UTEP, Jesús worked as a Lighting Shop Student Supervisor & as a Publicity Artist at the UTEP Department of Theater and Dance. Jesús is also the Production Manager for K.B. Theatre Company in El Paso, TX., a young theatre company he co-founded and runs with long time collaborator and friend, artistic director Stephanie Carrillo, a company which focuses on supporting young local artists with their career development, partnered with thChrch. He also staged managed two consecutive summers at the Monomoy Theater (2017 & 2018) in Chatham, MA, and is currently one of two stage managers for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival in California for their 2019 season.
In his free time, Jesús keeps creating. He loves what he does.
Some of his biggest inspirations in the arts are the photographers Duane Michals & Francesca Woodman as well as artists Eugenio Salvador Dalí, Roberto Ferri & Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and the choreographer & director Damien Jalet. His literature and poetic inspirations, whom have motivated him to continue pursuing a new unconventional style for playwriting & experimentation for lyrical productions are Roberto Bolaño, Mary Oliver, Anne Carson, Sarah Kane, Benjamin Saenz, Mark Danielewski, Octavio Solis, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Dylan Thomas, Wisława Szymborska & the Wachowski Sisters.
*All photography in this website was taken by Jesús López unless stated otherwise*
(c)opyright Jesús López 2019