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Company Artist Tayva Young (Lighting Designer) has been helping to bring stories to life for the last 25 years in both live Theatre and Architectural lighting. Her work in Museum lighting and theatrical design has brought her across the United States as well as overseas. Recently she has worked extensively around New England with various theaters and artists fully enjoying the challenges and adventures that come with each new play. She has had the privilege of working on several productions at NHTP, including: The Time Machine by Catherine Stewart, Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson and Sherwood, the Adventures of Robin Hood by Ken Ludwig. She enjoys working in this intimate space and all the challenges that come with each new production as well as the collaboration process with so many talented individuals, bringing the magic of live theatre to all audiences. Tayva has her MFA in Lighting Design from Brandeis University and is a licensed Massage Therapist working out of North Bewick and Wells, ME. She has been honored with two NH Theater Awards for best Lighting Design: Time Stands Still and Living in Exile. She thanks her husband Steve, her mom Jo and her two children, Nolan and Norah for all their help, love and support as they make it possible for her to create and explore new ways of bringing stories to life.