The ChatCloudstreetParadeDespotic TendenciesMasterworks GalaMaple & Vinedon't bring lulu#howtodisappear


Steve Hendy is a Sydney based lighting designer. He has designed for theatre, dance, music theatre and architecture since becoming interested in light and performance at a young age. Steve aims to create an evocative and expressive response formed by strong collaboration with all creative members.

Steve’s recent design credits include; The Chat co-created by J R Brennan and David Woods at Sydney Festival (2019), Despotic Tendencies (film) co-created by directed by Gavin Jarrett and Anton (2018), Enter Ophelia directed by John Kachoyan at La Mama Theatre (2018), Maple & Vine directed by Bruce Hardy at Southbank Theatre (2015), Quick Death / Slow Love written and directed by Richard Murphet (2015), Cloudstreet directed by Julián Fuentes Reta (2015), and Parade directed by Bruce Hardy at The Cooper's Malthouse (2015).

Steve is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) (Honours). He was the 2014 recipient of the VCA Vectorworks Graduation Award and the 2013 School of Production recipient of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship.


  • Lighting Design – The Chat – Created by J R Brennan & David Woods


  • Lighting Design – Enter Ophelia – Directed by John Kachoyan
  • Lighting Design – Despotic Tendencies (film) – Co-directed by Gavin Jarrett and Anton
  • Lighting Programmer – You Animal, You – Force Majeure & Sydney Festival
  • Lighting Programmer – Cella – Narelle Benjamin, Paul White & Sydney Festival


  • Lighting Programmer – Biographica – Sydney Chamber Opera & Sydney Festival
  • Lighting Programmer – Champions – Form Dance Projects & Sydney Festival


  • Lighting Design – Sensory – Sugar Mountain


  • Lighting Design – Maple & Vine – BottledSnail Productions, Directed by Bruce Hardy
  • Lighting Design – Quick Death / Slow Love – Directed by Richard Murphet
  • Lighting Design – MKA: Bounty – Directed by Tom Gutteridge
  • Lighting Design – Cloudstreet – Directed by Julián Fuentes Reta
  • Lighting Design – Parade – BottledSnail Productions, Directed by Bruce Hardy
  • Lighting Design – Sparkle Tits and Glitter Nips – Directed by Sara Tabitha Catchpole
  • Lighting Design – The Inevitable Death of Cassie Summers – Directed by James Christensen
  • Control Technician – HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong – Illumination Physics
  • Control Technician – Studio City Macau – Illumination Physics
  • Technician and Operator – Dwelling – Big West Festival 2015


  • Lighting Design – Pterodactyl – VCA Dance: on y va, Choreographed by Stephanie Lake
  • Lighting Design – A Signature Species of Semblance – VCA Dance: on y va, Choreographed by Prue Lang
  • Lighting Design – God Save The Queen – VCA Dance: on y va, Choreographed by Lina Limosani
  • Lighting Design – Masterworks Gala – ELTHAM College
  • Lighting Design – don't bring lulu – Directed by Tom Gutteridge
  • Lighting Design – Once Were Pirates – Directed by Dan Czech
  • Lighting Design – FR!SK #howtodisappear – Devised by Patrick Considine and Christian Taylor
  • Lighting Design – FR!SK Notes from Zombieland – Devised by May-ling Bradley, Robert Favretto, George Lingard, Bart Welch and Zia Zantis-Vinycomb


  • Lighting Design – Eddie Goes to Poetry City – Directed by Richard Murphet
  • Associate Lighting Designer – 42nd Street – University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Lighting Design by Joseph Mercurio, Directed by David Wynen
  • Vision Designer – The Little Prince Trailer & Old as New – VCA Block Party
  • Head Electrician – Pericles Punished – Directed by Tanya Gerstle
  • Head Electrician – Summer Rain – Directed by Nancye Hayes
  • Video Operator – The Hanging of Jean Lee – Andrée Greenwell