This year's USITT Rising Star is lighting designer John Horan, who hails from Chicago and has kept quite busy in theatre production these past few years. Having received his BFA in Theatrical Lighting Design and Production from State University of New York at Fredonia in December 2003, he is currently resident lighting designer at the Windy City's Emerald City Theatre Company, where recent lighting design gigs include Seussical, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, ...

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