Kathleen Turner is a professional lighting and scenic designer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to teaching at Hastings College, she spent 11 years as the staff lighting supervisor for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she taught various courses in theatrical design and technology.
In 2009, she earned her MFA in stage design from UNL and also holds a BA in design from the University of South Florida. She has worked with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre for 14 seasons in roles ranging from master electrician to lighting designer, including lighting designs for The Gift of The Magi, Heroes and The Serpent.
Since 2009 she has also been a designer for many productions at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, including the scenic designer for Gross Indecency, The Importance of Being Earnest and Black Coffee, as well as the lighting designer for Be More Chill, Catch Me If You Can and Les Miserables. Kathleen has also had the privilege of serving as the lighting and scenic designer for all of the Playhouse’s Penguin Project productions.