Chris Swain is a Lighting Designer and Production Manager. He has worked extensively with Gecko – lighting design for the company includes The Time of Your life (for a televised performance on the BBC), Institute and Missing, as well as working as a production manager on Institute and The Overcoat. Recent lighting designs include: Blue Heart and The Light Princess for The Tobacco Factory Theatre, the Samuel Beckett prize winning Paper Architect for paper and projection artists The McGuires, The site specific dance performance Casting Traces for New Movement Collective, and Who Killed Bambi? and Metropolis for choreographer Renaud Wiser. He has production managed for Mark Bruce Dance Company – making and touring Dracula (which won 3 critic’s circle awards, and a South Bank Sky Arts award), Made in Heaven, Love and War, Sleepdogs – making sci-fi drama Dark Land Light House, Mayfest Theatre Festival – production managing 3 festivals from 2011 to 2013, and New International Encounter – making Hansel & Gretel for the Tobacco Factory.