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A native of Montgomery, AL. Lyndell T. McDonald currently serves as Assistant Professor and Technical Supervisor for the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Alabama. He is a member of the IATSE local 78 stage union and has a preferred concentration in lighting design. In his role at UA, he has served as lighting designer and technical director for Dance Alabama! and the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre for over a decade with oversight of six dance productions annually. He has previously served as the guest lighting designer for Contemporary Choreographers Collective (COCO) Dance Festival in Trinidad and Tobago and for American College Dance Association South-West Region Conference at Texas Tech University. He has also served as a lighting designer for the Birmingham Ballet, Birmingham Dance Theatre, NS Studio in Birmingham, Birmingham Academy of Dance and the Pointe Dance Arts also located in Birmingham. His show design credits include: The Grapes of Wrath, The Piano Lesson and Romeo and Juliet, just to name of a few. His union credits include production setup for Jay-Z’s Holy Grail tour, Miranda Lambert’s Platinum tour and Mamma Mia!.
He has  produced work for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Ballet Theater, Opera Birmingham, Theatre Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama’s SummerTide Theatre productions. 

In addition to his academic and performing arts experience, Lyndell also owns an event lighting and production company, 2L7 LLC.. The company manages and designs lighting and décor for special events including: formal galas, fundraisers and weddings. 2L7 provides clients with professional knowledge and expertise that immediately enhance any event. 


MFA - 2019

Design & Technical Production 

The University of Alabama

BA - 2005

The University of Alabama


Professional Affiliations:

IATSE Local 78

Black Theatre Network

Grants & Awards 

2013 - Professional Staff Assembly Outstanding Professional             Award Nominee - The University of Alabama

Exhibitions & Festivals

2016 - Contemporary Choreographers' Collective Dance                   Festival - Trinidad & Tobago

2015 - American College Dance Association - South-                         Central Region - Texas Tech

2014 - Contemporary Choreographers' Collective Dance                   Festival - Trinidad & Tobago


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